Who Knows Tomorrow?: Uncertainty in North-Eastern Sudan

Who Knows Tomorrow?: Uncertainty in North-Eastern Sudan

by Sandra Calkins


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789200898
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2018
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Sandra Calkins is assistant professor for anthropology at the Free University of Berlin and a member of the Law, Organization, Science, and Technology group at the University of Halle. She has conducted research in Sudan and Uganda and published on questions of existential uncertainty, reflexivity, health and nutrition. In 2016, she won the young scholar award of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD) African Studies Association in Germany (VAD).

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Introduction: Taming Unknowns in Sudan

Chapter 1. Towards an Anthropology of Uncertainty

Chapter 2. Contesting Forms: Translating Poverty and Uncertainty

Chapter 3. Insisting on Forms: Bracketing Uncertainties in Gold Mining

Chapter 4. Standardizing Forms: Uncertain Food Supplies

Chapter 5. Establishing Urgent Forms: Uncertainties of Ill Health

Conclusion: Uncertainty and Forms: Asking New Questions



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