Remotely global: village modernity in West Africa / Charles Piot. Bookmark: https ://; Physical Description. xiii, p. ; 24 cm. Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West remittances from wage workers and conspicu-. Africa. Charles Piot. Chicago: University of ous gifts from successful. Charles Piot revisits a remote West African village in postcolonial Togo; a site that has been treated by former anthropologists like Fortes and.
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The complementary aspect of the binaries is directly linked with the Pkot understanding of the self. The former trying to find the function of ritual and other practices in the need for cohesion assuming individualism is human nature, as if people need something to coerce them into solidarityand the latter in the supposed exploitation of one group over another elders over youth, men over women. Return to Book Page.
In the end, Piot delivers one of the more pioy, if a little dry, studies on the Kabre people. Bri rated it really liked it Apr 06, The University of Melbourne Library. Confounding both anthropological theorizations and the State Department’s stereotyped images of African village life, this text aims to rethink Euroamerican theories that fail to come to terms with the fluidity of everyday relations in a society where persons and things are forever in motion.
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Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa by Charles Piot
He not only puts modernity into question, he also problematizes his own western identity with its discursive embeddedness to a certain tradition. Togo — Social life and customs. Having suffered through German colonization, followed by that of the French, the Kabre, primarily subsistence farmers, currently dominate Togo government. Be the first to add this to a list.
Related resource Table of contents at http: References to this book Africa’s Media: Shows the way in which Kabre are thoroughly within, not prior or exterior to, modernity. Arguing that village life is in fact an effect of the modern and Confounding both anthropological theorizations and the State Department’s stereotyped images of African village life, Remotely Global aims to rethink Euroamerican theories that fail to come to terms with the fluidity of everyday relations in a society where persons and things are forever in motion.
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Trivia About Remotely Global: Claire rated it really liked it Feb 07, The task of reflexivity in ethnograhy, ironically, is a yet another product of modernity. Allison rated it liked it Mar 18, Other editions – View all Remotely Global: However, he warns us not to romanticize their solidarity reinforced through endless gift giving to one another. These 3 locations in South Australia: Sarah rated it really liked it Sep 09, By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
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Even though they have resisted to the colonial powers, and have remained largely to their local customs, they nonetheless embrace the innovations that they have gained through the encounter such as roads, pkot, hospitals, cash crops, cars. These online bookshops told us they have this item: You are commenting using your Facebook account.
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