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The Politics of Age and Gerontocracy in Africa: Ethnographies of the Past & Memories of the Present

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This volume critically reviews studies of age in Africa, and suggests the centrality of such paradigms in current and future studies of the continent. The contributors, representing current intellectual traditions in Europe, Africa, and North America, provide case studies that help illustrate, and discuss such paradigms. Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania are represented as case studies. The introduction provides a critique of such paradigms of age and gerontocracy, that is informed by current developments in ...

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The Politics of Age and Gerontocracy in Africa: Ethnographies of the Past & Memories of the Present
1998, Africa Research and Publications

ISBN-13: 9780865435988

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