BOOKS RECEIVED:  Axel Fleisch and Rhiannon Stephens, eds., “Doing Conceptual History in Africa, rev. ed.” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Employing an innovative methodological toolkit, Doing Conceptual History in Africa provides a refreshingly broad and interdisciplinary approach to African historical studies. The studies assembled here focus on the complex role of language in Africas… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Eva Keller, “Beyond the Lens of Conservation: Malagasy and Swiss Imaginations of One Another” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The global agenda of Nature conservation has led to the creation of the Masoala National Park in Madagascar and to an exhibit in its support at a Swiss zoo, the centerpiece of which is… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Mensah Adinkrah, “Witchcraft, Witches, and Violence in Ghana” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Witchcraft violence is a feature of many contemporary African societies. In Ghana, belief in witchcraft and the malignant activities of putative witches is prevalent. Purported witches are blamed for all manner of adversities including… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: P. Wenzel Geissler and Catherine Molyneux, eds., “Evidence, Ethos and Experiment: The Anthropology and History of Medical Research in Africa” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Medical research has been central to biomedicine in Africa for over a century, and Africa, along with other tropical areas, has been crucial to the development of medical science. At present, study populations in… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Catie Gressier, “At Home in the Okavango: White Batswana Narratives of Emplacement and Belonging” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley An ethnographic portrayal of the lives of white citizens of the Okavango Delta, Botswana, this book examines their relationships with the natural and social environments of the region. In response to the insecurity of… Read More
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