Anthropology | Problems in African Ethnography
E510 | 26745 | Buggenhagen


If prevailing scholarship grapples with the precarious position of
postcolonial African societies faced with rapidly changing economic
and political orders on a global scale, how do contemporary
perspectives, if at all, address the emergence of new regulatory
regimes affecting finance, migration, mobility and sovereignty?
Through comparative and interdisciplinary discussion seminar members
will consider recent scholarship on the nature of the crisis of the
state, neoliberal global capital, oil and mineral extraction,
extra-legal or unofficial and occult economies, non-governmental
organizations and post-development perspectives, urbanization and
migration, social reproduction and ritual and religion.