The Multiplicity of Orders and Practices

ISBN 978-3-89645-850-6

The Multiplicity of Orders and Practices

A Tribute to Georg Klute

Edited by: Thomas Hüsken, Alexander Solyga, Dida Badi. With contributions by: Dereje Feyissa, Erdmute Alber, Dida Badi, Kurt Beck, Isaïe Dougnon, Lamine Doumbia, Birgit Embaló, Anja Fischer, Michael Hauhs, Mario Krämer, Baz Lecocq, Georg Materna, Meron Zeleke, Tilman Musch, Dieter Neubert, Amal S.M. Obeidi, Hanna Lena Reich, Judith Scheele, Mahama Abaliyi Sedike, Petr Skalník, Gerd Spittler, Magnus Treiber.

Series: Topics in Interdisciplinary African Studies Volume 50

4th quarter 2018
466 pp.
Georg Klute’s Professional Career, 5 colour photos, 14 b/w photos, 2 colour facsimile reproductions, 2 colour graphs, 2 tables
Format: 170 x 240 mm
1090 g
€ 49.80


Mentor, Companion, and Friend – A Few Words about this Volume

Georg Klute’s Professional Career

I. Beside the State: African Politics and Beyond

Erdmute Alber:
Heterogeneity and Heterarchy – Middle-Class Households in Benin

Dida Badi:
Les modalités d'appropriation et de transmission des biens et du pouvoir chez les Touaregs sédentaires du Tassili n Ajjer

Birgit Embaló:
Violent Extremism, Islam and Youth in Guinea-Bissau

Mario Krämer:
The Current Debate on Neotraditional Authority in South Africa – Notes on the Legitimacy and Rise of Intermediaries

Judith Scheele:
Heterarchy, Locality, Connectivity, Tribes – can (and should) we speak of a Shared Political Culture across the Sahara?

Petr Skalník:
War as a Decisive Factor in State Formation – War and Peace in Africa. Local Conflict and the Weak State

Magnus Treiber:
Projecting Modernity – A Leitmotif in Eritrea's Struggle for Independence

II. Legal Pluralism and Conflict

Dereje Feyissa:
Conflicting rights? Cultural and Women’s Rights in the Context of Ethiopia’s Legal Pluralism

Lamine Doumbia:
De la périphérie au centre-ville – Un terrain d'anthropologie juridique et politique

Meron Zeleke:
The Ambiguous Relationship Between State and Non-State Actors in Dispute Settlement in Contemporary Ethiopia

Dieter Neubert:
Decentralised Conflicts, Heterarchy and the Limits of Conflict Regulation

Amal S.M. Obeidi:
Local Reconciliation in Libya since 2011 – Actors, Processes, and Mechanisms

III. The Anthropology of Work

Isaie Dougnon:
Coping with Age and Work – The Young Graduates’ Movement for Public Service in Mali (1987-2002)

Anja Fischer:
Expert Women in Nomadism – A Case Study about the Expertise of Work among Kel Ahnet Nomads in the Algerian Sahara Desert

Georg Materna:
The “Touristic Laobé” of Senegal – The Commodification of Culture in African Arts, Inc.

IV. The Merits of Participant Observation

Baz Lecocq:
On Detailed Fieldwork Observations and Primordial Histories of Pastoral Animal Husbandry – The Cattle Line from the Neolithic to Present

Tilman Musch / Mahama Abaliyi Sedike:
Un mariage par rapt chez les Toubou Teda – Transgresser pour conserver la paix sociale

Hanna Lena Reich:
Exploring the Night – Fieldwork Experiences from Nairobi

V. Discourses

Kurt Beck:
On Claiming Non-Creativity, or: ‘The One who has no Guide, his Guide is the Devil’

Michael Hauhs:
Temporalities of Conservation – Human-Environment Relationships in an African National Park

Gerd Spittler:
De quelles choses l’homme a-t-il besoin ? La culture matérielle des Touaregs Kel Ewey


Following the links below you will find further publications authored and edited by Georg Klute in our programme:

Accompanying material:

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