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  Volume 50, Number 2, September 2007

Table of Contents

From: African Studies Review

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Special Issue: Jane Guyer's Marginal Gains: Monetary Transactions in Atlantic Africa

Guest Editor: Jane Guyer

Life Begins at Fifty: African Studies Enters Its Age of Awareness

pp. 1-35 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0110

Special Issue
Jane Guyer's Marginal Gains: Monetary Transactions in Atlantic Africa

Introduction: Marginal Gains Revisited

pp. 37-41 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0093

Regional Shifts— Marginal Gains and Ethnic Stereotypes

pp. 43-56 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0094

Marginal Gains, Market Values, and History

pp. 57-70 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0082

Formalities of Poverty: Thinking about Social Assistance in Neoliberal South Africa

pp. 71-86 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0092

Currency Devaluation and Rank: The Yoruba and Akan Experiences

pp. 87-109 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0077

When People Cross Thresholds

pp. 111-123 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0079

Incalculable Payments: Money, Scale, and the South African Offshore Grey Money Amnesty

pp. 125-138 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0109

Households and the Social Organization of Consumption in Southern Ghana

pp. 139-153 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0124

The Efficacy of the Economy

pp. 155-161 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0122

The Telling Challenge of Africa's Economies

pp. 163-182 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0125

Africa Has Never Been "Traditional": So Can We Make a General Case? A Response to the Articles

pp. 183-202 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0095

Review Essays

Africa's Place-in-the-World

pp. 203-209 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0112

African Economies: The Tensions Between Hope and Inertia

pp. 210-213 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0104

Cuba and the Recentering of African History

pp. 214-219 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0090

Book Reviews

Anthropology & Sociology

Urban Africa: Changing Contours of Survival in the City (review)

pp. 221-223 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0084

Islam, histoire et modernité en Côte d'Ivoire (review)

pp. 223-224 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0081


The Nubian Past: An Archaeology of the Sudan (review)

pp. 225-226 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0096

Carriers of Culture: Labor on the Road in Nineteenth-Century East Africa (review)

pp. 226-228 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0113

The Abolition of the Slave Trade in Southeastern Nigeria, 1885–1950 (review)

pp. 228-229 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0116

The Biography of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua: His Passage from Slavery to Freedom in Africa and America (review)

pp. 229-230 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0097

The Price of Liberty: African Americans and the Making of Liberia (review)

pp. 231-232 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0091

American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era (review)

pp. 232-234 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0111

Between Bombs and Good Intentions: The Red Cross and the Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935–1936 (review)

pp. 234-235 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0127

Native Son: West African Veterans and France in the Twentieth Century, and: Hitler's African Victims. The German Army Massacres of Black French Soldiers in 1940 (review)

pp. 235-238 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0107

South Africa (review)

pp. 238-239 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0105

Politics, International Relations, and Globalization

Democracy in Senegal: Tocquevillian Analytics in Africa (review)

pp. 240-242 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0108

The Shackled Continent: Power, Corruption, and African Lives (review)

pp. 242-243 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0099

Contending Political Paradigms in Africa: Rationality and the Politics of Democratization in Kenya and Zambia (review)

pp. 243-244 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0119

The Wonga Coup: Guns, Thugs and the Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich Corner of Africa (review)

pp. 245-246 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0120

African Intellectuals: Rethinking Politics, Language, Gender and Development (review)

pp. 246-248 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0100

Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Africa: From Slavery Days to Rwandan Genocide (review)

pp. 248-249 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0102

Child Soldiers in Africa (review)

pp. 249-251 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0086

Bandits on the Border: The Last Frontier in the Search for Somali Unity, and: The Law of the Somalis: A Stable Foundation for Economic Development in the Horn of Africa (review)

pp. 251-252 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0085

Class, Race, and Inequality in South Africa (review)

pp. 253-254 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0115

The Battle for Zimbabwe: The Final Countdown (review)

pp. 254-255 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0106

Law and Human Rights

Prisoners of Freedom: Human Rights and the African Poor (review)

pp. 256-257 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0076

Peaceful Resistance: Advancing Human Rights and Democratic Freedoms (review)

pp. 257-258 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0126

Where Vultures Feast: Shell, Human Rights, and Oil in the Niger Delta (review)

pp. 259-260 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0118

Women and Gender

Women's Organizations and Democracy in South Africa: Contesting Authority (review)

pp. 261-262 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0080

No Shortcuts to Power: African Women in Politics and Policy Making (review)

pp. 262-264 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0078

The Ostrich Wakes: Struggles for Change in Highland Kenya (review)

pp. 264-266 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0117

Economics and Development

Sustainable Development in Africa: A Multifaceted Challenge (review)

pp. 267-268 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0101

Economic Reforms and Modernization in Nigeria, 1945–1965 (review)

pp. 268-269 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0089

Georgraphy, Environment, and Demography

Sub-Saharan Africa: An Environmental History (review)

pp. 270-271 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0088

Health and Disease

Pregnancy and Childbirth: Joy or Despair? Women and Gender-Generated Crimes of Violence (review)

pp. 272-273 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0121

Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali (review)

pp. 273-275 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0098

Languages, Literature, and the Arts

Picasso's Collection of African and Oceanic Art: Masters of Metamorphosis (review)

pp. 276-278 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0103

Dog Days: An Animal Chronicle (review)

pp. 278-280 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0087

Africa's Hidden Histories: Everyday Literacy and Making the Self (review)

pp. 280-281 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0123


Student Power in Africa's Higher Education: A Case of Makerere University (review)

pp. 282-283 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0114

Books Received

Books Received

pp. 285-289 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.2007.0083

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