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Un cant èpic africà: una crítica al poder absolut

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Book Series: Antropologia Mèdica ISBN: 9788484244721 Year: Pages: 154 Language: Catalan
Publisher: Publicacions Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Subject: Anthropology --- Languages and Literatures
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Durant mil·lennis i mil·lennis, l’Àfrica subsahariana ha tingut la paraula com a principal mitjà de comunicació. En els darrers decennis, gràcies a la tècnica dels magnetòfons, s’han pogut conservar no tan sols les paraules sinó també algunes de les veus d’aquells que les produïren. Es així com avui podem gaudir del relat èpic que fou cantat durant una nit sencera pel trobador Zwè Nguéma l’any 1960 a Anguia (el Gabon) en llengua fang, enregistrat amb un magnetòfon d’aquell temps per Herbert Pepper (Orstom), transcrit i traduït al francès pels lingüistes Monsieur i Madame de Wolf i publicat pels Classiques Africains (Arman Colin) l’any 1972. És aquest relat de «mvet» el que l’autor d’aquest llibre es proposa resumir i comentar tot mostrant-nos de quina manera a través d’un llenguatge fantàstic i meravellós, proper fins i tot a la ciència ficció, el trobador ens lliura una crítica a qualsevol forma despòtica de governar un país.

Migration from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe: Past Developments, Current Status and Future Potentials

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ISBN: 9789089646507 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_496763 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History --- Migration
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One of the most important challenges concerning the future of the European Union is the demographic reproduction of the European population. Decreasing birth-rates and the retirement of the baby boomers will dramatically reduce the labour force in the EU, which will entail not only a lack of manpower but also lower contributions to European social systems. It seems clear that the EU will have to counterbalance this population decrease by immigration in the coming years. Migration Between the Middle East, North Africa and Europe takes this challenge as a point of departure for analysing the MENA region, in particular Morocco, Egypt and Turkey, as a possible source of future migration to the European Union. At the same time, it illustrates the uncertainties implied in such calculations, especially at a time of radical political changes, such as those brought about by the Arab Uprising.

Youth and Experiences of Ageing among Maa. Models of Society Evoked by the Maasai, Samburu, and Chamus of Kenya

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ISBN: 9783110372335 9783110377279 Year: Pages: 196 DOI: 10.2478/9783110372335 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Ethnology
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The Maa of East Africa are a cluster of related pastoral peoples who share a social organization based on age. This groups men into life-long cohorts from their initiation in youth, regardless of family wealth. Historically, this type of pre-market society has been described in every continent, but East Africa provides the principal surviving region of age-based societies, among whom the Maasai are the best known. In this volume, comparison between three branches of Maa highlights different aspects of their society: the dynamics of power with age and gender among the Maasai, of ritual performance and belief among the Samburu, and of historical change among the Chamus.Here it is argued that understanding another culture can only be approached through models derived in the first instance from the representations conveyed by members of that culture. The social anthropologist may then elaborate these images through the choice of analytical parallels, even extending to other disciplines and personal experience. Each chapter in this volume views Maa institutions through a different lens, exploring models relevant to a comprehensive analysis of their social life.

Governance for Justice and Environmental Sustainability

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ISBN: 9780415523592 9780203120880 9781138680067 9780415523595 Year: Pages: 360 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences
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The intention of this book is to begin to shed light on these issues, by exploring
the interplay between governance, justice and sustainability in a range of natural
resource sectors. The book comprises 16 chapters, 12 of them case studies recounting
experiences in the forest, wildlife, fisheries, conservation, mining and water
sectors of diverse countries: Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South
Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Cameroon.

Féminin-masculin

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ISBN: 9782759221639 Year: Pages: 248 DOI: 10.35690/978-2-7592-2163-9 Language: French
Publisher: éditions Quae
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Where are we today in the place of women in family agricultures compared with men, in both Northern and Southern countries. Based on very diverse field studies, this book exposes the need to analyse family agricultures from the perspective of masculine-feminine relations and social constructions that organise these power ratios. It addresses in succession the social management of male-female relationships in agriculture, gender inequalities in the definition and impact of agricultural and environmental policies and lastly the different approaches of gender in the food systems.

Reguliertes Abenteuer

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ISBN: 9783205796138 Year: Pages: 282 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_508002 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 186
Subject: Religion
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The book focuses on german speaking catholic missionary sisters who came to South Africa after 1945. In three chapters (space of origin, convent space, missionary space) the life stories are interpreted as an “adventure with a rule”. The group portrait shows motivations, daily life and experiences of one of the last generations of missionary women.

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