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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Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa by Charles Piot

Togo — Social life and customs. Jerry rated it liked it Aug 07, Claire rated it really liked it Feb 07, Guri Hagen rated it liked it Jul 29, Amal rated it liked it Feb 21, Ilana rated it really liked it Apr 28, Check copyright status Cite this Title Remotely global: Dec 06, Dave Allen rated it really liked it. Flinders University Central Library. Open to the public Book English Show 0 more libraries This entry was posted in anthropologyreviewtheory and tagged postcolonial Togotradition and modernityWest Africa.

Despite being an intensive look glohal 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. University of Chicago Press Amazon. The arguments against the Marxists are reemotely bit more dubious, since Piot criticizes false consciousness by citing what Kabre say of themselves, thus being just as tautological as the Marxists he’s critiquing.


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Carly rated it it was amazing Apr 09, Through analyses of everyday and ceremonial social practices, Piot illustrates plot intertwining of modernity with tradition and of the local with the national and global. Nyamnjoh Limited preview – The word “Kabre” itself the name of the society Piot studied was coined by German colonialists. Twitter Facebook More Email. Apr 01, Achille M rated it really liked it Shelves: Skip to content Skip to search.

May be incomplete or contain other coding. References to this book Africa’s Media: Kabres are originally from the north of Togo, however, the colonial rule mobilized them southward for labor, and since then, they have been migrating back and forth to the south shore for material gain with a feeling of rootedness in the north. These 2 locations in Victoria: View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 2 of 3. Mar 20, mackenzie rated it really liked it Shelves: Accordingly, Kabre strives to demarcate categories, mostly through exchange and ritual, in almost all aspects of their lives including their cosmological, social and environmental worlds.


You are commenting using your WordPress. Allison rated it liked it Mar 18, Village Modernity in West Africa.

Lucy rated it really liked it Aug 07, Paperback chaeles, pages. Separate different tags with a comma. Ones who live in the south go back to the north frequently for rituals like initiations, and they also bring wealth to their northern families as a marker of their loyalty.

Lists What are lists? That is, there are domains like moieties and spaces like homestead which are gendered, globao thereby, create a spectrum in which one can be symbolically associated with the opposite gender.