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Working the system : a political ethnography of the new Angola

Author: Jon Schubert
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Working the System offers key insights into the politics of the everyday in twenty-first-century dominant party and neo-authoritarian regimes in Africa and elsewhere. Detailing the many ways ordinary Angolans fashion their relationships with the system - an emic notion of their current political and socioeconomic environment - Jon Schubert explores what it means and how it feels to be part of the contemporary  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Schubert
ISBN: 9781501713699 ) 1501713698 9781501713705 ((pbk. ; alk. paper)) 1501713701
OCLC Number: 1015369069
Description: 247 pages : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : working the system in boomtown Africa --
2002, year zero : the foundations of the new Angola --
Sambizanga : the affects of place and memory --
Angolanidade : mediating urbanity through race and class --
Cunhas : situational kinship and everyday authority --
A culture of immediatism : co-optation and complicity --
Against the system, within the system : the parameters of the political
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