Social im/mobilities in Africa : ethnographic approaches

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Full title: Social im/mobilities in Africa : ethnographic approaches / edited by Joël Noret.
Alternative titles: Social immobilities in Africa
Social mobilities in Africa
Other authors: Noret, Joël, (Editor)
Format: Book           


Summary: "Grounded in both theory and ethnography, this volume insists on taking social positionality seriously when accounting for Africa's current age of polarizing wealth. To this end, the book advocates a multidimensional view of African societies, in which social positions consist of a variety of intersecting social powers - or 'capitals' - including wealth, education, social relationships, religion, ethnicity, and others. Accordingly, the notion of social im/mobilities emphasizes the complexities of current changes, taking us beyond the prism of a one-dimensional social ladder, for social moves cannot always be apprehended through the binaries of 'gains' and 'losses'"--
Other authors: Noret, Joël, (Editor)
Language: English
Published: New York : Oxford ; Berghahn Books, 2020.
Classmark: 305.5/13096
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781789204858
1789204852