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Title:Generations in Africa: connections and conflicts
Editors:Alber, ErdmuteISNI
Geest, Sjaak van der
Whyte, Susan ReynoldsISNI
Series:Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung (ISSN 0938-7285)
City of publisher:Berlin
Publisher:Lit Verlag
Geographic term:Africa
generation conflicts
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Abstract:The contributions in this volume on generational relations in Africa originated in a panel at the first European Conference of African Studies in London, June 2005. They are are organized around four themes: reciprocity between generations, differential uses of the past in navigating the present, generation as a factor in politics, and virtue as it is contested in intergenerational relations. Contents: Generational connections and conflicts in Africa: an introduction (Susan Reynolds Whyte, Erdmute Alber, Sjaak van der Geest; Respect and autonomy: children's money in eastern Uganda (David Kyaddondo); 'Shameful!': the inverted intergenerational contract in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso (Claudia Roth); Sharing food: grandmothers and 'the children of today' in western Kenya (Erick Otieno Nyambedha); Transnational reciprocity: Ghanaian migrants and the care of their parents back home (Valentina Mazzucato); 'The young people do what they want': negotiating intergenerational relationships among the Khwe of Namibia (Gertrud Boden); Struggling for growth in western Kenya: modernity, tradition, generation and gender (Ruth Prince); Inventing a generation: the revitalisation of 'umcwasho' in Swaziland in response to the HIV/AIDS crisis (Ria Reis); 'That was your time... this time is ours!': memories and intergenerational conflicts in South Africa (Els van Dongen); Between emancipation and patronage: changing intergenerational relationships in central Benin (Pierre-Yves Le Meur); Today's elders, yesterday's youth: generations and politics in the 20th century Gambia (Alice Bellagamba); Children and supporting adults in child-led organisations (Michael Bourdillon); Tanzania's 'new generation': the power and tragedy of a concept (Koen Stroeken); Changing youth religiosity in Ethiopia: a generational perspective (Data Dea); Valentine's Day in Ghana: youth, sex and secrets (Astrid Bochow); Collisions in life-courses: teenage motherhood and generational relations in north-east Tanzania (Mette Line Ringsted); Wisdom, an intergenerational gift? Notes from Kwahu-Tafo, Ghana (Sjaak van der Geest). [ASC Leiden abstract]