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Elegance, Transnationalism and an African Fashion Capital

Fashion’s World Cities

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...Prologue: From Colonial to Global The first scenes of Ousmane Sembene’s filmic satire of neocolonial elites, Xala (1974), present the transfer of power from French officials to the male elite of newly independent Senegal in 1960. Dressed...

‘Unbridled Passions’, honour and status in late eighteenth-century Cape Town

Honour, Violence and Emotions in History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...No-one will want to deny that it is the most grievous offence that can be done to an upright and right-minded person when one’s honour andreputation is damaged by people who cannot master their own unbridled passions since, in accordance...

Women as Perpetrators: Agency and Authority in Genocidal Rwanda

Genocide and Gender in the Twentieth Century : A Comparative Survey

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Introduction Although much of the literature on gender and armed conflict focuses, appropriately, on women as victims of violence, women also act as agents of violence in armed conflicts and mass atrocities. During the 1994 Rwandan...

Jewish Refugee Children in British Kenya

The Young Victims of the Nazi Regime : Migration, the Holocaust and Postwar Displacement

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...In the expansive historiography of Holocaust studies, little has been written about the movement of refugees to tropical colonies, such as in Africa and the West Indies. British Kenya alone accepted between 700 and 1,000 Jewish refugees...


A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Sexuality is always an issue in imperialism because it is the most intimate site for the clash of cultures and power relations. The term “sexuality” encompasses a broad range of practices, identities, and relationships. Often, it refers...

Work and Workplaces

A Cultural History of Work in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...In classical antiquity, as in many premodern societies, much everyday work could be done anywhere: basic productive activities such as wood-working, bone-carving, pot shaping, spinning, or weaving could be done inside, in rooms also used...

Postcolonial Paradoxes: The Cultural Economy of African Export Horticulture

Food and Globalization : Consumption, Markets and Politics in the Modern World

Berg, 2008

Book Chapter

...Imagine a plane taking off in the middle of the night from a town seemingly in the middle of nowhere. The time was January 1994, the place Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, and the plane was full of premier-quality French beans, headed north...

South Africa: Creating New Spaces?

Immigrant Entrepreneurs : Venturing Abroad in the Age of Globalization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

Book Chapter

...Introduction South Africa has experienced unprecedented political, social and economic change over the past two decades.A different, but related, paper has been previously published, see Peberdy and Rogerson 2000a, b. The Afrikaner...


A Cultural History of Law in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...The English word “code” comes from the Latin codex, which derives in turn from caudex, meaning “wood” or “tree.” To begin with, the term seems to have been used interchangeably with tabulae to refer to the wooden writing tablets covered...

Money and the Everyday

A Cultural History of Money in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...This chapter asks the question, “What is money for?”This chapter was written during a period of time spent as a Pro Futura Scientia Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, and an Affiliated Researcher at the Department...