Consumption in Africa – Anthropological Approaches

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Hans Peter Hahn (Ed.)

ISBN 978-3-8258-0725-2
Band-Nr. 37
Jahr 2008
Seiten 208
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The study of consumption, including such aspects as social
differentiation, communication and the change of needs, has become a major
field of study within material culture research. This volume unites a
number of ethnographic case studies documenting a wide range of local
practices with regard to consumer goods. Although based on the acquisition
of globally circulating goods, consumption in Africa is appropriated and,
thus, becomes part of the local material culture.

The contributions of this volume are the outcome of a workshop held at the
African Studies Centre at Bayreuth University. Each chapter deals with the
social dynamics engendered by new modes of consumption in specific areas
(Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia, Tanzania, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Niger).

Cover Photos: Bicycle owner and vendor of locally brewed beer in Kollo
(Dép. de Tiébélé) on the way to the market, woman selling millet on the
market of Zabré (both Burkina Faso)