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The Resource Middle Classes in Africa : Changing Lives and Conceptual Challenges, edited by Lena Kroeker, David O'Kane, Tabea Scharrer

Middle Classes in Africa : Changing Lives and Conceptual Challenges, edited by Lena Kroeker, David O'Kane, Tabea Scharrer

Label
Middle Classes in Africa : Changing Lives and Conceptual Challenges
Title
Middle Classes in Africa
Title remainder
Changing Lives and Conceptual Challenges
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lena Kroeker, David O'Kane, Tabea Scharrer
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
AZU
Dewey number
302-307
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM206-208
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kroeker, Lena
  • O'Kane, David
  • Scharrer, Tabea
Series statement
Frontiers of Globalization
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social sciences
  • Ethnology
  • Globalization
  • Social structure
  • Equality
  • Economics
  • Area studies
  • Area studies
  • Economics
  • Equality
  • Ethnology
  • Globalization
  • Social sciences
  • Social structure
  • Africa
Label
Middle Classes in Africa : Changing Lives and Conceptual Challenges, edited by Lena Kroeker, David O'Kane, Tabea Scharrer
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1029090775
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 376 pages 4 illustrations)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319621487
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1007/978-3-319-62148-7
  • 9783319621470
Other physical details
online resource
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9783319621470
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029090775
Label
Middle Classes in Africa : Changing Lives and Conceptual Challenges, edited by Lena Kroeker, David O'Kane, Tabea Scharrer
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1029090775
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 376 pages 4 illustrations)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319621487
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1007/978-3-319-62148-7
  • 9783319621470
Other physical details
online resource
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9783319621470
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029090775

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