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CITY LIFE IN AFRICA. ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSIGHTS
by Katja Werthmann
This book introduces readers to the anthropology of urban life in Africa, showing what ethnography can teach us about African city dwellers’ own notions, practices, and reflections. It asks what anthropologists have come to learn about Africans’ views on city life. It provides a critical acclaim of ethnographies in English, French, and German and elucidates anthropology’s contribution to understanding city life in Africa. It highlights the significance of female, African and Diaspora scholars for an emerging urban anthropology of Africa. The book will be an essential read for students and researchers of social anthropology, African and urban studies, but also for professionals in research and development organizations, thinktanks, and other institutions concerned with urban Africa.
RecAf — New Video Podcast — Afrikanists Assemble
Have a look at the first episode of Afrikanists Assemble, a Video Podcast produced by the research project Recalibrating Afrikanistik; a forum that seeks dialogue and exchange. There will be new episodes of Afrikanists Assemble every month centring around changing topics related to the field of Afrikanistik and African Studies.
African Studies Research, 07 December 2022
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We would like to invite you to our first African Studies Research Seminar of the 2022/23 winter semester. Our seminar will take place in-person and online, 11h15 —13h. Our speakers will be:
Julia Schweers (University of Oxford) — Citizenship Abroad, Capital at Home — the Value of Dual Citizenship in Ghana
Stefanie Mauksch (Leipzig University) — Failing Onwards, Fastly: Entrepreneurial Futures in Sudan
Venue: Room 2.216, at Institute of African Studies (GWZ, Beethovenstr. 15) and
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