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  Volume 51, Number 2, September 2008

Table of Contents

From: African Studies Review

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From the Editors

pp. v-x

Individualism, Community, and Cooperatives in the Development Thinking of the Union Soudanaise-RDA, 1946–1960

pp. 1-25

Rape in the Courts of Gusiiland, Kenya, 1940s–1960s

pp. 27-50

Polygyny and Christian Marriage in Africa: The Case of Benin

pp. 51-74

Reading the Diary of Akinpelu Obisesan in Colonial Africa

pp. 75-97

A Critical Examination of Honor Cultures and Herding Societies in Africa

pp. 99-117

Wage Labor, Precarious Employment, and Social Inclusion in the Making of South Africa’s Postapartheid Transition

pp. 119-142

Review Essays

Inside the CIA: Congo in the 1980s

pp. 143-145

Exploring State and Society in Tanzania

pp. 146-150

On the Cusp of Colonial Rule: Medicine Murder in Lesotho

pp. 151-154

Book Reviews

Anthropology and Sociology

Playful Performers: African Children’s Masquerades (review)

pp. 155-156


The Forger’s Tale: The Search for Odeziaku (review)

pp. 157-158

The King of Drinks: Schnapps Gin from Modernity to Tradition (review)

pp. 158-159

A Workman Is Worthy of His Meat: Food and Colonialism in the Gabon Estuary (review)

pp. 159-161

African Underclass: Urbanisation, Class and Colonial Order in Dar es Salaam (review)

pp. 161-162

History of the City of Gondar (review)

pp. 163-164

A History of Sub-Saharan Africa (review)

pp. 164-165

Politics, International Relations and Globalization

Political Islam in West Africa: State-Society Relations Transformed (review)

pp. 166-167

International Organizations and Peace Enforcement: The Politics of International Legitimacy (review)

pp. 167-168

Getting In: Mediators’ Entry into the Settlement of African Conflicts (review)

pp. 169-170

Revolution and Genocide in Ethiopia and Cambodia (review)

pp. 170-171

The Congo: Plunder and Resistance (review)

pp. 172-173

Exilés, réfugiés, déplacés en Afrique centrale et orientale (review)

pp. 173-174

Tradition and Politics: Indigenous Political Structures in Africa (review)

pp. 174-175

Global Outlaws: Crime, Money, and Power in the Contemporary World (review)

pp. 175-176

China and Africa: Engagement and Compromise, and: China in Africa (review)

pp. 177-179

Law and Human Rights

African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam (review)

pp. 179-180

A Long Day’s Dying: Critical Moments in the Darfur Genocide (review)

pp. 180-182

Women and Gender

Women and Conflict in the Nigerian Civil War (review)

pp. 182-183

Geography, Environment and Demography

Nachituti’s Gift: Economy, Society, and Environment in Central Africa (review)

pp. 184-185

Health and Disease

Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa (review)

pp. 186-187


Gender, Social Change and Spiritual Power: Charismatic Christianity in Ghana (review)

pp. 188-189

Christian Churches in Dahomey-Benin: A Study of Their Socio-Political Role (review)

pp. 189-191

Languages, Literature and the Arts

African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection (review)

pp. 191-192


Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America (review)

pp. 193-194

Media and Information Technology

The Media and Conflicts in Central Africa (review)

pp. 194-196

Books Received

Books Received

pp. 197-204

Research Areas


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