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#Review of Odudwa’s Chain

This seamless compilation of essays has the feel of a life’s work. Through the lens of his scholarship on the Yoruba, Andrew …


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#Review: Living by the gun

Outside observers have often interpreted Chad’s long history with rebellion as reflective of internal chaos and questionable moralities. Marielle Debos nuances these …


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#Review: Mobile Secrets

Information and communications technology (ICT) has been hailed as the holy grail of “transformational development”, the source of growing innovations (such as …


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#Review: Mobile Secrets

Julie Archambault’s Mobile Secrets is an ethnographically vivid and distinctive contribution to the ever growing anthropological literature on the topic of youth …


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#Review: Monrovia Modern

Monrovia Modern is a beautiful and perceptive book that describes the limitations and contradictions of architectural forms of political and urban imaginations …


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#Review: Sovereignty in Exile

As a contributor to a recent issue in Cultural Anthropology noted, enough attention has been devoted to sovereignty over the past 15 …


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#Review: Working the System

Working the System is a great book. It holds the promise of its subtitle and offers a deep ‘political ethnography of the …


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#Review: Moving by the Spirit

In Moving by the Spirit: Pentecostal Social Life on the Zambian Copperbelt, Naomi Haynes provides a compelling ethnographic study of the centrality …


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#Review: Remediation in Rwanda

In her new book, Kirsten Doughty provides us with an ethnographic account of the paradoxes, contradictions and omissions of remediation processes in …


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#Review: The Truth About Crime

What is ‘crime’? A social pathology? A violation of social order? The object or raison d’être of law enforcement? How can we …


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