Ethnic Ambiguity and the African Past: Materiality, History, and the Shaping of Cultural Identities

1st Edition

Francois G Richard, Kevin C MacDonald

Routledge
Published April 1, 2015
Reference - 296 Pages
ISBN 9781629580074 - CAT# Y288377
Series: UCL Institute of Archaeology Publications

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

USD$96.95

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

The collective inquiries in this volume address ethnicity in ancient Africa as social fact and political artifact along numerous dimensions. Is ethnicity a useful analytic? What can archaeology say about the kinds of deeper time questions which scholars have asked of identities in Africa? Eleven authors engage with contemporary anthropological, historical and archaeological perspectives to examine how ideas of self-understanding, belonging, and difference in Africa were made and unmade. They examine how these intersect with other salient domains of social experience: states, landscapes, discourses, memory, technology, politics, and power. The various chapters cover broad geographic and temporal ground, following an arc across Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and East Africa, spanning from prehistory to the colonial period.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title