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Mortgaging the ancestors : ideologies of attachment in Africa

Author: Parker MacDonald Shipton
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, cop. 2009.
Series: Yale agrarian studies series.
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Drawing on years of ethnographic observation, this book discusses how people in Africa's interior feel about their attachment to family, to clan land, and to ancestral graves on the land. It explains  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Parker MacDonald Shipton
ISBN: 0300116020 9780300116021
OCLC Number: 690778743
Description: 1 vol. (xix-327 p.) : ill., carte, jaquette ill. ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Yale agrarian studies series.
Responsibility: Parker Shipton.
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'Accessible, provocative book, which should be of particular interest to development experts and policy makers.' - Carol Lentz, African Affairs -- Carol Lentz * African Affairs * "In lithe and lucid Read more...

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