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Ethnic Ambiguity and the African Past: Materiality, History, and the Shaping of Cultural Identities.

9781629580074

Ethnic Ambiguity and the African Past: Materiality, History, and the Shaping of Cultural Identities

Edited by Francois G. Richard and Kevin C. MacDonald

Left Coast Press, Inc.

2015

296 pages

$89.00

Hardcover

Publications of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London

CC79

The 10 essays in this collection use archaeology to explore ethnicity in ancient Africa, including the Wandala, Luba, Twa, Tutsi, and Hutu, in Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and East Africa, focusing on how material remains can inform understanding of the ambiguities of ethnicity in social and political terms. Archaeologists and anthropologists from Europe and the US consider the construction and deconstruction of ideas of self-understanding, belonging, and difference in Africa as they intersect with states, landscapes, discourses, memory, technology, politics, and power. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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