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Regimes of Responsibility in Africa
Genealogies, Rationalities and Conflicts
Edited by Benjamin Rubbers and Alessandro Jedlowski
256 pages, 2 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78920-359-2 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (October 2019)
eISBN 978-1-78920-360-8 eBook
“Regimes of Responsibility contributes to a growing number of histories in anthropology, political science, religious studies, economics, and history. This volume is unique in that it spans sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on neoliberal periodization and the way its effects are understood by local communities, with ‘responsibility’ as its discursive frame.” • African Studies Review
Regimes of Responsibility in Africa analyses the transformations that discourses and practices of responsibility have undergone in Africa. By doing so, this collection develops a stronger grasp of the specific political, economic and social transformations taking place today in Africa. At the same time, while focusing on case studies from the African continent, the work enters into a dialogue with the emerging corpus of studies in the field of ethics, adding to it a set of analytical perspectives that can help further enlarge its theoretical and geographical scope.
Benjamin Rubbers is Professor in Social Anthropology at the University of Liège, Belgium. He is also the author of three monographs and numerous journal articles and book chapters on the Congolese Copperbelt, which he has frequently visited on fieldtrips since 1999.
Alessandro Jedlowski is a media anthropologist and the co-chair of the “African Diasporas” programme of the African Studies research centre Les Afriques dans le monde (LAM) at the Bordeaux School of Political Sciences (Sciences Po Bordeaux).
Subject: Political and Economic Anthropology Anthropology (General)
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