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The Resource Inequality, Socio-cultural Differentiation and Social Structures in Africa : Beyond Class, by Dieter Neubert, (electronic resource)

Inequality, Socio-cultural Differentiation and Social Structures in Africa : Beyond Class, by Dieter Neubert, (electronic resource)

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Inequality, Socio-cultural Differentiation and Social Structures in Africa : Beyond Class
Title
Inequality, Socio-cultural Differentiation and Social Structures in Africa
Title remainder
Beyond Class
Statement of responsibility
by Dieter Neubert
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book contends that conventional class concepts are not able to adequately capture social inequality and socio-cultural differentiation in Africa. Earlier empirical findings concerning ethnicity, neo-traditional authorities, patron-client relations, lifestyles, gender, social networks, informal social security, and even the older debate on class in Africa, have provided evidence that class concepts do not apply; yet these findings have mostly been ignored. For an analysis of the social structures and persisting extreme inequality in African societies – and in other societies of the world – we need to go beyond class, consider the empirical realities and provincialise our conventional theories. This book develops a new framework for the analysis of social structure based on empirical findings and more nuanced approaches, including livelihood analysis and intersectionality, and will be useful for students and scholars in African studies and development studies, sociology, social anthropology, political science and geography.--
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Neubert, Dieter
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Frontiers of Globalization
  • Springer eBooks
  • Springer eBooks.
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Ethnology-Africa
Label
Inequality, Socio-cultural Differentiation and Social Structures in Africa : Beyond Class, by Dieter Neubert, (electronic resource)
Link
https://link-springer-com.ezproxy.eui.eu/book/10.1007/978-3-030-17111-7
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Publication
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mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: The Middle Class Debate and Its Limits -- 2. Poverty and Inequality in Development Policy: Concepts of Poverty, Vulnerability and Livelihood -- 3. Class and Capitalism in the Global South: A Perspective on Africa -- 4. Elements of Socio-Cultural Positioning in Africa -- 5. Patterns of Individual Social Positioning: Gender, Age and Disability -- 6. Risks and Aspirations: Strategies for Coping with Uncertainty -- 7. Extended Concepts of Social Positioning -- 8. A New Framework for the Analysis of Social Structures in Sub-Saharan Africa -- 9. Conclusion
Control code
978-3-030-17111-7
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2019.
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 433 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030171117
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
8 illustrations, 1 illustration in color.
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absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1108569486
Label
Inequality, Socio-cultural Differentiation and Social Structures in Africa : Beyond Class, by Dieter Neubert, (electronic resource)
Link
https://link-springer-com.ezproxy.eui.eu/book/10.1007/978-3-030-17111-7
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: The Middle Class Debate and Its Limits -- 2. Poverty and Inequality in Development Policy: Concepts of Poverty, Vulnerability and Livelihood -- 3. Class and Capitalism in the Global South: A Perspective on Africa -- 4. Elements of Socio-Cultural Positioning in Africa -- 5. Patterns of Individual Social Positioning: Gender, Age and Disability -- 6. Risks and Aspirations: Strategies for Coping with Uncertainty -- 7. Extended Concepts of Social Positioning -- 8. A New Framework for the Analysis of Social Structures in Sub-Saharan Africa -- 9. Conclusion
Control code
978-3-030-17111-7
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2019.
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 433 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030171117
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
8 illustrations, 1 illustration in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1108569486

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