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The African Studies Centre publishes nine different series. Four book series are published by Brill and one by Langaa (Cameroon). Books published by the ASC can generally be ordered via this webshop. Books published in cooperation with an external publisher (Brill, Langaa etc.) can be ordered directly from the publisher.
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Safety in the midst of stigma: experiencing HIV/AIDS in two Ghanaian communities Safety in the midst of stigma: experiencing HIV/AIDS in two .. Number of products in stock 10
Stigmatization of people associated with HIV can be devastating, even more so than the virus itself. It destroys the lives of HIV positive people and their loved
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World and experiences of AIDS orphans in north central Namibia World and experiences of AIDS orphans in north central Namibia Number of products in stock 8
How do young AIDS orphans deal with the loss of their parents and their changed circumstances? This thesis discusses the social environment, experiences and perceptions of fourteen orphans in north ce
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"Ask and you shall be given": Pentecostalism and the economic crisis in Cameroon "Ask and you shall be given": Pentecostalism and the economi.. Number of products in stock 7
Cameroon's economic crisis has led to widespread unemployment and poverty since the 1980s. Civil society organizations, including the churches, believe that bad governance is at the heart of th...
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Transition towards Jatropha biofuels in Tanzania? An analysis with Strategic Niche Management Transition towards Jatropha biofuels in Tanzania? An analysi.. Number of products in stock 15
This study analyses the recent emergence of a biofuels sector in Tanzania. The focus is on 'Jatropha curcas', an oil-bearing plant that is widely seen as having great potential as an energy...
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"Our Way". Responding to the Dutch aid in the District Rural Development Programme of Bukoba, Tanzania "Our Way". Responding to the Dutch aid in the District Rural.. Number of products in stock 6
This book is about the relationship between donors and aid recipients in bilateral development cooperation programmes. Using the example of the Dutch District Rural Development Programmes (DRDPs) i...
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Tied to migrants. Transnational influences on the economy of Accra, Ghana Tied to migrants. Transnational influences on the economy of.. Number of products in stock 9
This book provides an in-depth exploration of how transnational relationships of urban dwellers with (international) migrants influence economic activities in Accra, the capital of Ghana. These tra...
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Transnationalism, local development and social security. The functioning of support networks in rural Ghana Transnationalism, local development and social security. The.. Number of products in stock 4
Intercontinental migration from rural areas in Ghana has become a common strategy in the social security provision of family members who stay behind. Focusing on the Ashanti region, this study exam...
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'Prendre le bic'. Le Combat Spirituel congolais et les tranformations sociales 'Prendre le bic'. Le Combat Spirituel congolais et les tranf.. Number of products in stock 1
Cette thèse de doctorat montre la manière dont des femmes originaires de la République démocratique du Congo, dans une période de crise et dans le contexte de la mondialisation, au Congo et da...
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How to win a football match in Cameroon. An anthropological study of Africa's most popular sport How to win a football match in Cameroon. An anthropological .. Number of products in stock 11
Footballers Essomba and Ashu, team manager Kalla and spiritual adviser Zé are the key characters in this anthropological study of football in Cameroon, which is based on research carried out in 20...
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Coming back from the bush. Gender, youth and reintegration in northern Sierra Leone Coming back from the bush. Gender, youth and reintegration i.. Number of products in stock 16
This thesis explores the postwar reintegration strategies of young women who had forcibly become affiliated with one of the fighting factions during the ten years of civil war in Sierra Leone. Inst...
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Plantations, power and people. Two case studies on the restructuring of South Africa's forestry sector Plantations, power and people. Two case studies on the restr.. Number of products in stock 18
This PhD thesis introduces an arena in which government policy, private-sector compliance and community actions interact. Based on South Africa's forestry sector and on two forestry companies -...
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Teaching peace, transforming conflict? : exploring participants' perceptions of the impact of informal peace education t Teaching peace, transforming conflict? : exploring participa.. Number of products in stock 10
Peace education is extremely fashionable but as yet few people have endeavoured to explore the outcome and impact of peace education programmes. There is often a gap between good intentions and realit
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Dilemmas of development. Conflicts of interest and their resolutions in modernizing Africa Dilemmas of development. Conflicts of interest and their res.. Number of products in stock 0
This collective volume, which is based on a conference of the Netherlands Association for African Studies, held in November 2005, contains the following contributions: Introduction, by Jon Abbink &...
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Poverty and inequality in urban Sudan. Policies, institutions and governance Poverty and inequality in urban Sudan. Policies, institution.. Number of products in stock 11
This book provides an overview of the conditions facing the urban poor in Khartoum, Sudan, and explores the opportunities and constraints people of different genders, ages, wealth and social origin...
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'Beyond their age' : coping of children and young people in child-headed households in South Africa 'Beyond their age' : coping of children and young people in .. Number of products in stock 12
This study concentrates on the capacity of children and young people to cope in child-headed households in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. In contrast to the dominant view of these child...
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Food security and coping mechanisms in marginal areas : the case of West Pokot, Kenya, 1920-1995 Food security and coping mechanisms in marginal areas : the .. Number of products in stock 15
Using the case of West Pokot in northwestern Kenya, the major focus of this book is on food security and coping mechanisms in an arid environment. Following the introduction, Ch. 2 analyses the adv...
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Making decentralization work for women in Uganda Making decentralization work for women in Uganda Number of products in stock 13
This book is about engendering local governance. It explores the euphoria with which Uganda's decentralization policy took centre stage as a sufficient driver to engender local development resp...
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Pastoralistes et la ville au Bénin: Livelihoods en questionnement Pastoralistes et la ville au Bénin: Livelihoods en questionn.. Number of products in stock 15
L'immigration des éleveurs en milieu urbain est un phénomène récent au Bénin et a été peu documenté. Vu que l'élevage basé sur l'exploitation des ressources naturelles constit...
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amilies in movement : transformation of the family in urban Mali, with a focus on intercontinental mobility Families in movement : transformation of the family in urban.. Number of products in stock 14
This Masters Thesis is the winner of the ASC's Africa Thesis Award 2008. It deals with changing family relations in African society in the context of intercontinental mobility. Based on many st...
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Creating space for fishermen's livelihoods: Anlo-Ewe beach seine fishermen's negotiations for livelihood space wi Creating space for fishermen's livelihoods: Anlo-Ewe beach s.. Number of products in stock 16
This PhD thesis presents a case study of one of the artisanal fishing groups active in the West African region, namely the Anlo-Ewe beach seine fishermen in Ghana, showing how these fishermen negot...
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Advances in coastal ecology : people, processes and ecosystems in Kenya Advances in coastal ecology : people, processes and ecosyste.. Number of products in stock 17
This volume contains 17 papers presented at the Coastal Ecology Conference (on the Kenyan coast) in Mombasa, Kenya, in 2006. Contents: Introduction, by J. Hoorweg and N. Muthiga. Part 1 (Fish and f...
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Ominous calm. Autochtony and sovereignty in Konkomba/Nanumba violence and peace, Ghana Ominous calm. Autochtony and sovereignty in Konkomba / Nanum.. Number of products in stock 10
Why did a conflict between a majority of settlers (Konkomba), claiming equal citizenship, and a minority of autochthons (Nanumba), produce Ghana's largest incident of ethnic cleansing and a sub...
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Coping with cancer and adversity : hospital ethnography in Kenya Coping with cancer and adversity : hospital ethnography in K.. Number of products in stock 20
Hospital treatment is generally associated with 'getting better', the restoration to health and normal life. The onset of a life-threatening disease such as cancer, however, can transform t...
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Ghanaian nurses at a crossroads. Managing expectations on a medical ward Ghanaian nurses at a crossroads. Managing expectations on a .. Number of products in stock 1
Nursing as a profession is practised worldwide in hospitals, clinics, health centres, and individual homes. While there are universal definitions of nursing and universal criteria for training stud...
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Bodies in action. Culture and body skills in post-conflict Sierra Leone Bodies in action. Culture and body skills in post-conflict S.. Number of products in stock 14
This book examines the influence of culture on human body movement, using video data to document body movements. The body skills of a sample of Sierra Leoneans are analysed in terms of acquisition ...
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