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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Piot explains that gender being contextual formulates multiple identities with distinct social roles and alternating hierarchies:. Summary “At first glance, the remote villages of the Kabre people of northern Togo appear to have all the trappings of a classic “out of the way” Remofely culture – subsistence farming, straw-roofed houses, and rituals to the spirits and ancestors.

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He not only puts modernity into question, he also problematizes his own western identity with its discursive embeddedness to a certain tradition. The word “Kabre” itself the name of the society Piot studied was coined by German colonialists. These online bookshops told us they have this item: Table of contents for Remotely global: Robm rated it it was ok Dec 21, This single location in Queensland: Danielle rated it liked it Nov 16, We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search.

Be the first to add this to a list. 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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The hybridity with so called modernity found even in such a remote place in West Africa at once destabilizes the perceived hegemony of modernity by multiplying it.


Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa

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Open to the public ; Held Book English Show 0 more libraries Other editions – View all Remotely Global: Children are believed to be androgynous until their initiation to male or female adulthood.

Chiara rated it really liked it Jul pioy, Flinders University Central Library. Nyamnjoh Limited preview – The task of reflexivity in ethnograhy, ironically, is a yet another product of modernity.

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