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Author Guichard, Martine.
Title Friendship, Descent and Alliance in Africa : Anthropological Perspectivces.
Imprint New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2014.

Author Guichard, Martine.
Series Integration and Conflict Studies ; v. 10
Integration and conflict studies.
Subject Friendship -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Kinship -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Social life and customs.
Alt Name Gratz, Tilo.
Diallo, Youssouf.
Description 1 online resource (219 pages)
Contents Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I -- Friendship, Kinship and Age; Chapter 1 -- Where Are Other People's Friends Hiding? Reflections on Anthropological Studies of Friendship; Chapter 2 -- Comradeship and the Transformation of Alliance Theory among the Maasai: Shifting the Focus from Descent to Peer-Group Loyalty; Part II -- Friendship and Ethnicity; Chapter 3 -- Friendship Networks in Southwestern Ethiopia: Wolde Gossa Tadesse and Martine Guichard; Chapter 4 -- Friendship and Spiritual Parenthood among the Moose and the Fulbe in Burkino Faso.
Chapter 5 -- Labour Migration and Moral Dimensions of Interethnic Friendships: The Case of Young Gold Miners in Benin (West Africa)Part III -- Friendship, Politics and Urbanity; Chapter 6 -- Friendship and Kinship among Merchants and Veterans in Mali; Chapter 7 -- 'Down-to-Earth': Friendship and a National Elite Circle in Botswana; Chapter 8 -- Negotiating Friendship and Kinship in a Context of Violence: The Case of the Tuareg during the Upheaval in Mali from 1990 to 1996; Afterword -- Friendship in a World of Force and Power; Bibliography; Contributors; Index.
Summary Friendship, descent and alliance are basic forms of relatedness that have received unequal attention in social anthropology. Offering new insights into the ways in which friendship is conceptualized and realized in various sub-Saharan African settings, the contributions to this volume depart from the recent tendency to study friendship in isolation from kinship. In drawing attention to the complexity of the interactions between these two kinds of social relationships, the book suggests that analyses of friendship in Western societies would also benefit from research that explores more syste.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781782382874 (electronic bk.)
1782382879 (electronic bk.)
1306896827 (ebk)
9781306896825 (ebk)
OCLC # 881886700
Additional Format Print version: Guichard, Martine. Friendship, Descent and Alliance in Africa. New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2014 9781782382867

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