• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa - Yale Agrarian Studies Series (Hardback)
  • Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa - Yale Agrarian Studies Series (Hardback)
zoom

Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa - Yale Agrarian Studies Series (Hardback)

(author)
£42.00
Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 02/01/2009
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

This fascinating interdisciplinary book is about land, belonging, and the mortgage-and how people of different cultural backgrounds understand them in Africa. Drawing on years of ethnographic observation, Parker Shipton discusses how people in Africa's interior feel about their attachment to family, to clan land, and to ancestral graves on the land. He goes on to explain why systems of property, finance, and mortgaging imposed by outsiders threaten Africa's rural people. The book looks briefly at European and North American theories on private property and the mortgage, then shows how these theories have played out as attempted economic reforms in Africa. They affect not just personal ownership and possession, he suggests, but also the complex relationships that add up to civil order and episodic disorder over a longer history. Focusing particular attention on the Luo people of Kenya, Shipton challenges assumptions about rural economic development and calls for a broader understanding of local realities in Africa and beyond.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300116021
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 27 mm

You may also be interested in...

St Petersburg
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Black Tudors
Added to basket
£18.99
Hardback
Revolutionary Ride
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
St Petersburg
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Sapiens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Flirtology
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Why Travel Matters
Added to basket
£18.99
Hardback
How to Be Human
Added to basket
£14.99   £10.99
Hardback
The Animals Among Us
Added to basket
Kill All Normies
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Life of Dad
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Money
Added to basket
£3.50
Paperback
Minds Make Societies
Added to basket
Homo Deus
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Innocent Anthropologist
Added to basket
Guns, Germs And Steel
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.