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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Kabre African people — Social life and customs. Despite being an intensive look into the Kabre community, it is actually very entertaining and in many ways, works itself out to be a critique of structural functionalist theories and western notions of modernity as the fall of Africa, as a whole. Demotely online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Twitter Facebook More Email. Arguing that village globa is in fact an effect of the modern and the global, Charles Piot suggests that Kabre culture is shaped as much by colonial and postcolonial history as by anything “indigenous” or local.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. This single location in Western Australia: Feb 28, Willow L rated it really liked it. However, it should be noted that, though Kabre employs binaries to separate, they see each part as complementary rather than oppositional to one another. Open to the public Book English University of Adelaide.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Refresh and try again. However, he warns us not to romanticize their solidarity reinforced through endless gift giving to one another. Ashley rated it really liked it Mar 18, Ilana rated it really liked it Apr 28, None of your libraries hold this item. This applies to both structural-functionalist and Marxist Africanist anthropology. A in-depth look at another culture’s social interactions. Notify me of new comments via email.


Ethnographical details abound in the book as Piot remarkably covers a large spectrum of Kabre history and culture including their social relations, exchange system, rituals like initiations, gender ideologies, and house and homestead structures. This single location in Queensland: The complementary aspect of the binaries is directly linked with the Kabre understanding of the self.

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May be incomplete or contain other coding. Once boundaries are drawn between the demarcated sphere, everybody recognizes and fulfills their own part of social roles in ceremonies, cultivations, food preparations etc.

The University of Sydney. Engendering Subjects, Globap Rituals 5. Trivia About Remotely Global: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. David rated it liked it Jul 31, The reciprocity is the underlying logic of the cosmological, social and environmental world of Kabre. These online bookshops told us they have this item: In an example of the appropriation of tradition by the state, Togo’s Kabre president regularly flies to the region in his pikt to witness male initiation ceremonies.

Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa

Robm rated it it was ok Dec 21, The University of Melbourne Library. 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. Related resource Table of contents at http: In a striking example of the appropriation of tradition by the state, Togo’s Kabre president regularly flies to the region in his helicopter to witness male initiation ceremonies.


Danielle rated it liked it Nov 16, These 3 locations in South Australia: Spirits, Mimesis, Modernity 7. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The former trying to find the puot 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 o Eloquent and entertaining ethnography; deserving praise for: Collapsing Binaries, Ruling Strangers 6.

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In a striking example of the appropriation of tradition by the state, Togo’s Kabre president regularly flies to the region in his helicopter to witness male initiation ceremonies. Arguing that village life is in fact an effect of the modern and Check copyright status Cite this Title Remotely global: Jerry rated it liked it Aug 07, This single location in Australian Capital Territory: Amal rated it liked it Feb 21, Through analyses of everyday and ceremonial social practices, Piot illustrates the intertwining of modernity with tradition and of the local with the national and global.

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