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    Format: xiii, 376 Seiten , Illustrationen
    ISBN: 3319621475 , 9783319621470
    Series Statement: Frontiers of globalization
    Content: 1. Introduction: Africa’s Middle Classes in Critical Perspective; Tabea Scharrer, David O’Kane and Lena Kroeker -- Section 1: Rethinking Concepts of Middle Classes in Africa -- 2. Turning the Poor into Something More Inspiring: The Creation of the African Middle Class Controversy; Dominique Darbon -- 3. The Narrative of ‘the African Middle Class’ and its Conceptual Limitations; Dieter Neubert and Florian Stoll -- 4. Anthropology and Class in Africa: Challenges of the Past and Present -- Section 2: The Recurring Rise and Return of Middle Classes in Africa; David O’Kane and Tabea Scharrer -- 5. The Ghanaian Middle Class, Social Stratification, and Long-Term Dynamics of Upward and Downward Mobility of Lawyers and Teachers; Jan Budniok and Andrea Noll -- 6. The Nubians of Kibera ‘Revisited’: Detribalized Natives, Slum Dwellers, Middle class?; Johanna Sarre -- 7. Saving and Serving the Nation: HIV Politics and the Emergence of New Professional Classes in Botswana; Astrid Bochow -- Section 3: The Political Consequences of the Middle Classes.-8. Propertied Citizenship in a Township and Suburb in Johannesburg; Barbara Heer -- 9. Thinking Sierra Leone and Building a New Middle Class: Political Expression and Political Values at the University of Makeni; David O’Kane -- 10. African Middle Classes: Formation and Destabilizing Effects -- Section 4: Formation of Social Interconnections and Interdependencies; Jason Musyoka -- 11. Pathways into the Middle: Rites of Passage and Emerging Middle Classes in Namibia; Julia Pauli -- 12. Middle Class Approaches to Social Security in Kenya; Lena Kroeker -- 13. Middle Classes and ‘Moderate Prosperity’ in Rural Madagascar; Tsiry Andrianampiarivo -- 14. Afterword. The (Idea of) African Middle Classes: Theorizing from Africa; Rachel Spronk
    Content: This volume challenges the concept of the ‘new African middle class’ with new theoretical and empirical insights into the changing lives in Sub-Saharan Africa. Diverse middle classes are on the rise, but models of class based on experiences from other regions of the world cannot be easily transferred to the African continent. Empirical contributions, drawn from a diverse range of contexts, address both African histories of class formation and the political roles of the continent’s middle classes, and also examine the important interdependencies that cut across inter-generational, urban-rural and class divides. This thought-provoking book argues emphatically for a revision of common notions of the 'middle class', and for the inclusion of insights 'from the South' into the global debate on class. Middle Classes in Africa will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, as well as NGOs and policy makers with an interest in African societies.
    Note: Tabellen, Register, Literaturangaben , Introduction : Africa’s middle classes in critical perspective , Turning the poor into something more inspiring : the creation of the African middle class controversy , The narrative of ‘the African middle class’ and its conceptual limitations , Anthropology and class in Africa : challenges of the past and present , The Ghanaian middle class, social stratification, and long-term dynamics of upward and downward mobility of lawyers and teachers , The Nubians of Kibera ‘revisited’ : detribalized natives, slum dwellers, middle class? , Saving and serving the nation : HIV politics and the emergence of new professional classes in Botswana , Propertied citizenship in a township and suburb in Johannesburg , Thinking Sierra Leone and building a new middle class : political expression and political values at the University of Makeni , African middle classes : formation and destabilizing effects , Pathways into the middle : rites of passage and emerging middle classes in Namibia , Middle class approaches to social security in Kenya , Middle classes and ‘moderate prosperity’ in rural Madagascar , Afterword : the (idea of) African middle classes : theorizing from Africa
    Additional Edition: ISBN 9783319621487
    Language: English
    Subjects: Ethnology
    Keywords: Afrika ; Mittelstand ; Sozialstruktur ; Sozialer Wandel ; Aufsatzsammlung
    Author information: Pauli, Julia 1970-
    Author information: Neubert, Dieter 1952-
    Author information: Noll, Andrea 1983-
    Author information: Budniok, Jan 1977-
    Author information: Heer, Barbara 1982-
    Author information: Stoll, Florian
    Author information: Scharrer, Tabea
    Author information: Bochow, Astrid
    Author information: Kroeker, Lena
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