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Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden Afrika-Studiecentrum

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Works: 369 works in 636 publications in 3 languages and 9,736 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  Abstracts  Bibliographies  Handbooks and manuals  Academic theses  History 
Roles: isb, Other, Publisher, Editor, Performer
Classifications: DT962.7, 354.68
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Most widely held works about Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden
 
Most widely held works by Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden
Vanguard or vandals : youth, politics, and conflict in Africa by J Abbink( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains a range of original studies on one of the major challenges in Africa today: the controversial role of youth in politics, conflict and rebellious movements. The issue is not only the drafting of child soldiers into insurgent armies or predatory militias, as in Somalia, Sierra Leone or Congo, but, more generally, that of the problematic insertion of large numbers of young people in the socio-economic and political order of post-colonial Africa. Even educated youths are being confronted with a lack of opportunities, blocked social mobility, and despair about the future. Many of the political antagonisms and conflicts in which youths are involved do not only exist at the discursive level but are being produced by current demographic and socio-political contradictions in Africa. African youth, while forming a numerical majority, largely feel excluded from power, are socio-economically marginalized and thwarted in their ambitions. They have little access to representative positions or political power, which is making for a politically volatile situation in many African countries. The authors address several case studies from across Africa: the Mungiki movement in Kenya, youth agency in southern Sudan in times of war, the challenges of 're-integrating' youthful ex-combatants in Sierra Leone, and street children in Togo. A common aim is to try to explain why patterns of generational conflict and violent response among younger age groups in Africa are showing such a remarkably uneven spread across the continent and to advance the comparative study of youth and generational conflict beyond mere description of the varied empirical cases
An ethnography of knowledge : the production of knowledge in Mupfurudzi resettlement scheme, Zimbabwe by Netsayi Noris Mudege( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book contributes to academic debates on knowledge. A resettlement area with people resettling from different agro-ecological regions with different knowledge and approaches to agriculture and farming provides a fascinating area to investigate how knowledge is produced and socialised. The fact that the resettlement scheme became a melting pot of different knowledge makes the term 'local' problematic yet farmers still use and produce knowledge that is considered 'local'. Of interest is how the gender dynamics, politics, power, conflicts, resistance, religious beliefs and government policies impact on farming knowledge and on farming in general. This book unravels how local knowledge makes use of scientifically based state organised interventions. The book is of interest to policy makers and anyone involved in development studies."--Jacket
International migration and national development in sub-Saharan Africa : viewpoints and policy initiatives in the countries of origin by Aderanti Adepoju( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on achieving a better understanding of the implications of international migration for national development from the perspective of the sending countries (with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa). More specifically, the purpose of this volume is to explore (1) current perceptions - as seen from the perspective of the countries of origin - of the links between international migration and national development, and (2) current trends in policy making aimed at minimising the negative effects, while optimising the development impact. What are the dominant views and policy initiatives in the different countries of sub-Saharan Africa? It is concerned with the question of how a coherent international migration policy can contribute to the fight against poverty. In the book, update information is given of migration-development nexus in various countries, including Senegal and Burkina Faso, Botswana and Mozambique, Nigeria and Kenya . Attention is additionally paid to Mexico, the Philippines and the People's Republic of China
Chief, council and commissioner. Some problems of government in Rhodesia by J. F Holleman( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam and Muslim politics in Africa by Benjamin F Soares( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political liberalization and economic reform, the weakening of the state, and increased global interconnections have all had profound effects on Africa. The contributors to this volume investigate and illuminate the specific changes these events have brought to the practice of Islam and Muslim politics in contemporary Africa. Through detailed case studies of ordinary African Muslims, Muslim activists, Islamic NGOs, debates about Islamic law, secularism and minority rights, and the political process in both conflict and postconflict settings, their work offers fresh perspectives on the complexity of Islam and Muslim politics in Africa
Law and the family in Africa( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African chieftaincy in a new socio-political landscape( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tourism and African development : change and challenge of tourism in Kenya by Isaac Sindiga( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a contribution to the debate on tourism and Third World development. The general goal of the study is to assess whether tourism is a viable development strategy for Africa, using the example of Kenya. More specifically, the book assesses the contribution of tourism in development; documents the development of tourism in Kenya; examines the outcomes of international tourism on the environment and society in Kenya; examines the response of Kenyan communities to international tourism; and makes recommendations for alternative tourism strategies with applicability to other African countries."--Jacket
Marketing boards in tropical Africa( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nomads and the state in Africa : the political roots of marginality by Victor Azarya( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of the nomadic peoples of Africa principally draws a distinction between "state forming" nomadic pastoralists, and those who lived in more decentralised structures who were more likely to become marginalized in the imposed colonial systems. In raising this issue the book also makes clear the distinction between nomadism and pastoralism and emphasises the dramatic differences and changes in ethno-cultural identity of individual groups. Besides suggesting a general comparative model for the study of these groups Victor Azarya also touches upon some current issues such as the effects of drought, contemporary ethnic strife, and the impact of tourism and wildlife preservation on local problems. --! From Amazon.com
The bush burnt, the stones remain : female initiation rites in urban Zambia by Thera Rasing( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Female initiation rites appear to be at odds with westernized urban society in present-day Zambia. This book offers an interpretation of the relevance of female initiation rites in an urban setting among today's 'modern' Christian women."--BOOK JACKET
African studies abstracts online by Afrika-Studiecentrum (Leiden)( )

in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenya coast handbook : culture, resources and development in the East African littoral by D Foeken( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dynamics of power and the rule of law : essays on Africa and beyond ; in honour of Emile Adriaan B. van Rouveroy van Nieuwaal by Wim M. J. van Binsbergen( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection presents nine case studies of the dynamics of African traditional leadership and its socio-political setting. African and European specialists deal with local situations in countries as diverse as Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Cameroon, Zambia, Botswana, Tanzania and South Africa
Building the homestead : agriculture, labour and beer in South Africa's Transkei by P. A McAllister( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an ethnography of consumption and work. It deals with beer drinking and co-operative agricultural labour among Xhosa-speaking people in South Africa's Transkei region. It analyses the underlying social, moral and religious principles on which labour and beer drinking are based and which connect them, and the historical and socio-political contexts in which this developed. The connection between beer and labour is encapsulated in the vernacular phrase ukwakh' umzi, 'building the homestead', and is manifested in practice through providing for the homestead's material needs, and through the fulfillment of its social and ritual obligations." "This is also a study of rural Xhosa identity and community, and its survival in the face of the overwhelming odds stacked against it by colonialism and apartheid. The maintenance of homestead production can be properly understood only if this wider context is taken into consideration. The analysis is thus directly relevant to current debates about agrarian change, land reform and economic development in South Africa's communal areas, since it shows how some rural Xhosa are able to maintain a sense of community and identity, and of how they are able to harness the socio-cultural resources at their disposal to engage in productive activity, with some success."--BOOK JACKET
Gender and class in the tea estates of Cameroon by Piet Konings( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology in Africa; a bibliography by Jan Hoorweg( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 1200 references to publications that reflect the state of affairs in the field of psychology on the entire African continent. Studies about exclusively white populations not included. Mostly journal articles, but some theses, reports, papers from meetings, and monographs also included. Classified arrangement of general topics. Author index
Tied to the land : household resources and living conditions of labourers on large farms in Trans Nzoia District, Kenya by D Foeken( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quest for self-esteem : State, Islam, and Mundang ethnicity in northern Cameroon by Kees Schilder( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African studies abstracts : the abstracts journal of the African Studies Centre, Leiden by Afrika Instituut Leiden( )

in 3 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An ethnography of knowledge : the production of knowledge in Mupfurudzi resettlement scheme, ZimbabweInternational migration and national development in sub-Saharan Africa : viewpoints and policy initiatives in the countries of originIslam and Muslim politics in AfricaLaw and the family in AfricaAfrican chieftaincy in a new socio-political landscapeNomads and the state in Africa : the political roots of marginalityThe bush burnt, the stones remain : female initiation rites in urban ZambiaThe dynamics of power and the rule of law : essays on Africa and beyond ; in honour of Emile Adriaan B. van Rouveroy van Nieuwaal
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African Studies Centre.

African Studies Centre Leiden

African Studies Centre (Leiden University)

African studies centre Leyde, Pays-Bas

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Afrika instituut Leyde, Pays-Bas

Afrika-Studiecentrum.

Afrika-Studiecentrum (Leiden)

Afrika-Studiecentrum Leiden institut scientifique universitaire aux Pays-Bas qui entreprend des recherches en sciences sociales sur l'Afrique subsaharienne

Afrika-Studiecentrum onderzoeksinstituut in Nederland

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ASCL (African Studies Centre Leiden)

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Centre d'études africaines Leyde, Pays-Bas

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Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden Afrika-studiecentrum

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