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Perspectives on the State Borders in Globalized Africa

Perspectives on the State Borders in Globalized Africa

A book to which Dr. Nobuko Yamazaki contributed a paper has been published. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003202318 Assessing the different kinds of borders between African nations, …

The Sanitation Triangle: Socio-Culture, Health and Materials

The Sanitation Triangle: Socio-Culture, Health and Materials

A book edited by Associate Prof. Hidenori Harada, Assistant Prof. Seiji Nakao and others, and written by Associate Prof. Harada, Assistant Prof. Nakao, and Specially Appointed Lect…

‘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 …

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.

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