Neuerwerbungen (Auswahl) WiSe 2022/2023

Leiden, 2022

"Following a wave of oil discoveries in Africa, Oil-Age Africa offers new perspectives and critical reflections on the prevalent academic discourses on oil in Africa. This collection brings together researchers from the social sciences to challenge simplified readings of the complex realities of oil politics, economies and societies through theoretical critique and 'on the ground' ethnographic methods. Climate change highlights the need to understand the intricate ways societies are built on and for oil energy. Oil-Age Africa analyses the effects of oil production and the global energy structure, offering relevant insights and avenues for future research on oil"
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Lokale Signatur: Af.Ag.1326

Göttingen, 2022

This research examines the social, political and economic history of Indians in Zanzibar in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, specifically between 1870s and 1963. Based on evidence collected from oral interviews and written archival documents, this research work argues that, the Indian migration history in Zanzibar, during this period, was impacted by their religious diversity, economic factors and social factors, as well as the British colonial interest. This research analysis yielded a number of the following key findings: First, there were heterogeneous migration patterns among the Indian migrants in East Africa, influenced by various factors including religion, caste, and the historical contexts in which particular migrants arrived. Second, numerous different social, physical, economic and political processes in India and East Africa motivated Indians to leave their homeland and form a migration community in Zanzibar from 1800 to 1963. Third, the desire to pass on their religion, traditions and customs to their descendants was a significant motivation for Indians to open their own private schools in Zanzibar. Fourth, the change of administration in 1890 had a major impact on the Indians in Zanzibar, especially investors who had already invested heavily in the local economy. Finally, despite their minority status compared to other communities such as Africans and Arabs, Indians participated in the politics of Zanzibar that led towards independence.
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Lokale Signatur: O.Af.1117

New York, 2023

Dealing with the dynamics of identification and conflict, this book uses theoretical orientations ranging from political ecology to rational choice theory, interpretive approaches, Marxism and multiscalar analysis. Case studies set in Africa, Europe and Central Asia are grouped in three sections devoted to pastoralism, identity and migration. What connects all of these anthropological explorations is a close focus on processes of identification and conflict at the level of particular actors in relation to the behaviour of large aggregates of people and to systemic conditions.
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Lokale Signatur: Vk.Ag.4071

Berlin, 2022

Zu den Bedingungen der kulturellen Aneignung von Wissen ist zuletzt ein großes öffentliches Interesse entstanden. Ethnologinnen und Ethnologen beschäftigen sich seit Jahrzehnten mit diesem Thema. Sie kennen das Dilemma, dass die eigene Forschungspraxis oft unter Rahmenbedingungen stattfindet, in denen koloniale und andere Formen der Ausbeutung bestehen. Sie wissen aber auch um die Bedeutung und den Wert von „Ethnologie als Alltagsressource“. Die Beiträge in diesem Band untersuchen den Wert ethnologischer Forschungen für die erforschten Gruppen und für das Verständnis der jeweils eigenen Gesellschaft der Forschenden.
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Lokale Signatur: Vk.Ag.4069

Cham, 2021

Through an intersectional feminist re-reading of the Habermasian theoretical framework, this book analyses how women's activism has developed and operated in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Chapters look at three key areas of women's activism in Iran: how women deliberately engaged with media activism despite the government's controlling and repressive policies; women's involvement in civil society organisations, institutions and communities, and cooperation through multilevel activism; and women's activism in the political sphere and its connection with media and civil society activism despite the theocratic system. Drawing upon interviews, analyses of journal and newspaper articles and documentary/non-documentary films, as well as personal experiences, observations and communications, the book examines to what extent Iranian women's rights' groups and activists have collaborated not only with each other but with other social groups and activists to help facilitate the formation of a pluralist civil society capable of engaging in deliberative processes of democratic reform. This book will be of interest to scholars in Gender Studies and Middle Eastern Studies, particularly those who study women's and other social movements in Iran. Samira Ghoreishi is an Iranian feminist researcher and womens and childrens rights advocate based in New Zealand. Her scholarship focuses on analysing womens public activism in non-secular and non-democratic contexts
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Lokale Signatur: W.As.476

Cambridge, 2022

Women and the Islamic Republic's central argument is simple: If we shift our gaze from institutions and elite political contestations to everyday encounters, we can see how the Islamic Republic's hybrid governance structure produces citizens who cross, abide, and (at times) manipulate the state's formal boundaries. This pushes the post-revolutionary state toward a balancing act to pacify its female population
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Lokale Signatur: W.As.475