Africa

A scholarly journal devoted to the study of African societies and cultures. Editorial emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary approach to African studies by the inclusion of topics in social sciences, history, the environment, and life sciences. Each i

Articles from Vol. 73, No. 4, Fall

Forgetful Remembering: A Colonial Life in the Congo
MEMORY: REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING ABSTRACT Social memory, cultural memory, culture as memory, and memory as culture, landscape and memory, places of memory, regimes of memory--all these have been prominent topics in cultural studies, also in...
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Localisation, Ghanaian Pentecostalism and the Stranger's Beauty in Botswana
ABSTRACT This contribution considers the current position of the Ghanaian migrant community in Botswana's capital, Gaborone, at a time of rising xenophobic sentiments and increasing ethnic tensions among the general public. The article examines...
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Money and Death: Funeral Business in Asante, Ghana
ABSTRACT This article examines the current commercialisation and expansion of Asante funeral celebrations in Ghana. Funerals have always been the main public social events in Asante, but the growing funeral business significantly alters the way...
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Patriarchies, Prophets, and Procreation: Sources of Gender Practices in Three African Churches
ABSTRACT The Celestial Church of Christ, the Christ Apostolic Church, and the Church of the Lord (Aladura) are indigenous churches, which share the selective blending of Christian and Yoruba religious traditions; however, their gender practices,...
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Remembering J. M. Stuart-Young of Onitsha, Colonial Nigeria: Memoirs, Obituaries and Names
ABSTRACT Colonial Onitsha provided the stage for John Moray Stuart-Young (1881-1939), a Manchester trader and poet, to perform the role of an educated gentleman. In his autobiographical writing, Stuart-Young created a host of famous metropolitan...
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The Talk Goes Outside: Argument, Privacy and Power in Mambila Society towards a Sociology of Embedded Praxis
ABSTRACT In this paper the sociological implications of loud argument are considered, by taking a case study from the Mambila in Cameroon. Meetings of rotating credit societies are non-traditional forums where power and status are in dispute. These...
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