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The Resource In pursuit of history : fieldwork in Africa, edited by Carolyn Keyes Adenaike and Jan Vansina

In pursuit of history : fieldwork in Africa, edited by Carolyn Keyes Adenaike and Jan Vansina

Label
In pursuit of history : fieldwork in Africa
Title
In pursuit of history
Title remainder
fieldwork in Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Carolyn Keyes Adenaike and Jan Vansina
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The accounts presented here cover a surprising range of issues, from practical questions of daily life (where to live, what to cook) to methodological concerns about what is true, and true for whom? The individual stories are both entertaining, and instructive. One researcher had a newly laid roof stolen in the middle of the night, while another was shadowed by the security police. One woman was initiated into a secret society, while yet another faced a trial after having been accused of witchcraft. In her introduction, Carolyn Adenaike summarizes the particular challenges faced by recent history researchers in Africa. The epilogue by Jan Vansina - in many ways the pioneer of oral history methods - places the evolution of research practices in the broad context of European commercial expansion
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
960/.072
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT19
LC item number
.I5 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Adenaike, Carolyn Keyes
  • Vansina, Jan
Series statement
Social history of Africa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History
  • Africa
  • Africa
Label
In pursuit of history : fieldwork in Africa, edited by Carolyn Keyes Adenaike and Jan Vansina
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fieldwork among Neighbors: An African's View of Another African Country
  • Tefetso Henry Mothibe
  • 3.
  • Both Sides of the Border: The Impact of the Political Milieu on Field Research in Burundi and Tanzania
  • Michele D. Wagner
  • 4.
  • Women's Work in Kano
  • Beverly B. Mack
  • 5.
  • Learning the Dance, Initiating Relationships
  • Prologue
  • Sheryl McCurdy
  • 6.
  • Suspected of Sorcery
  • Z.S. Strother
  • 7.
  • Falsehood, Truth, and Thinking Between: Histories of Affiliation and Ethnogenesis
  • Paul Stuart Landau
  • 8.
  • A Moment in the Middle: Fieldwork in the Nuba Hills
  • Janet J. Ewald
  • The Editors
  • Reading the Pursuit: An Introduction
  • Carolyn Keyes Adenaike
  • 1.
  • Life During Research
  • Carolyn Keyes Adenaike
  • 2.
Control code
35183970
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xliv, 155 pages
Isbn
9780435089900
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
96030779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Label
In pursuit of history : fieldwork in Africa, edited by Carolyn Keyes Adenaike and Jan Vansina
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fieldwork among Neighbors: An African's View of Another African Country
  • Tefetso Henry Mothibe
  • 3.
  • Both Sides of the Border: The Impact of the Political Milieu on Field Research in Burundi and Tanzania
  • Michele D. Wagner
  • 4.
  • Women's Work in Kano
  • Beverly B. Mack
  • 5.
  • Learning the Dance, Initiating Relationships
  • Prologue
  • Sheryl McCurdy
  • 6.
  • Suspected of Sorcery
  • Z.S. Strother
  • 7.
  • Falsehood, Truth, and Thinking Between: Histories of Affiliation and Ethnogenesis
  • Paul Stuart Landau
  • 8.
  • A Moment in the Middle: Fieldwork in the Nuba Hills
  • Janet J. Ewald
  • The Editors
  • Reading the Pursuit: An Introduction
  • Carolyn Keyes Adenaike
  • 1.
  • Life During Research
  • Carolyn Keyes Adenaike
  • 2.
Control code
35183970
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xliv, 155 pages
Isbn
9780435089900
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
96030779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps

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