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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Community-Based Approaches to African History

Peter R. Schmidt and Kathryn Weedman Arthur.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History

P ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: African History. 15490 words.

Several trends in the historical scholarship of Africa require recognition and remediation. The first is a quickly shrinking interest in African history of the past two millennia, with a...

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THE LEBANESE COMMUNITIES OF CÔTE D'IVOIRE

CHRIS BIERWIRTH.

in African Affairs

January 1999; p ublished online January 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 0 words.

The Lebanese diaspora in Côte d'Ivoire is divided into two distinct communities: the established families, or durables, which have been in the country for two or three generations, and the...

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After restitution: Community, litigation and governance in South African land reform

Christiaan Beyers and Derick Fay.

in African Affairs

July 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African History; International Relations; Regional Political Studies; African Studies. 9670 words.

This article considers the fracturing of “community” and the turn to litigation in the wake of nominally settled land restitution claims in South Africa. We describe emergent incongruence...

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Community-based Approaches to African History

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Historiography: Methods and Sources

March 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African History. 15129 words.

Historical studies of precolonial history in Africa face a crisis. Increasingly researchers are turning away from ancient history to the study of the modern period or they are devoting more...

Under the gaze of the ‘big nations’: Refugees, rumours and the international community in Tanzania

Simon Turner.

in African Affairs

April 2004; p ublished online April 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 0 words.

In most academic literature refugees are portrayed either as those who lack what national citizens have or as a threat to the national order of things. This article explores the effects of...

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Entanglements of private security and community policing in South Africa and Swaziland

Tessa Diphoorn and Helene Maria Kyed.

in African Affairs

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African History; International Relations; Regional Political Studies; African Studies. 9966 words.

Security in Africa is seldom a public good provided by the state, but is frequently something you pay for or acquire by turning to various non-state or community actors. The privatization...

Social capital and civil war: The Dinka communities in Sudan’s civil war

Luka Biong Deng.

in African Affairs

April 2010; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 7787 words.

It is generally assumed that violent conflict has a negative effect on social capital, and war zones are considered to be ‘zones of social capital deficiency’. This article challenges this...

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Democratizing Security or Decentralizing Repression? The ambiguities of community policing in Kenya

Mutuma Ruteere and Marie‐Emmanuelle Pommerolle.

in African Affairs

October 2003; p ublished online October 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 0 words.

Crime, and the means to control it, are major preoccupations for the citizens of Nairobi. Traditional policing methods have failed to curb a rising tide of criminality, with members of the...

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Land grabbing and NGO advocacy in Liberia: A deconstruction of the ‘homogeneous community’

Kieran Gilfoy.

in African Affairs

April 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African History; International Relations; Regional Political Studies; African Studies. 9436 words.

The literature on the “new global land grab” has to date been preoccupied with macro and theoretical studies, resulting in a lack of in-depth local studies. This article uses a Liberian...

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Precolonial Sub-Saharan African Farming and Herding Communities

Paul Lane and Anna Shoemaker.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: African History. 13982 words.

Agricultural practices on the African continent are exceptionally diverse and have deep histories spanning at least eight millennia. Over time, farmers and herders have independently...

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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Precolonial Sub-Saharan African Farming and Herding Communities

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Historiography: Methods and Sources

March 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African History. 14174 words.

Research on the origins, spread, and evolution of food-production systems across sub-Saharan Africa has intensified in recent decades. Advances in archaeological science, population...

Feckless and reckless or forbearing and resourceful? Looking behind the stereotypes of HIV and AIDS in “fishing communities”

Elizabeth Westaway, Janet Seeley and Edward Allison.

in African Affairs

October 2007; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 8285 words.

Over the last decade evidence has emerged suggesting that in many countries fisherfolk, as an occupational group, are at greater risk to HIV and AIDS than the general adult population. This...

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Briefing — Darfur: The international community’s failure to protect

Nick Grono.

in African Affairs

October 2006; p ublished online October 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 4554 words.

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Brotherhood solidarity, education and migration: The role of the Dahiras among the Murid muslim community of New York

Cheikh Anta Babou.

in African Affairs

April 2002; p ublished online April 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 0 words.

The recent history of the Muridiyya is marked by an increasing urbanization of the brotherhood. Mostly confined to the Peanut Basin of Senegal until the end of the Second World War, the...

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Radio in Africa: Publics, Cultures, Communities

Preben Kaarsholm.

in African Affairs

January 2013; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 726 words.

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Commentary: community policing: a panacea from the West

Mike Brogden.

in African Affairs

October 2004; p ublished online October 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 0 words.

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Imperial migrations: Colonial communities and diaspora in the Portuguese world

Victor Pereira.

in African Affairs

July 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African History; International Relations; Regional Political Studies; African Studies. 706 words.

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The Growth of Farming Communities in Africa from the Equator Southwards

GRAEME BARKER.

in African Affairs

April 1998; p ublished online April 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 0 words.

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The Fractured Community: Landscapes of power and gender in rural Zambia

CHERYL McEWAN.

in African Affairs

April 1998; p ublished online April 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 0 words.

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Dala or Diaspora? Obama and the Luo Community of Kenya

Matthew Carotenuto and Katherine Luongo.

in African Affairs

April 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 10378 words.

As members of the ethnic group to which the American President's paternal family belongs, Luo people in Kenya and in the diaspora have been eagerly claiming Barack Obama as ‘their own’...

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