THE 100TH KUASS: KYOTO UNIVERSITY AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR

THE 100TH KUASS: KYOTO UNIVERSITY AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR

Contemporary forest peoples in central Africa seem to face similar problems concerning their culture and environment; destruction of the forests that have been accommodating their …

THE 99TH KUASS: KYOTO UNIVERSITY AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR

THE 99TH KUASS: KYOTO UNIVERSITY AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR

All human societies care about ownership of at least some kinds of things (Brown, 1991; Hann, 1998), yet young children struggle to understand property and come only gradually to a…

Award: Dr. Masaaki Hirai, Dr. Kamgaing Towa Olivier William, and the CAAS received the 2021 Best in the World Sustainability Report Award (September 30, 2021)

Award: Dr. Masaaki Hirai, Dr. Kamgaing Towa Olivier William, and the CAAS received the 2021 Best in the World Sustainability Report Award (September 30, 2021)

Dr. Masaaki Hirai, Dr. Kamgaing Towa Olivier William, and the CAAS received the 2021 Best in the World Sustainability Report Award. The award was given for the Food and Agriculture…

‘AFRICAN POTENTIALS’ FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Against the Image of ‘Deficiency’ and Tyranny of ‘Fortress’

‘AFRICAN POTENTIALS’ FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Against the Image of ‘Deficiency’ and Tyranny of ‘Fortress’

This book focuses on two specific areas: wildlife conservation policies and projects, and the interaction between local societies and the surrounding environment in Africa. Against…

CONTEMPORARY GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN AFRICA: African-Japanese Anthropological Approach

CONTEMPORARY GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN AFRICA: African-Japanese Anthropological Approach

Africa has fostered a rich culture of gender and sexuality from which non-African societies can learn. Most African traditional sexual customs differ greatly from Western colonial …

Starting JICA Grassroot Project (Republic of Niger)

Starting JICA Grassroot Project (Republic of Niger)

On September 24, 2021, a project agreement for JICA grassroots technical cooperation project was signed with the Ministry of Environment and Combating Desertification of the Govern…

The 98th KUASS: Kyoto University African Studies Seminar

The 98th KUASS: Kyoto University African Studies Seminar

Food insecurity as indicated by levels of food availability, food access and nutritional status remains a big challenge in Uganda. As a method of survival, people in rural areas su…

Dynamism in African Languages and Literature: Towards Conceptualisation of African Potentials

Dynamism in African Languages and Literature: Towards Conceptualisation of African Potentials

The book provides novel perspectives towards conceptualisation of African Potentials. It explores diverse and dynamic aspects of linguistic communications in Africa, ranging from convivial multilingual practices to literal and musical arts. The book reflects the diversity and ever-changing dynamism in the African sociolinguistic sphere, that is, metalinguistic discourse in East Africa, sociolinguistic dynamism in Angola, conflict reconciliation speech performed in Ethiopia, and syncretic urban linguistic code called Sheng in Kenya. The volume also explores multi-dimensional relationships between literary arts and the society by investigating such topics as traditional Swahili poetry, publication of children books in Benin, and transformation and reconstruction of Yoruba popular music. The book elucidates dynamic process of creation through mixing of traditional and foreign elements of culture.

Development and Subsistence in Globalising Africa: Beyond the Dichotomy

Development and Subsistence in Globalising Africa: Beyond the Dichotomy

In Africa, people striving to live and survive under the complex relationship between development and subsistence have been directly or indirectly feeling influences of globalisati…

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