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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

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

Introduction: Marginal Gains Revisited

pp. 37-41

Regional Shifts— Marginal Gains and Ethnic Stereotypes

pp. 43-56

Marginal Gains, Market Values, and History

pp. 57-70

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

pp. 71-86

Currency Devaluation and Rank: The Yoruba and Akan Experiences

pp. 87-109

When People Cross Thresholds

pp. 111-123

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

pp. 125-138

Households and the Social Organization of Consumption in Southern Ghana

pp. 139-153

The Efficacy of the Economy

pp. 155-161

The Telling Challenge of Africa's Economies

pp. 163-182

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

pp. 183-202

Review Essays

Africa's Place-in-the-World

pp. 203-209

African Economies: The Tensions Between Hope and Inertia

pp. 210-213

Cuba and the Recentering of African History

pp. 214-219

Book Reviews

Anthropology & Sociology

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

pp. 221-223

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

pp. 223-224


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

pp. 225-226

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

pp. 226-228

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

pp. 228-229

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

pp. 229-230

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

pp. 231-232

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

pp. 232-234

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

pp. 234-235

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

South Africa (review)

pp. 238-239

Politics, International Relations, and Globalization

Democracy in Senegal: Tocquevillian Analytics in Africa (review)

pp. 240-242

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

pp. 242-243

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

pp. 243-244

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

pp. 245-246

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

pp. 246-248

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

pp. 248-249

Child Soldiers in Africa (review)

pp. 249-251

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

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

pp. 253-254

The Battle for Zimbabwe: The Final Countdown (review)

pp. 254-255

Law and Human Rights

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

pp. 256-257

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

pp. 257-258

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

pp. 259-260

Women and Gender

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

pp. 261-262

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

pp. 262-264

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

pp. 264-266

Economics and Development

Sustainable Development in Africa: A Multifaceted Challenge (review)

pp. 267-268

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

pp. 268-269

Georgraphy, Environment, and Demography

Sub-Saharan Africa: An Environmental History (review)

pp. 270-271

Health and Disease

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

pp. 272-273

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

pp. 273-275

Languages, Literature, and the Arts

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

pp. 276-278

Dog Days: An Animal Chronicle (review)

pp. 278-280

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

pp. 280-281


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

pp. 282-283

Books Received

Books Received

pp. 285-289

Research Areas


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