Maladjustments: Ritual and Reproduction in Neoliberal Africa

Chapter Title

Maladjustments: Ritual and Reproduction in Neoliberal Africa

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Document Type

Book Chapter

Department/Program

Anthropology

Publication Date

6-7-2004

Book Title

Producing African Futures: Ritual and Reproduction in a Neoliberal Age

Publisher

Brill

Volume

26

Series

Studies of Religion in Africa

Abstract

The cumulative implications for Africans of the neoliberal processes (market speculation, shifts in sites of production, new modes of consumption, redefinition of the relation between states and their citizenry) cannot be reduced to single parameters. Three themes are central: the neoliberal production of personhood, the crises of youth and the moral panic in which so many of the wider reforms are registered in experience. With contributions on marriage payments, Muslim saints, popular theatre, homosexuality, ritual haunts, domestic reproduction, masculine fantasy, poetic justice, spirit possession and corruption.

ISBN

978-9004138605

Maladjustments: Ritual and Reproduction in Neoliberal Africa

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