Forests of Belonging: Identities, Ethnicities, and Stereotypes in the Congo River Basin

Forests of Belonging: Identities, Ethnicities, and Stereotypes in the Congo River Basin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295991061
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Series: Culture, Place, and Nature Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stephanie Rupp is assistant professor of anthropology at Lehman College, City University of New York.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword xv

Introduction: Forests of Belonging 3

1 Paradigms: The Forest and Its Peoples 19

2 Belonging: Ethnic Affiliations and Confluences 55

3 Spaces: Beyond Nature and Culture 93

4 Ambiguities: Interethnic Marriage and Descent 122

5 Tangles: Parallel Clans, Alliances, Rituals, and Collective Work 147

6 Identities: People in Changing Contexts 184

7 Contradictions: Identities, Opportunities, and Conflicts 214

Conclusion: Rethinking: Social Identities, Ethnic Affiliations, and Stereotypes 248

Notes 261

Glossary of Non-English Terms 278

Bibliography 283

Index 294

What People are Saying About This

Peter Geschiere

Rupp's compelling ethnography and forceful analysis imply an attack on the apparent self—evidence of notions of identity all over the world.

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"Rupp's compelling ethnography and forceful analysis imply an attack on the apparent self—evidence of notions of identity all over the world."—Peter Geschiere, University of Amsterdam

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