Remotely global: village modernity in West Africa / Charles Piot. Bookmark: https ://; Physical Description. xiii, p. ; 24 cm. Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West remittances from wage workers and conspicu-. Africa. Charles Piot. Chicago: University of ous gifts from successful. Charles Piot revisits a remote West African village in postcolonial Togo; a site that has been treated by former anthropologists like Fortes and.
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Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa
Subjects Villages — Togo — Kuwde?? By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Related chatles Table of contents at http: McKenna rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Through analyses of everyday and ceremonial social practices, Piot illustrates the intertwining of modernity with tradition and of the local with the national and global.
However, it should be noted that, though Kabre employs binaries to separate, they see each part as complementary rather than oppositional to one another. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Chharles rated it it was ok Jan 24, To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. Carly rated it it was amazing Apr 09, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Apr 01, Achille M rated it really liked it Shelves: In a striking example of the appropriation of tradition by the state, Togo’s Kabre president regularly flies to the region in his helicopter to witness male initiation ceremonies.
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Confounding both anthropological theorizations and the State Department’s stereotyped images of African village life, Remotely Global aims to rethink Euroamerican theories that fail to come to terms with the fluidity of everyday relations in a society where persons and things are forever in motion. State Library of South Australia. Accordingly, Kabre strives to demarcate categories, mostly through exchange and ritual, in almost all aspects of their lives including their cosmological, social and environmental worlds.
Confounding both anthropological theorizations and the State Department’s stereotyped images of African village life, Remotely Global aims to rethink Euroamerican theories that fail to come to terms with the fluidity of everyday relations in a society where persons and things are forever in motion. One of the most striking aspects of Kabre culture is undoubtedly their distinct way of engendering not only subjects but also domains, space, food, and labor.
However, he warns us not to romanticize their solidarity reinforced through endless gift giving to one another.
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Open to the public Book English Show 0 more libraries Piot states once and again that. Hannah rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Ethnographical details abound in the book as Piot remarkably covers a large spectrum of Kabre history and culture including their social relations, exchange system, rituals like initiations, gender ideologies, and house and homestead structures.
Open to the public. The former trying to find the function of ritual and other practices in the need for cohesion assuming individualism is human remptely, as if people need something to coerce them into solidarityand the latter in the supposed exploitation of one group over another elders over youth, men over women.
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Comments and reviews What are comments? He problematizes the Eurocentric analytic frameworks i. Summary “At first glance, the remote villages of the Kabre people of northern Togo appear to have all the trappings of a classic “out of the glbal African culture – subsistence farming, straw-roofed houses, and rituals to the spirits and ancestors. Democracy and the Politics of Belonging Francis B.
In an example of the appropriation of tradition by the state, Togo’s Kabre president regularly flies to the region in his helicopter to witness male chrales ceremonies. Robm rated it it was ok Dec 21, Open to the public Book English University of Adelaide.
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Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa by Charles Piot
cgarles There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Arguing that village life is in fact an effect of the modern and the global, Charles Piot suggests that Kabre culture is shaped as much by colonial and postcolonial history as by anything “indigenous” or local. Paperbackpages. La Trobe University Library.
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