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Title:Re-finding African local assets and city environments: governance, research and reflexivity
Editors:Shiino, WakanaISNI
Shiraishi, Soichiro
Ondicho, TomISNI
City of publisher:Fuchu
Publisher:Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
ISBN:4863372191; 9784863372191
Geographic terms:Africa
South Africa
Subjects:African studies
educational cooperation
social change
urban planning
popular culture
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This volume is the result of two workshops held in Nairobi in 2011 and 2013 in a collaboration between Japanese and African researchers. The workshops were entitled 'Approaches and methodologies of field research in Africa' (September 2011), and 'Mobility, hybridity and the way to co-existence: re-structuring daily life in rural and urban African societies' (February 2013). In these workshops researchers attempted to 're-discover' Africa, through new approaches and angles, in line with the enormous social changes that took place on the continent in the last decades. Contributions: Researchers in 21st century Africa (Tom Gesora Ondicho); Co-researching by African and Japanese: the way we started and the way forward (Wakana Shiino); GIS framework for managing African slum societies: a case of Mathare slum in Nairobi, Kenya (Charles N. Mundia and Eunice W. Nduati); The powers of private cities: zoning technologies, neoliberal governmentality and citizenship in Johannesburg (Yohei Miyauchi); Conflict and the creation of peace (Itsuhiro Hazama); Tourism and Maasai of Kenya (Tom Gesora Ondicho); Participating in African popular culture as a researcher: a case of becoming a Karioki performer in Uganda (Midori Daimon); Differences of the methodologies findings: an overview (Oloka Michael Obbo); Ugandan sociologists met a Japanese anthropologist, experience of the decade (Paul Owora); Cooperative management of human-wildlife conflicts by multiple actors: case reports of daily practices among local residents in Kigoma region, Tanzania (Mariko Fujimoto); Maasai pastoralism today: reality after group ranch subdivision in southern Kenya (Toshio Meguro); Remote sensing-based evaluation of trends and impacts of land surface property changes in the Mara ecosystem in Kenya (Eunice W. Nduati and Charles N. Mundia); The elderly, spiritualism and social power among Buhororo tribal societies in Uganda (Ian Karusigarira); Endogenous development process of the farming system supported by the mutual labour exchange system: a case study among the Bena in southern Tanzania (Fumi Kondo); Performing Baakisimba dance during mass: negotiating, contesting and politicizing the 'sacred' in the Roman Catholic Church in Uganda (Sylvia Antonia Nannyonga-Tamusuza); Kenya's South Nyanza region: movements of the Luo and changes in residential patterns from the second half of the 19th century to the British colonial period (Wakana Shiino); Study trends of lecturers at the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya (Tom Gesora Ondicho). [ASC Leiden abstract]