Work of the Fellows: Edited Volumes

Producing African Futures: Ritual and Reproduction in a Neoliberal Age

Edited by Brad Weiss (NHC Fellow, 2003–04)

Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2004

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 /

Weiss, Brad (NHC Fellow, 2003–04), ed. Producing African Futures: Ritual and Reproduction in a Neoliberal Age. Studies of Religion in Africa. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2004.