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The Political Economy of Everyday Life in Africa : Beyond the Margins.

Author: Wale Adebanwi
Publisher: Oxford : Boydell & Brewer, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Multi-disciplinary examination of the role of ordinary African people as agents in the generation and distribution of well-being in modern Africa.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Adebanwi, Wale.
Political Economy of Everyday Life in Africa : Beyond the Margins.
Oxford : Boydell & Brewer, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wale Adebanwi
ISBN: 9781787440517 1787440516
OCLC Number: 1000451837
Description: 1 online resource (386 pages)
Contents: Frontcover --
Contents --
Maps, Illustrations & Tables --
Notes on Contributors --
Foreword by James Ferguson --
Acknowledgements --
Approaching the Political Economy of Everyday Life: An Introduction --
PART I. MONEY MATTERS: CURRENCY & FISCAL LIFE STRUGGLES --
1 Cattle, Currencies & the Politics of Commensuration on a Colonial Frontier --
2 Currency & Conflict in Colonial Nigeria --
3 Coercion or Trade? Multiple Self-realization during the Rubber Boom in German Kamerun (1899-1913) --
4 The Macroeconomics of Marginal Gains Africa's Lessons to Social Theorists --
PART II. LABOUR, SOCIAL LIVES & PRECARITY --
5 From Enslavement to Precarity? The Labour Question in African Histor --
6 Navigating Formality in a Migrant Labour Force --
PART III. MARGINALITY, DISAFFECTION & BIO-ECONOMIC DISTRESS --
7 Precarious Life: Violence & Poverty under Boko Haram & MEND --
8 The Debt Imperium: Relations of Owing after Apartheid --
9 Marginal Men & Urban Social Conflicts: Okada Riders in Lagos --
10 Sopona, Social Relations & the Political Economy of Colonial Smallpox Control in Ekiti, Nigeria --
PART IV. HISTORICITY, TEMPORALITY, AGENCY & DEMOCRATIC LIFE --
11 History as Value Added? Valuing the Past in Africa --
12 Cultural Mediation, Colonialism & Politics: Colonial 'Truchement', Postcolonial Translator --
13 'Kos'ona Miran?' Patronage, Prebendalism & Democratic Life in Contemporary Nigeria --
AFTERWORD. The Landscapes Beyond the Margins Agency, Optimization & the Power of the Empirical --
Index.

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Multi-disciplinary examination of the role of ordinary African people as agents in the generation and distribution of well-being in modern Africa.

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