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Remotely Global Village Modernity in West Africa

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ISBN-10: 0226669696

ISBN-13: 9780226669694

Edition: 1999

Authors: Charles Piot

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Description:

Arguing that village life is in fact an effect of the modern and the global, Piot suggests that Kabre culture is shaped as much by colonial and postcolonial history as by anything indigenous or local.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 238
Size: 0.62" wide x 0.91" long x 0.05" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Note on Kabre Orthography
Introduction
History: From the Black Atlantic to the Banality of Power
Exchange: Hierarchies of Value in an Economy of Desire
Persons: Engendering Subjects, Spectacular Rituals
Houses: Collapsing Binaries, Ruling Strangers
Community: Spirits, Mimesis, Modernity
Diaspora: Reciprocal Desires, Circulating Stories, Supernatural Contestations
A Kabre Modernity
Notes
References
Index