African futures : essays on crisis, emergence, and possibility

edited by Brian Goldstone and Juan Obarrio

Civil wars, corporate exploitation, AIDS, and Ebola-but also democracy, burgeoning cities, and unprecedented communication and mobility: the future of Africa has never been more uncertain. Indeed, drat future is one of the most complex issues in contemporary anthropology, as evidenced by the incredi...

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Other Authors: Goldstone, Brian (Editor), Obarrio, Juan (Editor)
Format: Book
Published: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2016]
Physical Description:267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN(s):9780226402383 : paperback
General note:Most contributions derive from an invited session on "African Futures in Crisis", held at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans in 2010.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: untimely Africa? / Brian Goldstone and Juan Obarrio
  • Rethinking crisis. Africa otherwise / Janet Roitman
  • The form of crisis and the affect of modernization / Brian Larkin
  • The productivity of crisis : aid, time, and medicine in Mozambique / Ramah McKay
  • Emergent economies. Money in the future of Africans / Jane I. Guyer
  • Forensics of capital / Michael Ralph
  • Brokering revolution : imagining future war on the West African borderlands / Danny Hoffman
  • Hedging the future / Charles Piot
  • Entangled postcolonial futures : Malagasy marriage migrants and provincial Frenchmen / Jennifer Cole
  • Urban spaces and local futures. Rough towns : mobilizing uncertainty in Kinshasa / AbdouMaliq Simone
  • Local futures, the future of the local : urban living in a Central African metropolis / Filip De Boeck
  • Changing mobilities, shifting futures / Peter Geschiere and Antoine Socpa
  • Time and again : locality as future anterior in Mozambique / Juan Obarrio
  • Possibilities. Getting ahead when we're behind : time, potential, and value in urban Tanzania / Brad Weiss
  • Africa in theory / Achille Mbembe.