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The Political Economy of Everyday Life in Africa: Beyond the Margins



What are the fundamental issues, processes, agency and dynamics that shape the political economy of life in modern Africa? In this book, the contributors – experts in anthropology, history, politicalscience, economics, conflict and peace studies, philosophy and language – examine the opportunities and constraints placed on living, livelihoods and sustainable life on the continent. Reflecting on why and how the political economy of life approach is essential for understanding the social…



Nation As Grand Narrative

Pub Date : 2016-05-15 | Author : Wale Adebanwi | Publisher : University of Rochester Press

ISBN 10 : 1580465552
ISBN 13 : 9781580465557

A methodical analysis of relations of domination and subordination through media narratives of nationhood in an African context...


Political Economy In Haiti

Pub Date : 1988-01-01 | Author : Simon M. Fass | Publisher : Transaction Publishers

ISBN 10 : 1412831121
ISBN 13 : 9781412831123

This important study introduces the conceptual premise that families, like firms, analyze their circumstances, make decisions, and pursue courses of action on the basis of what the..


Darkness Before Daybreak

Pub Date : 2012 | Author : Hans Lucht | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520270718
ISBN 13 : 0520270711

"Lucht's engaging prose style and keen ethnographic eye provide for a captivating narrative on a form of population movement often in the news but rarely if ever really understood...


Women And The Informal Economy In Urban Africa

Pub Date : 2014-06-12 | Author : Mary Njeri Kinyanjui | Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN 10 : 9781780326337
ISBN 13 : 1780326335

In this highly original work, Mary Njeri Kinyanjui explores the trajectory of women's movement from the margins of urbanization into the centres of business activities in Nairobi a..


Life As Politics

Pub Date : 2013-05-01 | Author : Asef Bayat | Publisher : Stanford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780804786331
ISBN 13 : 080478633X

Prior to 2011, popular imagination perceived the Muslim Middle East as unchanging and unchangeable, frozen in its own traditions and history. In Life as Politics, Asef Bayat argues..


South Africa Pushed To The Limit

Pub Date : 2013-07-04 | Author : Hein Marais | Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN 10 : 9781780320830
ISBN 13 : 1780320833

Since 1994, the democratic government in South Africa has worked hard at improving the lives of the black majority, yet close to half the population lives in poverty, jobs are scar..


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