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Title African alternatives / edited by Patrick Chabal, Ulf Engel, Leo de Haan.
Imprint Leiden, the Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2007.

Series African-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1574-6925 ; v. 2
African-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (Series) ; v. 2.
Subject Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960-
Africa -- Social conditions -- 1960-
Africa -- Economic conditions -- 1960-
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Alt Name Chabal, Patrick, 1951-2014.
Engel, Ulf.
Haan, Leo de.
Description 1 online resource (185 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary To stimulate the exploration of African initiative and creativity beyond immediate socio-economic and political circumstances, this book demonstrates that societies in Africa have always showed the ability to negotiate whatever constraining ecological, economic and political circumstances they faced.
Contents Introduction / Patrick Chabal, Ulf Engel, Leo de Haan -- Social and Historical Trajectories of Agency in Africa / Mirjam de Bruijn, Rijk van Dijk, Jan-Bart Gewald -- On the Powers and Limits of Literature / Alain Ricard -- Land and the Politics of Belonging in Africa / Carola Lentz -- Studies in African Livelihoods : Current Issues and Future Prospects / Leo de Haan -- Politics, Popular Culture and Livelihood Strategies among Young Men in a Nairobi Slum / Bodil Folke Frederiksen -- African Migrations : Continuities, Discontinuities and Recent Transformations / Oliver Bakewell, Hein de Haas -- Migration as Reterritorialization : Migrant Movement, Sovereignty and Authority in Contemporary Southern Africa / Scarlett Cornelissen -- Approaching African Tourism : Paradigms and Paradoxes / Walter van Beek.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789047420934 (electronic bk.)
9047420934 (electronic bk.)
9004161139 (Trade Paper)
9789004161139 (Trade Paper)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1163/ej.9789004161139.i-185
OCLC # 302457439
Additional Format Print version: African alternatives. Leiden, the Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2007 9004161139 9789004161139 (OCoLC)145554530