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Neue Publikationen

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Publication: The Moving Parts in Michèle Magema's Body of Work

Lesley Nicole Braun discusses the fragmented images of women in Michèle Magema's work. The article considers the artist's practice and her explorations of local understandings of circulating femininity, power, and leadership.
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Publication: ‘Murdered Mozarts.’ Narrative of a Previous Malian Student Generation in the Era of the Crumbling State

In her article, Noemi Steuer examines the life histories of former Malian students who were actively involved in the protest movement of 1980.
Heuser & Koehrsen, 2020. Does Religion make a Difference

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Publication: Does Religion Make a Difference? Religious NGOs in International Development Collaboration

This volume co-edited by Andreas Heuser examines different religions and their different religions and their collaborative development work in various regions of the world.
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Publication: Transfigurations of Aging: Everyday Self-Care in a Civil Servant Milieu of Dar es Salaam

Andrea Kaiser-Grollimund examines health-promoting self-care practices of older urban dwellers and transfigurations of the social imaginary of aging in Dar es Salaam’s middle class.
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Publication: Decolonising the Academy: A Case for Convivial Scholarship (Carl Schlettwein Lecture 2019)

Francis B. Nyamnjoh's Carl Schlettwein Lecture makes a plea for not just conversations across disciplines but also the integration of popular epistemologies into scholarship. The lecture was held in the frame of the conference "Africa and …
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Publication: Women and Migration

In her contribution to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History, Lesley Nicole Braun explores African women’s experiences of migration and transregional movements during the colonial period.
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Publication: Becoming/Being Gã, Straddling ‘Spaces,’ and Negotiating Boundaries in the Gold Coast Christian ‘Model Town’ (Abokobi), ca. 1860–1980

This article by Ernest Sewordor analyses the model town Abokobi established by the Basel Mission completely outside the sociopolitical ambit of an existing Accra polity.
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Publication: Rethinking White Societies in Southern Africa, 1930-1990s

This book co-edited by Danelle van Zyl-Hermann showcases new research by emerging and established scholars on white workers and the white poor in Southern Africa.
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Publication: Medical Anthropology in, of, for and with Africa: Three Hotspots

This review article by Brigit Obrist and Piet van Eeuwijk revisit three much debated issues in medical anthropology: making African global health, framing traditional medicine, and tackling culturalism.
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Publication: Ethnographic Vignettes - Social Change and Social Encounters in Solwezi, Northwestern Zambia

In the latest double issue of the Basel Papers on Political Transformations, master students in Social Anthropology and African Studies engage with the question of how to present social change with the help of vignettes.
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Publication: Photography and History in Colonial Southern Africa: Shades of Empire

Lorena Rizzo's book examines the relationship between photography and colonial history in Southern Africa.
Youth and the State in Guinea

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Publication: Youth and the State in Guinea: Meandering Lives

By combining an ethnographic study of youth with an analysis of the local state in the making, this research monograph introduces the perspective of »meandering lives« to grasp being young and growing up in the Guéckédou borderland, a…
Digitalization and the Field of African Studies

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Publication: Digitalization and the Field of African Studies

In the Carl Schlettwein Lecture 2017, Mirjam de Bruijn reflects on two decades of research experience in West and Central Africa and discusses how, for her, the field has changed.
Science, Africa and Europe

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Publication: Science, Africa and Europe. Processing Information and Creating Knowledge

This book poses questions about the changing role of science and expert knowledge for the relationship between Europe and Africa, and examines how scientific knowledge was shaped, adapted and redefined in African contexts.
SNIS Valueworks

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Publication: Valueworks - Effects of Financialization along the Copper Value Chain (Working Paper)

Based on two years of research in Zambia, Switzerland and China, the interdisciplinary research project Valueworks examined the supply and value chain of one metal, copper, across three countries, Zambia, Switzerland and China.
Ruling Nature, Controlling People

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Publication: Ruling Nature, Controlling People. Nature Conservation, Development and War in North-Eastern Namibia since the 1920s

Recent nature conservation initiatives in Southern Africa such as communal conservancies and peace parks are often embedded in narratives of economic development and ecological research. They are also increasingly marked by militarisation…
Exploratory Study SSC

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Publication: New International Science and Technology Policies - Key Issues and Questions in Switzerland

An exploratory study conducted on behalf of the Swiss Science Council SSC that examines the positioning of Switzerland on the level of international S&T policies.
Urban Dreams

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Publication: Urban Dreams - Transformations of Family Life in Burkina Faso

Claudia Roth's work on Bobo-Dioulasso, a city of half a million residents in Burkina Faso, provides uniquely detailed insight into the evolving life-world of a West African urban population in one of the poorest countries in the world.
15 Jahre Afrikastudien an der Universität Basel

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Publication: 15 Jahre Afrikastudien an der Universität Basel

Das vorliegende Heft widmet sich der Zusammenarbeit der Universität Basel mit Forschern, Universitäten und Ländern in Afrika.
Dealing with Elusive Futures

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Publication: Dealing with Elusive Futures - University Graduates in Urban Africa

The time to come – as well as the exploration thereof – remains elusive for social actors and social scientists alike. The contributors accept the challenge to depict young men and women's future-creating activities in urban contexts of…
Cities in Flux

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Publication: Cities in Flux - Metropolitan Spaces in South African Literary and Visual Texts

The essays in this volume all circle around questions of urbanisation in (post-)apartheid South Africa and its effects on the country's socio-political realities as well as its representation in, and effect on, the country's literary and…
The Taming of Fate

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Publication: The Taming of Fate - Approaching Risk from a Social Action Perspective

This book is about how extreme situations appearing to have a destructive potential can actually be used to produce meaningful individual and social lives. It is about the “taming of fate”. This notion means and accounts for the ability of…
The Politics of Governance

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Publication: The Politics of Governance - Actors and Articulations in Africa and Beyond

How do government arrangements emerge? When and how does individual agency turn into collective agency? How do sensory experiences of violence, instability, etc. affect the configuration of governance arrangements? When, why, and how are…
Bodies of Truth

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Publication: Bodies of Truth - Law, Memory, and Emancipation in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Bodies of Truth offers an intimate account of how apartheid victims deal with the long-term effects of violence, focusing on the intertwined themes of embodiment, injury, victimhood, and memory.
The Politics of Nature and Science in Southern Africa

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Publication: The Politics of Nature and Science in Southern Africa

This book brings together recent and ongoing empirical studies to examine two relational kinds of politics, namely, the politics of nature, i.e. how nature conservation projects are sites on which power relations play out, and the politics…
Usakos Photographs beyond Ruins

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Publication: Usakos – Photographs Beyond Ruins. The Old Location Albums 1920s–1960s

This full-colour exhibition catalogue of the exhibition Photographs Beyond Ruins focuses on a central Namibian town, Usakos. The town’s history is linked to the development of the South African railway system in Namibia.
Explorations in African History

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Publication: Explorations in African History - Reading Patrick Harries

This collection of essays documents the growth of African history as a discipline at the University of Basel since 2001. It thus pays tribute to fourteen years of research and teaching by Patrick Harries at the Department of History and the…