Worries of the Heart

Author: Kenda Mutongi
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226554198
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: History

Mutongi explores how the challenges and frustrations of both colonial rule and independence shaped the lives of Maragoli women in Kenya and their complex relations with each other, their families and their communities.

Matatu

Author: Kenda Mutongi
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226471396
Release Date: 2017-06-26
Genre: History

Drive the streets of Nairobi and you are sure to see many matatus colorful minibuses that transport huge numbers of people around the city. Once ramshackle affairs held together with duct tape and wire, matatus today are name-brand vehicles maxed out with aftermarket detailing. They can be stately black or come in extravagant colors, sporting names, slogans, or entire tableaus, with airbrushed portraits of everyone from Kanye West to Barack Obama, of athletes, movie stars, or the most famous face of all: Jesus Christ. In this richly interdisciplinary book, Kenda Mutongi explores the history of the matatu from the 1960s to the present. As Mutongi shows, matatus offer a window onto many socioeconomic and political facets of late-twentieth-century Africa. In their diversity of idiosyncratic designs they express multiple and divergent aspects of Kenyan life including rapid urbanization, organized crime, entrepreneurship, social insecurity, the transition to democracy, chaos and congestion, popular culture, and many others at once embodying both Kenya's staggering social problems and the bright promises of its future. Offering a shining model of interdisciplinary analysis, Mutongi mixes historical, ethnographic, literary, linguistic, and economic approaches to tell the story of the matatu as a powerful expression of the entrepreneurial aesthetics of the postcolonial world

Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel

Author: Barbara M. Cooper
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253111927
Release Date: 2006-07-10
Genre: Religion

Barbara M. Cooper looks closely at the Sudan Interior Mission, an evangelical Christian mission that has taken a tenuous hold in a predominantly Hausa Muslim area on the southern fringe of Niger. Based on sustained fieldwork, personal interviews, and archival research, this vibrant, sensitive, compelling, and candid book gives a unique glimpse into an important dimension of religious life in Africa. Cooper's involvement in a violent religious riot provides a useful backdrop for introducing other themes and concerns such as Bible translation, medical outreach, public preaching, tensions between English-speaking and French-speaking missionaries, and the Christian mission's changing views of Islam.

Womanhood and Girlhood in Twenty First Century Middle Class Kenya

Author: Besi Brillian Muhonja
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498534345
Release Date: 2017-12-29
Genre: Social Science

This examination of Kenya’s middle class demonstrates how contemporary social performances of femaleness are disrupting and complicating conceptions of gender and gendered identities and institutions. This book will alter scholarship of female gender identity in Kenya, forcing the creation of new, responsive action for African girls and women.

The World of Bereavement

Author: Joanne Cacciatore
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319139456
Release Date: 2015-04-15
Genre: Psychology

This visionary work explores the sensitive balance between the personal and private aspects of grief, the social and cultural variables that unite communities in bereavement, and the universal experience of loss. Its global journey takes readers into the processes of coping, ritual, and belief across established and emerging nations, indigenous cultures, and countries undergoing major upheavals, richly detailed by native scholars and practitioners. In these pages, culture itself is recognized as formed through many lenses, from the ancestral to the experiential. The human capacity to mourn, endure, and make meaning is examined in papers such as: Death, grief, and culture in Kenya: experiential strengths-based research. Death and grief in Korea: the continuum of life and death. To live with death: loss in Romanian culture. The Brazilian ways of living, dying, and grieving. Death and bereavement in Israel: Jewish, Muslim, and Christian perspectives. Completing the circle of life: death and grief among Native Americans. It is always normal to remember: death, grief, and culture in Australia. The World of Bereavement will fascinate and inspire clinicians, providers, and researchers in the field of death studies as well as privately-held professional training programs and the bereavement community in general.

How Lifeworlds Work

Author: Michael Jackson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226491967
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: Philosophy

In How Lifeworlds Work, distinguished anthropologist of religion Michael Jackson starts from the premise that individual well-being and social viability depend on a vital relationship between inner and outer realities, self and other, desire and constraint. In asking how lifeworlds 'work, ' Jackson wants to trace the production of one's individual and communal life while also understanding how people create emotionally satisfying lives through reciprocal relations with people, objects, animals, and ideas. In other words, how do the ritual structures of the outer and the emotional structures of the inner meet? Jackson brings his signature phenomenological approach to bear on the issue of how the dynamic, temporally inflected tension between order and affect is negotiated. By mixing ethnography, philosophy, and personal reflection, Jackson produces a work that is in some ways his definitive and most intimate statement on a lifetime of study.

Making and Unmaking Public Health in Africa

Author: Ruth J. Prince
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 9780821444665
Release Date: 2013-11-15
Genre: History

Africa has emerged as a prime arena of global health interventions that focus on particular diseases and health emergencies. These are framed increasingly in terms of international concerns about security, human rights, and humanitarian crisis. This presents a stark contrast to the 1960s and ‘70s, when many newly independent African governments pursued the vision of public health “for all,” of comprehensive health care services directed by the state with support from foreign donors. These initiatives often failed, undermined by international politics, structural adjustment, and neoliberal policies, and by African states themselves. Yet their traces remain in contemporary expectations of and yearnings for a more robust public health. This volume explores how medical professionals and patients, government officials, and ordinary citizens approach questions of public health as they navigate contemporary landscapes of NGOs and transnational projects, faltering state services, and expanding privatization. Its contributors analyze the relations between the public and the private providers of public health, from the state to new global biopolitical formations of political institutions, markets, human populations, and health. Tensions and ambiguities animate these complex relationships, suggesting that the question of what public health actually is in Africa cannot be taken for granted. Offering historical and ethnographic analyses, the volume develops an anthropology of public health in Africa. Contributors:Hannah Brown, P. Wenzel Geissler, Murray Last, Rebecca Marsland, Lotte Meinert, Benson A. Mulemi, Ruth J. Prince, Noémi Tousignant, and Susan Reynolds Whyte

Beyond Plunder

Author: Amos Sawyer
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: 1588263843
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Political Science

Can a stable political order be established in Liberia in the aftermath of the collapse of governance and a period of pillage and carnage? Amos Sawyer draws deeply on his experience as head of state as he explores new ways of establishing constitutional foundations for democratic governance.

Evidence Ethos and Experiment

Author: P. Wenzel Geissler
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9780857450937
Release Date: 2011-09-30
Genre: Social Science

Medical research has been central to biomedicine in Africa for over a century, and Africa, along with other tropical areas, has been crucial to the development of medical science. At present, study populations in Africa participate in an increasing number of medical research projects and clinical trials, run by both public institutions and private companies. Global debates about the politics and ethics of this research are growing and local concerns are prompting calls for social studies of the "trial communities" produced by this scientific work. Drawing on rich, ethnographic and historiographic material, this volume represents the emergent field of anthropological inquiry that links Africanist ethnography to recent concerns with science, the state, and the culture of late capitalism in Africa.

Decolonization and Independence in Kenya

Author: Bethwell A. Ogot
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 0821410512
Release Date: 1995
Genre: History

This is a sharply observed assessment of the history of the last half century by a distinguished group of historians of Kenya. At the same time the book is a courageous reflection in the dilemmas of African nationhood. Professor B. A. Ogot says: “The main purpose of the book is to show that decolonization does not only mean the transfer of alien power to sovereign nationhood; it must also entail the liberation of the worlds of spirit and culture, as well as economics and politics. “The book also raises a more fundamental question, that is: How much independence is available to any state, national economy or culture in today's world? It asks how far are Africa's miseries linked to the colonial past and to the process of decolonization? “In particular the book raises the basic question of how far Kenya is avoidably neo-colonial? And what does neo-colonial dependence mean? The book answers these questions by discussing the dynamic between the politics of decolonization, the social history of class formation and the economics of dependence. The book ends with a provocative epilogue discussing the transformation of the post-colonial state from a single-party to a multi-party system.”

Africa

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSC:32106020346281
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Africa

Includes Proceedings of the Executive council and List of members, also section "Review of books".

The Simple Heart Cure

Author: Chauncey Crandall, M.D.
Publisher: Humanix Books
ISBN: 9781630060077
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Medical

Heart disease kills more people than any other medical condition, and no one is more aware of this than renowned cardiologist Dr. Chauncey Crandall. In addition to having performed over 40,000 heart procedures during his career, Dr. Crandall has experienced this deadly disease on the most personal level — as a patient. At the age of 48, and with no major risk factors, he found himself in the ER with a blockage of his main coronary artery. After emergency intervention, he recovered from heart disease using the same course of treatment he recommends to his thousands of patients, making him living proof of his program’s success. In his new book, The Simple Heart Cure: The 90-Day Program to Stop and Reverse Heart Disease, you’ll find this top doc’s groundbreaking, three-pronged approach to prevent and reverse heart disease — an approach honed by his study of cultures free of heart disease, and his decades of experience helping thousands of patients achieve a healthier heart at any age. So if you’re recovering from a heart attack or concerned with preventive maintenance, you’ll find the help you need in The Simple Heart Cure, including great, heart-healthy menus, and a 90-day, week-by-week plan to help you start taking action immediately. Here are just a few of the potentially life-saving gems you’ll discover in The Simple Heart Cure: The 90-Day Program to Stop and Reverse Heart Disease: How to slash your risk of a deadly heart attack by 61%... Proven ways to banish your “bad” cholesterol… 8 easy steps to head off high blood pressure… How you can safeguard against lethal stroke… Simple strategies to unclog your arteries — without surgery… What your belly says about your heart health… Must-have heart tests for every person over 50… Easy solutions to steer clear of statin drugs… Special advice for women, diabetics, the very stressed, and much more… “By following the advice in Dr. Chauncey Crandall’s new book The Simple Heart Cure, you can surmount the biggest challenge of all and win your battle against heart disease.” — Scott Carpenter, Astronaut, NASA’s Mercury Project When it comes to your heart health, The Simple Heart Cure could be the most important book you’ll ever read! Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}

West African Literatures

Author: Stephanie Newell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199298877
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Literary Criticism

West African Literatures provides students with fresh, in-depth perspectives on the key debates in the field. The aim of this book is not to provide an authoritative, encyclopaedic account, but to consider a selection of the region's literatures in relation to prevailing discussions about literature and postcolonialism.

Widows

Author: Lynda La Plante
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781499861549
Release Date: 2018-06-05
Genre: Fiction

THE BASIS FOR STEVE MCQUEEN'S UPCOMING MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, WIDOWS IS A FAST-PACED HEIST THRILLER WITH AN ALL FEMALE CAST YOU WON'T FORGET. Before PRIME SUSPECT there was WIDOWS . . . Facing life alone, they turned to crime together. Dolly Rawlins, Linda Pirelli and Shirley Miller are left devastated when their husbands are killed in a security van heist that goes disastrously wrong. When Dolly discovers her husband Harry's bank deposit box, containing a gun, money - and detailed plans for the hijack - she realises that she only has three options: 1. Give up and forget she ever found them; 2. Hand over Harry's ledgers to the police, or to the thugs that have been hassling her for information they think she has; 3. She and the other widows could carry out the robbery themselves Novices in the craft of crime, the three women make their preparations. Along the way they discover that Harry's plan required four people, not three. But only three bodies were discovered in the carnage of the original hijack - so who was the fourth man, and where is he now? Recruiting hooker Bella O'Reilly as their fourth, the widows are determined to execute their plan. Facing mounting pressure from DI Resnick, and local thugs Arnie and Tony Fisher, can they stick together and finish the job their husbands started . . .