Generations in Africa

ab 34,90 

Erdmute Alber, Sjaak van der Geest, Susan R. Whyte (eds.)

Connections and Conflicts

ISBN 978-3-8258-0715-3
Band-Nr. 33
Jahr 2008
Seiten 432
Bindung broschiert
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Though long neglected in anthropological research, the connections and conflicts
between generations are at the heart of social processes. In this book, sixteen studies
examine relations between generations of kin and between historical and political

The topics range from grandmother’s cooking, migrant remittances, youth
unemployment, teenage pregnancy, Valentine’s Day, and hip hop music, to respect,
religious virtue, gerontocracy, memory, wisdom, complaint, and the meaning of
tradition. Together they reinvigorate and expand the old anthropological interest in
generation, showing how necessary it is to understanding contemporary African