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Title Memory and the postcolony : African anthropology and the critique of power / edited by Richard Werbner
Published England : Zed Books, 1998


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 W'PONDS  301.096 Wer/Mat  AVAILABLE
Description x, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Series Postcolonial encounters series
Postcolonial encounters.
Contents Introduction: Beyond Oblivion: Confronting Memory Crisis / Richard Werbner -- Pt. 1. In Memory: Death and Subjectivity. Ch. 1. Beyond the Grave: History, Memory and Death in Postcolonial Congo/Zaire / Filip De Boeck. Ch. 2. Death, Memory and the Politics of Legitimation: Nuer Experiences of the Continuing Second Sudanese Civil War / Sharon Elaine Hutchinson. Ch. 3. Smoke from the Barrel of a Gun: Postwars of the Dead, Memory and Reinscription in Zimbabwe / Richard Werbner -- Pt. 2. Towards Memory: Elections, Trials and Commissions. Ch. 4. The Uses of Defeat: Memory and Political Morality in East Madagascar / Jennifer Cole. Ch. 5. Systematic Judicial and Extra-Judicial Injustice: Preparations for Future Accountability / Sally Falk Moore -- Pt. 3. Against Memory: Fundamentalism and the Future. Ch. 6. Pentecostalism, Cultural Memory and the State: Contested Representations of Time in Postcolonial Malawi / Rijk van Dijk
Ch. 7. 'Make a Complete Break with the Past': Memory and Postcolonial Modernity in Ghanaian Pentecostal Discourse / Birgit Meyer. Ch. 8. Memory and Becoming Chosen Other: Fundamentalist Elite-Making in a Zambian Catholic Mission School / Anthony Simpson
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Anthropology -- Africa -- Philosophy.
Power (Social sciences) -- Africa.
Social psychology -- Africa.
Africa -- Politics and government.
Africa -- Social life and customs.
Author Werbner, Richard P.
LC no. 98008150
ISBN 1856495914
1856495922 (paperback)