Frontiers of Globalization

Inequality, Socio-cultural Differentiation and Social Structures in Africa

Beyond Class

Authors: Neubert, Dieter

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  • Offers a provocative hypothesis and challenges established views of African societies
    Provides insight into ongoing theoretical debates, as well as an empirical basis for the new analytical framework
    Brings together debates from sociology, social anthropology and political science that are usually presented separately

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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.


About the authors

Dieter Neubert is a retired Professor of Sociology of Development at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inequality, Socio-cultural Differentiation and Social Structures in Africa
Book Subtitle
Beyond Class
Authors
Series Title
Frontiers of Globalization
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17111-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17111-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17110-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 433
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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