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Sociopolitical crisis and the reconstruction of sustainable periurban agriculture in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Authors:
Alfred Babo

Afr Stud Rev 2010 ;53(3):101-20

This article examines the effects of the post-2002 sociopolitical crisis in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, on urban and peri-urban agriculture. Based on the case study of Abidjan, it argues for a conceptualization of sustainability that includes social as well as environmental dimensions and focuses on coping strategies of producers and merchants. In Abidjan, these strategies included internal migration within the city and its periphery, the use of organic fertilizers, and changes in market structure. Read More

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Getting close to Rwandans since the genocide: studying everyday life in highly politicized research settings.

Authors:
Susan Thomson

Afr Stud Rev 2010 ;53(3):19-34

Research with people in highly politicized research settings illuminates the gap between the images that most African governments strive to represent and the sociopolitical realities of everyday life. This article discusses the opportunities and challenges of doing research in postgenocide Rwanda and is a useful resource for researchers contemplating their own projects under such conditions, whether in Rwanda or elsewhere. It discusses the importance of creating personal relationships and meeting people on their terms, as well as such topics as the identification of the research site, building rapport and trust with respondents, safeguarding anonymity and confidentiality, and working with local research assistants and partners. Read More

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March 2011
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Faction fights, student protests, and rebellion: the politics of beer-drinks and bad food in the Transkei, South Africa, 1955-63.

Authors:
Sean Redding

Afr Stud Rev 2010 ;53(2):125-47

This article examines two cases of conflict from the Transkei region of South Africa. In the first instance in 1955, young men caught up in a stick fight after drinking beer were arrested, tried, and convicted, and they received harsh sentences of six months of hard labor. In the second case in 1961, boys at an elite school in Umtata protested their poor food and lodging arrangements, set fire to the school library, and threatened to kill the headmaster. Read More

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December 2010

Views from below on the pro-poor growth challenge: the case of rural Rwanda.

Authors:
An Ansoms

Afr Stud Rev 2010 ;53(2):97-123

This article focuses on the Rwandan peasantry to confirm how "views from below" can contribute to a better understanding of the "pro-poor" growth challenge. Based on micro-level evidence gathered in 2007, it examines local peasants' perceptions of the characteristics and degree of poverty for different socioeconomic categories (i.e. Read More

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December 2010

The social history of Africa in the future: medical-related issues.

Authors:
M H Dawson

Afr Stud Rev 1987 ;30(2):83-91

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September 1989

Population change in Kericho District, Kenya: an example of fertility increase in Africa.

Authors:
R Lura

Afr Stud Rev 1985 ;28(1):45-56

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July 1987
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Struggles for control: the social roots of health and healing in modern Africa.

Authors:
S Feierman

Afr Stud Rev 1985 ;28(2-3):73-147

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January 1988

Prayers, amulets and charms: health and social control.

Authors:
R Handloff

Afr Stud Rev 1982 ;25(2-3):185-94

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October 1984

Economic consequenses of long-distance trade in East-Africa: the disease factor.

Authors:
G W Hartwig

Afr Stud Rev 1975 ;18(2):63-77

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January 1984
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