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Ubuntu and the globalisation of Southern African thought and society
14.1. Ubuntu in various Southern African contexts and in a researcher’s personal itinerary Over the past twenty years,1 ubuntu (a word from the Nguni language cluster which comprises Zulu, Xhosa,Expand
Can ICT belong in Africa, or is it owned by the North Atlantic Region?
This introductory chapter sketches globalization and Africa in broad theoretical terms, examining the meaning of the term globalization; the impact of globalization on daily life in Africa inExpand
Becoming a sangoma : religious anthropological field-work in Francistown, Botswana
This is a detailed account of how the author, carrying out research into the urban therapeutic scene in Francistown, Botswana, over varying periods of time in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991, first becameExpand
'Beyond the rivers of Ethiopia' : Pentecostal Pan-Africanism and Ghanaian identities in the transnational domain
Rev. Mensa Otabil, the founder of the International Central Gospel Church in Accra, is considered an influential representative of a new Pentecostal-inspired Pan-Africanist ideology. His book 'BeyondExpand
The Pentecostal gift : Ghanaian charismatic churches and the moral innocence of the global economy
The paradigm of the enchanted global economy and the moral perils of involvement with foreign commodities suggests that anxieties about the generally immoral powers believed to exist within foreignExpand
Minority language, ethnicity and the state in two African situations : the Nkoya and the Kalanga of Botswana
The chapters in this collection record a workshop held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, in April 1991, on African languages, development and the State. The book is divided into anExpand
Duration-Based Stock Valuation
Interest rates across maturities have dropped to all-time low levels around the world. These unexpected shocks to discount rates have an important effect on the valuation of long duration assets. ToExpand
'We are in this for the money' : Commodification and the sangoma cult of Southern Africa
My argument on commodification, conceived along the lines set out in my Introduction to the present collection, will concentrate on what at first would appear to be a clear-cut case of the old in theExpand
Mary's room: a case study on becoming a consumer in Francistown, Botswana
This chapter presents an extended case study of the personal experiences of a young Kalanga woman in Francistown, Botswana, as she moves from village girlhood to incipient urban consumerism. AfterExpand