Work of the Fellows: Edited Volumes

Producing African Futures: Ritual and Reproduction in a Neoliberal Age

Weiss, Brad (Fellow, 2003-04), ed.

Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2022

From the publisher's description:

The cumulative implications for Africans of the neoliberal processes (market speculation, shifts in sites of production, new modes of consumption, redefinition of the relation between states and their citizenry) cannot be reduced to single parameters. Three themes are central: the neoliberal production of personhood, the crises of youth and the moral panic in which so many of the wider reforms are registered in experience. With contributions on marriage payments, Muslim saints, popular theatre, homosexuality, ritual haunts, domestic reproduction, masculine fantasy, poetic justice, spirit possession and corruption.

Subjects: Anthropology; Religion;; Cultural Studies; Neoliberalism; Ritual;