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Playing the Marginality Game

by Anita Schroven Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

In Guinea, situated in the background of central government struggles, rural elites use identity politics, through history and contemporary political reforms to maintain their privileges and perpetuate a generation-old...

The Wheel of Autonomy

by Felix Girke Berghahn Books (August 01, 2018)

How do the Kara, a small population residing on the eastern bank of the Omo River in southern Ethiopia, manage to be neither annexed nor exterminated by any of the larger groups that surround them? Through...

Difference and Sameness as Modes of Integration

by Gunther Schlee & Alexander Horstmann Berghahn Books (November 01, 2017)

What does it mean to "fit in?" In this volume of essays, editors Günther Schlee and Alexander Horstmann demystify the discourse on identity, challenging common assumptions about the role of sameness and difference...

'City of the Future': Built Space, Modernity and Urban Change in Astana

by Mateusz Laszczkowski Berghahn Books (August 01, 2016)

Astana, the capital city of the post-Soviet Kazakhstan, has often been admired for the design and planning of its futuristic cityscape. This anthropological study of the development of the city focuses on every-day...

On Retaliation

by Bertram Turner & Gunther Schlee Berghahn Books (April 01, 2017)

Retaliation is associated with all forms of social and political organization, and retaliatory logics inform many different conflict resolution procedures from consensual settlement to compensation to violent...

Irish/ness Is All Around Us: Language Revivalism and the Culture of Ethnic Identity in Northern Ireland

by Olaf Zenker Berghahn Books (April 01, 2013)

Focusing on Irish speakers in Catholic West Belfast, this ethnography on Irish language and identity explores the complexities of changing, and contradictory, senses of Irishness and shifting practices of 'Irish...

Domesticating Youth: Youth Bulges and their Socio-political Implications in Tajikistan

by Sophie Roche Berghahn Books (March 01, 2014)

Most of the Muslim societies of the world have entered a demographic transition from high to low fertility, and this process is accompanied by an increase in youth vis-à-vis other age groups. Political scientists...

The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective

by Jacqueline Knörr & Christoph Kohl Berghahn Books (February 01, 2016)

For centuries, Africa's Upper Guinea Coast region has been the site of regional and global interactions, with societies from different parts of the African continent and beyond engaging in economic trade, cultural...

Changing Identifications and Alliances in North-east Africa: Volume I: Ethiopia and Kenya

by Gunther Schlee & Elizabeth E. Watson Berghahn Books (October 01, 2009)

Forms of group identity play a prominent role in everyday lives and politics in northeast Africa. Case studies from Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya illustrate the way that identities are formed and change...