Anthropology, Change, and Development

Ethnographies of Uncertainty in Africa

Editors: Cooper, E., Pratten, D. (Eds.)

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This collection explores the productive potential of uncertainty for people living in Africa as well as for scholars of Africa. Eight ethnographic case studies from across the continent examine how uncertainty is used to negotiate insecurity, create and conduct relationships, and act as a source for imagining the future.

About the authors

Julie Soleil Archambaultl, Oxford University, UK Nadine Beckmann, University of Roehampton, UK Elizabeth Cooper, Simon Fraser University, Canada Godfrey Etyang Siu, Makerere University, Uganda Adam Gilbertson, Oxford University, UK Marco Di Nunzio, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium David Pratten, Oxford University, UK Susan Reynolds Whyte, Copenhagen University, Denmark Simon Turner, Aalborg University, Denmark Henrik Vigh, Copenhagen University, Denmark ?

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“The book Ethnographies of Uncertainty in Africa edited by Cooper and Pratten focuses specifically on one phenomenon that has been largely overlooked in development studies: uncertainty. … the book presents detailed ethnographies of people’s experiences of coping with uncertainty in their everyday life. … the book is relevant for readers involved in development practice and development studies, as well as for practitioners and academics concerned with change processes more generally.” (Aleid Groenewoudt, Progress in Development Studies, Vol. 18 (4), 2018)​

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Ethnographies of Uncertainty in Africa: An Introduction

    Pages 1-16

    Cooper, Elizabeth (et al.)

  • Contingency: Interpersonal and Historical Dependencies in HIV Care

    Pages 19-35

    Whyte, Susan Reynolds (et al.)

  • Charity and Chance: The Manufacture of Uncertainty and Mistrust through Child Sponsorship in Kenya

    Pages 36-58

    Cooper, Elizabeth

  • The Quest for Trust in the Face of Uncertainty: Managing Pregnancy Outcomes in Zanzibar

    Pages 59-83

    Beckmann, Nadine

  • Food Security, Conjugal Conflict, and Uncertainty in ‘Bangladesh’, Mombasa, Kenya

    Pages 84-108

    Gilbertson, Adam

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethnographies of Uncertainty in Africa
Editors
  • E. Cooper
  • D. Pratten
Series Title
Anthropology, Change, and Development
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35083-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137350831
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35082-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46860-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 211
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