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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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 15
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 13
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 20
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 14
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 22
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 2
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 22
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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Wartime children's suffering and quests for therapy in northern Uganda Wartime children's suffering and quests for therapy in north.. Number of products in stock 24
This book is based on an ethnographic study in 2004-2005 during an ongoing civil war in northern Uganda. It examines children's suffering as well as their attempts to restore normality. The stu...
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Researching Africa: Explorations of everyday African encounters Researching Africa: Explorations of everyday African encount.. Number of products in stock 1
  The studies in this volume are the result of research carried out by students of the Research Masters in African Studies (RMAS) at Leiden University who graduated in 2008. Th...
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In search of greener pastures? Boat-migrants from Senegal to the Canary Islands In search of greener pastures? Boat-migrants from Senegal to.. Number of products in stock 29
The studies in this volume are the result of research carried out by students of the Research Masters in African Studies (RMAS) at Leiden University who graduated in 2008. The studies cover such ar...
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Plurality of religion, plurality of justice : exploring the role of religion in disputing processes in Gorongosa, Central Mozam Plurality of religion, plurality of justice : exploring the .. Number of products in stock 6
This dissertation, which is based on field research carried out between February 2007 and September 2008, examines the role of religion, notably traditional religion and Christianity, in disputing ...
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Participation for local development : the reality of decentralisation in Tanzania Participation for local development : the reality of decentr.. Number of products in stock 21
Community participation in local development has been emphasized in Tanzanian decentralization policy since independence in 1961. However, up to the early 1990s, little had been achieved in this re...
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Kfaang and its technologies: towards a social history of mobility in Kom, Cameroon, 1928-1998 Kfaang and its technologies: towards a social history of mob.. Number of products in stock 4
In this study of mobility in Kom, the second largest kingdom in the Bamenda Grasslands of Cameroon, life histories and archival files enlighten the social history of mobility in relation to the dev...
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Facing coal: changing conceptions of South African coal-based pollution, with special reference to the Witbank coalfield, 1906- Facing coal: changing conceptions of South African coal-base.. Number of products in stock 33
This thesis provides an environmental history of changing ideas around South African coal-based pollution, focusing on the Witbank coalfield in Mpumalanga Province, where the scars of mining are et...
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Coping with inadequacy: understanding the effects of central teacher recruitment in six ward secondary schools in Tanzania Coping with inadequacy: understanding the effects of central.. Number of products in stock 33
Since the early 2000s, when the government of Tanzania issued the directive that each ward is required to have a secondary school, the challenge of teacher inadequacy in secondary education has rev...
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The Dagara farmer at home and away : migration, environment and development in Ghana The Dagara farmer at home and away : migration, environment .. Number of products in stock 20
This study examines Dagara migration from Ghana's Upper West Region, a poor peripheral savannah area in the North of the country, to the Brong Ahafo Region, a semi-peripheral food crop frontier...
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Travelling hierarchies : roads in and out of slave status in a Central Malian Fulbe network Travelling hierarchies : roads in and out of slave status in.. Number of products in stock 22
This dissertation describes the sensitive issue of the contemporary emancipation trajectories of agropastoralist Fulbe slave descendants in central Mali. It explores how they are dealing with hiera...
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Militarized-youths-in-Western-Côte-dIvoire-:-local-processes-of-mobilization-demobilization-and-related-humanitarian-interventions-(2002-2007) Militarized youths in Western Côte d'Ivoire : local processe.. Number of products in stock 19
The recent conflict in Côte d'Ivoire has led to the militarization of many young civilians on both belligerent sides, especially in the west of the country. What is of particular interest is t...
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Being-old-in-times-of-AIDS:-aging-caring-and-relating-in-northwest-Tanzania Being old in times of AIDS: aging, caring and relating in no.. Number of products in stock 35
The HIV/AIDS epidemic in northwest Tanzania has profoundly shaped the experience of growing old. Older men and women take on new care tasks, such as caring for orphaned grandchildren and nursing dy...
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HIV-AIDS-treatment-in-two-Ghanaian-hospitals-:-experiences-of-patients-nurses-and-doctors HIV/AIDS treatment in two Ghanaian hospitals : experiences o.. Number of products in stock 34
This thesis is based on fifteen months of anthropological research in the voluntary counselling and testing centres and antiretroviral therapy clinics of two hospitals in Ghana, St. Patrick's H...
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Beyond-the-façade-:-instrumentalisation-of-the-Zambian-health-sector Beyond the façade : instrumentalisation of the Zambian healt.. Number of products in stock 81
This dissertation is a response to an academic and popular discussion that painted a bleak picture of the African state and by extension the endeavour of development cooperation. It focuses on the ...
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Fighting-over-forest-:-interactive-governance-of-conflicts-over-forest-and-tree-resources-in-Ghanas-high-forest-zone Fighting over forest : interactive governance of conflicts o.. Number of products in stock 46
By the turn of the millennium, forest governance had been given recognition on Ghana's development agenda. The emergence of various forest governance initiatives increased the diversity of acto...
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Unequal-catch-:-gender-and-fisheries-on-the-Lake-Victoria-landing-sites-in-Tanzania Unequal catch : gender and fisheries on the Lake Victoria la.. Number of products in stock 40
This study deals with gender and access to resources among the Haya, a fishing people on the Lake Victoria landing sites in Tanzania. In particular, the study is about Haya women accessing financia...
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Big-Men-playing-football-:-money-politics-and-foul-play-in-the-African-game Big Men playing football : money, politics and foul play in .. Number of products in stock 65
While the skills of football players can be observed on pitches throughout Africa, the actions of those who run the game's administrative side are less visible. Based on anthropological fieldwo...
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