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The Resource Inequality, Socio-cultural Differentiation and Social Structures in Africa : Beyond Class, Dieter Neubert

Inequality, Socio-cultural Differentiation and Social Structures in Africa : Beyond Class, Dieter Neubert

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Inequality, Socio-cultural Differentiation and Social Structures in Africa : Beyond Class
Title
Inequality, Socio-cultural Differentiation and Social Structures in Africa
Title remainder
Beyond Class
Statement of responsibility
Dieter Neubert
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book contends that conventional class concepts are not able to adequately capture social inequality and socio-cultural differentiation in Africa. Earlier empirical findings concerning ethnicity, neo-traditional authorities, patron-client relations, lifestyles, gender, social networks, informal social security, and even the older debate on class in Africa, have provided evidence that class concepts do not apply; yet these findings have mostly been ignored. For an analysis of the social structures and persisting extreme inequality in African societies - and in other societies of the world - we need to go beyond class, consider the empirical realities and provincialise our conventional theories. This book develops a new framework for the analysis of social structure based on empirical findings and more nuanced approaches, including livelihood analysis and intersectionality, and will be useful for students and scholars in African studies and development studies, sociology, social anthropology, political science and geography
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LQU
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Neubert, Dieter
Dewey number
305.5096
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN780.Z9
LC item number
S654 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Frontiers of globalization
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social classes
  • Africa
  • Culture
  • Equality
  • Ethnicity
  • Women
  • Age
  • People with disabilities
Label
Inequality, Socio-cultural Differentiation and Social Structures in Africa : Beyond Class, Dieter Neubert
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: The Middle Class Debate and Its Limits -- 2. Poverty and Inequality in Development Policy: Concepts of Poverty, Vulnerability and Livelihood -- 3. Class and Capitalism in the Global South: A Perspective on Africa -- 4. Elements of Socio-Cultural Positioning in Africa -- 5. Patterns of Individual Social Positioning: Gender, Age and Disability -- 6. Risks and Aspirations: Strategies for Coping with Uncertainty -- 7. Extended Concepts of Social Positioning -- 8. A New Framework for the Analysis of Social Structures in Sub-Saharan Africa -- 9. Conclusion
Control code
on1106167388
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 433 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030171117
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-030-17
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1106167388
Label
Inequality, Socio-cultural Differentiation and Social Structures in Africa : Beyond Class, Dieter Neubert
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: The Middle Class Debate and Its Limits -- 2. Poverty and Inequality in Development Policy: Concepts of Poverty, Vulnerability and Livelihood -- 3. Class and Capitalism in the Global South: A Perspective on Africa -- 4. Elements of Socio-Cultural Positioning in Africa -- 5. Patterns of Individual Social Positioning: Gender, Age and Disability -- 6. Risks and Aspirations: Strategies for Coping with Uncertainty -- 7. Extended Concepts of Social Positioning -- 8. A New Framework for the Analysis of Social Structures in Sub-Saharan Africa -- 9. Conclusion
Control code
on1106167388
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 433 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030171117
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-030-17
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1106167388

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