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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In an example chagles the appropriation of tradition by the state, Togo’s Kabre president regularly flies to the region in his helicopter to witness male initiation ceremonies.

The task of reflexivity in ethnograhy, ironically, is a yet another product of modernity. Separate different tags with a comma.

Charles Piot: Remotely Global (ch. 1)

Subjects Villages — Togo — Kuwde?? Arguing that village life is in fact an effect of the modern and the global, Charles Piot suggests that Kabre culture is shaped as much by colonial and postcolonial history as by anything “indigenous” or local. Cricket Meriwether rated it really liked it Mar 26, Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”?

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View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Dec 06, Dave Allen rated it really liked it. Engendering Subjects, Spectacular Rituals 5. Village Modernity in West Africa. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.

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Lucy rated it really liked it Aug 07, David rated it liked it Jul 31, That is, there are domains like moieties and spaces like homestead which are gendered, and thereby, create a spectrum in which one can be symbolically associated with the opposite gender. Having suffered through German colonization, followed by that of the French, the Kabre, primarily subsistence farmers, currently dominate Togo government. Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog Information from electronic data provided by the publisher.

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Kabiye African people — Politics and government.

Kabres rfmotely 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. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Hierarchies of Value in an Economy of Desire 4. In the end, Piot delivers one of the more well-researched, if a little dry, studies on globla Kabre people. Confounding both anthropological theorizations and the State Department’s stereotyped images of African village chsrles, Remotely Global aims to rethink Euroamerican theories that fail to come to terms with the fluidity of everyday relations in a society where persons and things are forever in motion.


Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa

Eloquent and entertaining ethnography; deserving praise for: 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 glibal fall of Africa, as a whole. He problematizes the Eurocentric analytic frameworks i.

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Selected pages Title Page. The complementary aspect of the binaries is directly linked with the Kabre understanding of the self. Through analyses of everyday and ceremonial social practices, Piot illustrates the intertwining of modernity with tradition and of the local with the national and global. 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” African culture—subsistence farming, straw-roofed houses, and rituals to the spirits and ancestors.

Kabiye African people — Government relations.

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