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Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung
Title: Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung
Title alternative: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
URL: http://www.eth.mpg.de
Other URL: http://www.eth.mpg.de/cms/en/index.html
Creator: Max-Planck-Institut für Ethnologische Forschung <Halle, Saale>
Abstract: "The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology began its work in 1999. Through multiple investigations of changing norms and values, living conditions and conflicts in post-colonial and postsocialist settings, researchers analyse thematic fields that often stand in the limelight of political discussion. The main theme of the Institute’s research programme can thus be summarised as the comparative analysis of contemporary social transformation." The homepage of the MPI offers a lot of information on research done by the institute, including full text documents of working papers and Institute Reports. [according to site editor’s information] [supplemented and changed]
Table of contents: PUBLICATIONS Series of the Institute's Working Papers (Excerpt)• Breaking Barriers: the construction of a new Burji identity through livestock trade in northern Kenya• Ethnopolitics and Gabra Origins• Distinctly African Christians: situating His People Christian Church within social transformation• Governance and Legal Reform in The Gambia and Beyond: an anthropological critique of current development strategies• From Stability to Uncertainty: a recent political history of Côte d’Ivoire• Interethnische Freundschaften in Nordwestkamerun: Ein Vergleich ethnischer und gender-spezifischer Konzepte und Praktiken• Nähe und Distanz: Freundschaften bei nordghanaischen Migranten in Accra/Tema• Sharing and Sustaining: the thrusts of friendship among young artisanal gold miners in northern Benin (West Africa)• Zur sozialen Konstruktion von Freundschaft. Überlegungen zu einem vernachlässigten Thema der Sozialanthropologie (Schwerpunkt Afrika)• The Politics of Exclusion: the expulsion of Fulbe pastoralists from Ghana in 1999/2000• Goldmining communities in Northern Benin as semi-autonomous social fields• Conflict, Cooperation and Integration: A West African example (Côte d'Ivoire)• Equality, group rights, and corporate ownership of land. A comparative perspective of indigenous dilemmas in Australia and Namibia.• Property and Age Organisation among an East African Pastoralist Group• Dealing with institutional changes in property regimes. An African case study.
Keywords: social change; social process; postcolonialism
Countries: Africa. General Resources;
Western Africa. General Resources;
Central Africa. General Resources
Subject areas: Society » Society;
Education & Academia » Higher Education & Research Institutions
Resource type: Research facilities;
Publication Lists;
Collections of Working Papers, Preprints;
Collections of Individual Annual Reports
Language: English; German
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