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Peripheral Incorporation and Social Transformation in Islamic Africa
Editors: Stiansen and Kevane
This volume addresses economic change, regional politics and Islamisation in Kordofan, a large province in the Sudan. Kordofan's history is characterised by resistance and adaptation to expanding states and market forces causing both sectoral transformation and stagnation. The contributions in different ways examine the interplay between local and invading institutions, and include studies of Kordofan as a terra media between Darfur and Sinnar, international trade in the nineteenth century, the Mahdist revolt, the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium (with particular reference to land tenure and tribal identity), Kordofan in Sudanese nationalist poetry, local politics in the Nuba Mountains and the conflict between religious orthodoxy and local practice. The book will be of interest to scholars of Africa and Islam because of its novel focus on regional institutions and their relation to the state structures.
This edited volume explores the history, social structure and economy of Kordofan in the Sudan. Representing several academic disciplines, each chapter is concerned with the long-term incorporation - through invasions - of the region into wider socio-political and economic structures.
Volume Editors: Ingo Haltermann and Julia Tischler
The volume Environmental Change and African Societies contributes to current debates on global climate change from the perspectives of the social sciences and the humanities. It charts past and present environmental change in different African settings and also discusses policies and scenarios for the future. The first section, “Ideas”, enquires into local perceptions of the environment, followed by contributions on historical cases of environmental change and state regulation. The section “Present” addresses decision-making and agenda-setting processes related to current representations and/or predicted effects of climate change. The section “Prospects” is concerned with contemporary African megatrends. The authors move across different scales of investigation, from locally-grounded ethnographic analyses to discussions on continental trends and international policy.
Contributors are: Daniel Callo-Concha, Joy Clancy, Manfred Denich, Sara de Wit, Ton Dietz, Irit Eguavoen, Ben Fanstone, Ingo Haltermann, Laura Jeffrey, Emmanuel Kreike, Vimbai Kwashirai, James C. McCann, Bertrand F. Nero, Jonas Ø. Nielsen, Erick G. Tambo, Julia Tischler.
Author: Djamila Schans

still unfamiliar with African culture. Transnationalism studies point to an alternative form of economic adaptation of immigrants in advanced societies that is based on the mobilization of their cross-country social networks (Basch et al. 1994 ; Portes et al. 2002 ). African immigrants in Japan who

In: African Diaspora
Author: Babacar Ndione

capacité d’adaptation au milieu urbain. Depuis le début des années 1980, les mourides se sont fortement engagés dans 3) Aujourd’hui, son fi ls l’a remplacé et joue le rôle de guide religieux et de chef coutumier dans le quartier, marqué par son autonomie de gestion à l’image de la ville de Touba, selon le

In: African Diaspora
Author: Jan-Bart Gewald

Ikoro and the late Stefan Elders for their infor- mation on Nigeria and Cameroon; and the Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical research (WOTRO), as well as the Special Research Project (SFB 389), Arid Climate Adaptation and Cultural Innovation in Africa , of the University of Cologne

In: African Diaspora

- lation and adaptation of cultural practices, and the cross-fertilisation of cultures can be seen as positive, enriching and dynamic. While African retentions are apparent in their music and dance, other cultural traits are Asian or European. Th e diversity of the Indian Ocean with its fl ows of migrants

In: African Diaspora

, through the conversion of Kongo to Christianity (after 1491) and the widespread adaptation of elements of European language, clothing, names, and dietary items from Portugal. Kongo’s cultural pattern, well estab- lished by the mid-sixteenth century, also became the root of the Luso-African communities in

In: African Diaspora
Authors: Adams Bodomo and Enyu Ma

undermine the bridge theory I have proposed in several of my work. For instance, Lyons, Brown and Li ( 2012 ) write: ‘Bodomo’s notion of ‘bridging’ involved grassroots mutual learning and adaptation. [. . .] However, the more recent interviews quoted [in our paper] suggest that regulatory and economic

In: African Diaspora

, Justice Nyigmah Bawole, and Samuel Antwi Darkwah. 2018. ‘Migrants’ remittances: A complementary source of financing adaptation to climate change at the local level in Ghana’. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management 10 (1):178–196. doi: 10.1108/ IJCCSM -03

In: African Diaspora