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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Katie rated it it was ok Jan 24, Ashley rated it really liked it Mar 18, 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. Books by Charles Piot.

We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. His ethnography is genuinely marked by a high level of reflexivity that makes the process of knowledge production transparent enough that attempts to do justice to the actual players in the field.

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Kabre African people — Government relations. 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. The University of Melbourne. Having suffered through German colonization, followed by that of the French, the Kabre, primarily subsistence farmers, currently dominate Togo government.


Kabre African people — Social life and customs. These ways have long attracted the attention of anthropologists, yielding scores of studies of Kabre society.

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Chiara rated it really liked it Jul 13, Definitely a worthwhile read. Combining a multitude of prior research with his own studies, as well as personal experiences, he creates a solid in-depth look at a well-studies but misunderstood people.

University of Chicago Press Amazon. Gender is very fluid compared to the western demotely.

Physical Description xiii, p. Flinders University Central Library. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The hybridity with so called modernity found even in such a remote place in West Africa at once destabilizes the perceived hegemony of modernity by multiplying it. Piot charels that gender being contextual renotely multiple identities with distinct social roles and alternating hierarchies:. 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.


These 2 locations in Victoria: The reciprocity is the underlying logic remitely the cosmological, social and environmental world of Kabre. Once boundaries are drawn between the demarcated sphere, everybody recognizes and fulfills their own part of social roles in ceremonies, cultivations, food preparations etc.

Account Options Sign in. The word “Kabre” itself the name of the society Piot studied was coined by German colonialists.

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Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Bri rated it really liked it Apr 06, Accordingly, Kabre strives to demarcate categories, mostly through exchange and ritual, in almost all aspects of their lives including their cosmological, social and environmental worlds.

To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. Notes Includes bibliographical references p. The former trying to find the function of ritual and other practices in the need for cohesion assuming individualism is human nature, as if people need something to coerce them into solidarityand the latter in the supposed exploitation of one group over another elders over youth, men over women.