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

Introduction: Marginal Gains Revisited

pp. 37-41
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Regional Shifts— Marginal Gains and Ethnic Stereotypes

pp. 43-56
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Marginal Gains, Market Values, and History

pp. 57-70
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Formalities of Poverty: Thinking about Social Assistance in Neoliberal South Africa

pp. 71-86
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Currency Devaluation and Rank: The Yoruba and Akan Experiences

pp. 87-109
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When People Cross Thresholds

pp. 111-123
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Incalculable Payments: Money, Scale, and the South African Offshore Grey Money Amnesty

pp. 125-138
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Households and the Social Organization of Consumption in Southern Ghana

pp. 139-153
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The Efficacy of the Economy

pp. 155-161
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The Telling Challenge of Africa's Economies

pp. 163-182
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Africa Has Never Been "Traditional": So Can We Make a General Case? A Response to the Articles

pp. 183-202
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Review Essays

Africa's Place-in-the-World

pp. 203-209
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African Economies: The Tensions Between Hope and Inertia

pp. 210-213
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Cuba and the Recentering of African History

pp. 214-219
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Book Reviews

Anthropology & Sociology

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

pp. 221-223
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Islam, histoire et modernité en Côte d'Ivoire (review)

pp. 223-224
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History

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

pp. 225-226
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Carriers of Culture: Labor on the Road in Nineteenth-Century East Africa (review)

pp. 226-228
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The Abolition of the Slave Trade in Southeastern Nigeria, 1885–1950 (review)

pp. 228-229
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The Biography of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua: His Passage from Slavery to Freedom in Africa and America (review)

pp. 229-230
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The Price of Liberty: African Americans and the Making of Liberia (review)

pp. 231-232
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American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era (review)

pp. 232-234
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Between Bombs and Good Intentions: The Red Cross and the Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935–1936 (review)

pp. 234-235
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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
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South Africa (review)

pp. 238-239
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Politics, International Relations, and Globalization

Democracy in Senegal: Tocquevillian Analytics in Africa (review)

pp. 240-242
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The Shackled Continent: Power, Corruption, and African Lives (review)

pp. 242-243
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Contending Political Paradigms in Africa: Rationality and the Politics of Democratization in Kenya and Zambia (review)

pp. 243-244
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The Wonga Coup: Guns, Thugs and the Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich Corner of Africa (review)

pp. 245-246
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African Intellectuals: Rethinking Politics, Language, Gender and Development (review)

pp. 246-248
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Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Africa: From Slavery Days to Rwandan Genocide (review)

pp. 248-249
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Child Soldiers in Africa (review)

pp. 249-251
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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
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Class, Race, and Inequality in South Africa (review)

pp. 253-254
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The Battle for Zimbabwe: The Final Countdown (review)

pp. 254-255
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Law and Human Rights

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

pp. 256-257
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Peaceful Resistance: Advancing Human Rights and Democratic Freedoms (review)

pp. 257-258
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Where Vultures Feast: Shell, Human Rights, and Oil in the Niger Delta (review)

pp. 259-260
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Women and Gender

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

pp. 261-262
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No Shortcuts to Power: African Women in Politics and Policy Making (review)

pp. 262-264
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The Ostrich Wakes: Struggles for Change in Highland Kenya (review)

pp. 264-266
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Economics and Development

Sustainable Development in Africa: A Multifaceted Challenge (review)

pp. 267-268
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Economic Reforms and Modernization in Nigeria, 1945–1965 (review)

pp. 268-269
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Georgraphy, Environment, and Demography

Sub-Saharan Africa: An Environmental History (review)

pp. 270-271
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Health and Disease

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

pp. 272-273
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Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali (review)

pp. 273-275
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Languages, Literature, and the Arts

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

pp. 276-278
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Dog Days: An Animal Chronicle (review)

pp. 278-280
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Africa's Hidden Histories: Everyday Literacy and Making the Self (review)

pp. 280-281
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Education

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

pp. 282-283
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Books Received

Books Received

pp. 285-289
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Research Areas

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