Volume 53, Number 2, September 2010

Table of Contents

From the Editors

p. iii
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ASR Forum
Africa in the Age of Obamam

Africa in the Age of Obama

pp. 1-2
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Introduction

pp. 3-5
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Can We Expect More than Symbolic Support?

pp. 6-11
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Putting Africa's House in Order to Deal with Developmental Challenges

pp. 12-15
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Superb Intentions and U.S. Policy Constraints

pp. 16-21
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Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and Norms of Participation in Tanzania: Working against the Grain

pp. 23-48
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Articles

Developments in African Governance since the Cold War: Beyond Cassandra and Pollyanna

pp. 49-76
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Diary Evidence for Political Competition: Mambila Autoethnography and Pretensions to Power

pp. 77-95
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Views from Below on the Pro-poor Growth Challenge: The Case of Rural Rwanda

pp. 97-123
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Faction Fights, Student Protests, and Rebellion: The Politics of Beer-Drinks and Bad Food in the Transkei, South Africa, 1955-63

pp. 125-147
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Business Visibility and Taxation in Northern Cameroon

pp. 149-175
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Book Reviews

Anthropology and Sociology

The African Transformation of Western Medicine and the Dynamics of Global Cultural Exchange (review)

pp. 177-178
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Gangs, Politics and Dignity in Cape Town (review)

pp. 178-180
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The Edge of Islam: Power, Personhood and Ethno-Religious Boundaries on the Kenya Coast (review)

pp. 180-181
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Ecology of African Pastoralist Societies (review)

pp. 181-183
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History

Women's Authority and Society in Early East-Central Africa (review)

pp. 184-185
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Defeating Mau Mau, Creating Kenya: Counterinsurgency, Civil War and Decolonization (review)

pp. 185-187
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Making Headway. The Introduction of Western Civilization in Colonial Northern Nigeria (review)

pp. 187-188
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The Case against Afrocentrism (review)

pp. 188-190
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Politics, International Relations, and Globalization

Land-Marked: Land Claims and Land Restitution in South Africa, and: Land, Power and Custom: Controversies Generated by South Africa's Communal Land Rights Act (review)

pp. 191-193
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From Revolution to Rights in South Africa: Social Movements, NGO's and Popular Politics after Apartheid (review)

pp. 193-194
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Zunami! The 2009 South African Elections (review)

pp. 195-196
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The Great African War: Congo and Regional Geopolitics, 1996-2006 (review)

pp. 196-199
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Humanitarianism in Question: Politics, Power, Ethics (review)

pp. 199-200
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Beyond the State in Rural Uganda (review)

pp. 200-203
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Law and Human Rights

Traditional Justice and Reconciliation after Violent Conflict: Learning from African Experiences (review)

pp. 204-205
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Gender

Empathy and Rage: Female Genital Mutilation in African Literature (review)

pp. 206-207
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Economics and Development

Moving People in Ethiopia: Development, Displacement, and the State (review)

pp. 208-209
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Geography, Environment and Demography

Climate Change in Africa (review)

pp. 210-211
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Deforestation and Reforestation in Namibia: The Global Consequences of Local Contradictions (review)

pp. 211-213
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Religion

Christianity in Africa and the African Diaspora: The Appropriation of a Scattered Heritage (review)

pp. 214-216
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Shades of Belonging: African Pentecostals in Twenty-First Century Ireland (review)

pp. 216-217
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Languages, Literature, and Arts

East African Hip Hop: Youth, Culture and Globalization (review)

pp. 218-219
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Early Soyinka (review)

pp. 219-221
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Surfaces: Color, Substances, and Ritual Applications on African Sculpture (review)

pp. 221-222
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Memoirs and Biography

Zuma: A Biography (review)

pp. 223-224
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Francis Jeanson: A Dissident Intellectual from the French Resistance to the Algerian War (review)

pp. 224-226
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