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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 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0051

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

pp. 1-25 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0068

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

pp. 27-50 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0063

Polygyny and Christian Marriage in Africa: The Case of Benin

pp. 51-74 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0082

Reading the Diary of Akinpelu Obisesan in Colonial Africa

pp. 75-97 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0074

A Critical Examination of Honor Cultures and Herding Societies in Africa

pp. 99-117 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0052

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

pp. 119-142 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0083

Review Essays

Inside the CIA: Congo in the 1980s

pp. 143-145 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0078

Exploring State and Society in Tanzania

pp. 146-150 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0060

On the Cusp of Colonial Rule: Medicine Murder in Lesotho

pp. 151-154 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0056

Book Reviews

Anthropology and Sociology

Playful Performers: African Children’s Masquerades (review)

pp. 155-156 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0072


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

pp. 157-158 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0064

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

pp. 158-159 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0058

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

pp. 159-161 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0061

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

pp. 161-162 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0076

History of the City of Gondar (review)

pp. 163-164 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0070

A History of Sub-Saharan Africa (review)

pp. 164-165 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0047

Politics, International Relations and Globalization

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

pp. 166-167 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0077

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

pp. 167-168 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0053

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

pp. 169-170 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0057

Revolution and Genocide in Ethiopia and Cambodia (review)

pp. 170-171 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0081

The Congo: Plunder and Resistance (review)

pp. 172-173 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0075

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

pp. 173-174 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0069

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

pp. 174-175 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0050

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

pp. 175-176 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0055

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

pp. 177-179 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0062

Law and Human Rights

African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam (review)

pp. 179-180 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0066

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

pp. 180-182 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0079

Women and Gender

Women and Conflict in the Nigerian Civil War (review)

pp. 182-183 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0048

Geography, Environment and Demography

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

pp. 184-185 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0080

Health and Disease

Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa (review)

pp. 186-187 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0054


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

pp. 188-189 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0065

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

pp. 189-191 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0071

Languages, Literature and the Arts

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

pp. 191-192 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0049


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

pp. 193-194 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0059

Media and Information Technology

The Media and Conflicts in Central Africa (review)

pp. 194-196 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0067

Books Received

Books Received

pp. 197-204 | DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0073

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