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Reconfiguring slavery : West African trajectories

Author: Benedetta Rossi
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2009.
Series: Liverpool studies in international slavery, 2.
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A fascinating collection that advances a renewed conceptual framework for understanding slavery in West Africa today: instead of retracing the end of West African slavery, this work highlights the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reconfiguring slavery.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2009
Online version:
Reconfiguring slavery.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2009
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benedetta Rossi
ISBN: 1846311993 9781846311994 9781781383056 1781383057
OCLC Number: 287992970
Notes: "The ideas presented in this book were first discussed at an international conference held at SOAS on 25-26 May 2007 and organized in collaboration with the Centre of African Studies of the University of London."--Page ix.
Description: xii, 237 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: rethinking slavery in West Africa --
Slave descent and social status in Sahara and Sudan --
African American psychologists, the Atlantic slave trade and Ghana: a history of the present --
After abolition: metaphors of slavery in the political history of the Gambia --
Islamic patronage and "Republican Emancipation: the slaves of the Almaami in the Senegal River Valley --
Curse and blessing on post-slavery modes of perception and agency in Benin --
Contemporary trajectories of slavery in Haalpulaar society (Mauritania) --
Slavery and politics: stigma, decentralisation and political representation in Niger and Benin --
Slavery and migration: social and physical mobility in Ader (Niger) --
Discourses on slavery: reflections on forty years of research.
Series Title: Liverpool studies in international slavery, 2.
Responsibility: edited by Benedetta Rossi.


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'Reconfiguring Slavery has broad academic and non-academic appeal ... the content and accessible language make the text appropriate for undergraduate courses on globalization, post-colonial Africa, Read more...

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