Tag: Joe Trapido

Joe Trapido: Breaking Rocks: Music, Ideology and Economic Collapse, from Paris to Kinshasa

Focaal Web Editor , September 5th, 2017

Breaking Rocks is a volume of the Dislocations series published by Berghahn Books, a series closely associated with Focaal and FocaalBlog. The immense dislocations and suffering caused by…


Joe Trapido: Epochs and continents: Potlatch, articulation, and violence in the Congo

Focaal Web Editor , January 5th, 2016

This post is part of the Modes of Production feature moderated and edited by Patrick Neveling and Joe Trapido. From the sixteenth century onward, European trading networks grew…


NEW! — Joe Trapido: Elections, politics, and power in central and southern Africa

Focaal Web Editor , September 2nd, 2015

The conference “Elections in central and southern Africa, dynamics of exclusion and participation,” at SOAS on 26 June 2015, prompts me to some personal reflections. Elections in central…