By Haan, de (ed.), Engel, (ed.), Chabal
To stimulate the exploration of African initiative and creativity past speedy socio-economic and political situations this ebook demonstrates that societies in Africa have continuously confirmed the power to barter no matter what constraining ecological, financial and political situations they confronted.
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Thus, the home territory and community, where one can claim ‘native’ status, can be as narrowly conceived as the village or even the Ïrst-comer lineage within the village, or as widely deÏned as the chiefdom or the entire ethnic group. The power of autochthony discourse rests precisely on the latitude it o֎ers in redeÏning boundaries according to changing contexts and interests or, in other words, on its ‘combination of staggering plasticity and celebration of seemingly self-evident “natural givens”’ (Geschiere and Nyamnjoh 2000: 448).
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