Publié le 15 novembre 2019 Mis à jour le 15 novembre 2019

The Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains (LAMC, ULB) and the Afric@ulb network are happy to announce the recent publication of two collective volumes speaking to critical social issues in Africa today. A book launch event will take place on 13th December.

The Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains (LAMC, ULB) and the Afric@ulb network are happy to announce the recent publication of two collective volumes speaking to critical social issues in Africa today. In distinct yet intersecting ways, Regimes of Responsibility in Africa (B. Rubbers & A. Jedlowski, eds, Berghahn, 2019) and Social Im/mobilities in Africa (J. Noret, ed., Berghahn, 2019) look into important questions facing the continent.

Both books will be discussed by Sasha Newell (Professor of Anthropology, ULB) at a joint book launch event on Friday 13th December, 16h-18h, Salle Rokkan, 12th floor, at the Institute of Sociology of ULB, 44 Avenue Jeanne, 1050 Brussels.

Considering discourses and practices of responsibility through a diversity of situations, Regimes of Responsibility in Africa raises crucial issues about the manifold ways responsibility is both experienced and distributed on the continent today. The editors have managed to bring an excellent range of established scholars work together, and deliver a strong argument for the inextricably intellectual and political relevance of further research on such regimes in Africa and beyond.

See https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/RubbersRegimes

Grounded in both theory and ethnography, Social Im/mobilities in Africa advocates a multidimensional view of African societies, in which social positions consist of a variety of intersecting social powers or ‘capitals’. Against this backdrop, the book advances the notion of social im/mobilities to emphasize the uncertainties and complexities of current changes, taking us beyond the prism of a one-dimensional social ladder, for social moves cannot only be apprehended through the binaries of ‘gains’ and ‘losses’.

See https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/NoretSocial

The discussion will be followed by a drink, where both volumes will be available for purchase with a special discount of 50%.

Date(s)
Le 13 décembre 2019