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Title Ethnic ambiguity and the African past : materiality, history, and the shaping of cultural identities / edited by François G. Richard, Kevin C. MacDonald
Published Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, Inc., [2015]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Publications of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London
Publications of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
Contents Pages:1 to 25 -- Pages:26 to 50 -- Pages:51 to 75 -- Pages:76 to 100 -- Pages:101 to 125 -- Pages:126 to 150 -- Pages:151 to 175 -- Pages:176 to 200 -- Pages:201 to 225 -- Pages:226 to 250 -- Pages:251 to 275 -- Pages:276 to 297
Summary The collective inquiries in this volume address ethnicity in ancient Africa as social fact and political artifact along numerous dimensions. Is ethnicity a useful analytic? What can archaeology say about the kinds of deeper time questions which scholars have asked of identities in Africa? Eleven authors engage with contemporary anthropological, historical and archaeological perspectives to examine how ideas of self-understanding, belonging, and difference in Africa were made and unmade. They examine how these intersect with other salient domains of social experience: states, landscapes, discourses, memory, technology, politics, and power. The various chapters cover broad geographic and temporal ground, following an arc across Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and East Africa, spanning from prehistory to the colonial period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Africans -- Ethnic identity -- History
Ethnoarchaeology -- Africa
Indigenous peoples -- Material culture -- Africa
Indigenous peoples -- Material culture.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Africa -- Civilization.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author MacDonald, Kevin C., editor.
Richard, François G., 1976- editor.
ISBN 1629580090