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Postcoloniality and the postcolony: Theories of the global and the local
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology.
1997 (English)Other (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Nowadays it is common among anthropologists to integrate history and colonialism in ethnographic writing. This can present us with a new, fruitful understanding regarding ethnicity and identity formation. However, this approach is not unchained from problems or implications. To highlight this ambiguity, the first section of the paper discusses colonial processes in relation to ethnicity and the concepts of primordialism and constructionalism. Ethnographic examples are taken from Africa as well as from India. Further, in the context of some eurocentric imaginations the second section discusses aspects of modernity and tradition, of global processes and local responses. Finally, with examples from Uganda the third section discusses what is sometimes described as the postcolonial situation par excellence in Africa: the colonial inheritance and the alienation of the state from the actual society.

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Uppsala: Department of Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University , 1997.
Keyword [sv]
Socialantropologi, Etnologi, Samhällsliv, Familjeliv, Politiska Begrepp
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Other Humanities
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Cultural Anthropology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-44121OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-44121DiVA: diva2:72026
Available from: 2004-10-05 Created: 2004-10-05 Last updated: 2014-11-05Bibliographically approved

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