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Hard Work, Hard Times : Global Volatility and African Subjectivities (Paperback)

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The description of Africa as a continent in perpetual crisis, ubiquitous in the popular media and in policy and development circles, is at once obvious and obfuscating. This collection by leading ethnographers moves beyond the rhetoric of African crisis to theorize people''s everyday practices under volatile conditions not of their own making. From Ghanaian hiplife music to the U.S. "diversity lottery" in Togo, from politicos in Cote d''Ivoire to squatters in South Africa, the essays in "Hard Work, Hard Times" uncover the imaginative ways in which African subjects make and remake themselves and their worlds, and thus make do, get by, get over, and sometimes thrive.
Contributors: Beth A. Buggenhagen, Stephen Jackson, Anne-Maria Makhulu, Mike McGovern, Charles Piot, Dorothea E. Schulz, and Jesse Weaver Shipley


Publisher Univ of California Pr
Mfg Part# 9780520098749
SKU 211286929
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0520098749
Release Date 7/1/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0240
Publisher University of California Press
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