Publications

ASC publicationsThe African Studies Centre Leiden publishes nine different series. Four book series are published by Brill and one by Langaa (Cameroon). Publications can be ordered from the ASCL or directly from the (external) publisher. Many of the ASCL’s publications are also available in pdf format and can be downloaded free of charge.

Browse our publications and those by our staff members using the simple search form below to look for a keyword in the title.

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N.S. Udo
Type of publication: Book

The mbopo institution, popularly known as the “fattening room”, is a cultural rite of passage for young virgins, who are being prepared for marriage among the Ibibio/Efik people of southern Nigeria. It is a complex cultural institution that marked the change of...

Keywords: Efik, marriage rites, Nigeria
Added to database: 21 May 2021
D.J. Money
Editors: M. Lammer; E. Guene; H. Benoît
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Across the copperbelt: urban & social change in Central Africa's borderland communities
Keywords: copper mining, Democratic Republic of Congo, labour migration, white workers, Zambia
Added to database: 26 April 2021
L. Zuidberg; S. Kortbeek; K. Kingma; A. Koning
Type of publication: Book

Abstract: In 2012 we returned to Southern Mali, where we have worked in the Women and Development programme of the Malian cotton company (CMDT) between 1987 and 1995. We were curious to find out what had changed for women in the cotton area since 1980.Have women been able to...

Keywords: cotton industry, economic conditons, Mali, social conditions, social status, women, women's employment
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 22 April 2021
K. van Walraven
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Belgian Congo, colonialism, Congo (Brazzaville), Democratic Republic of Congo, diaries (form), Dutch, French Congo, ivory, novels, palm oil, personal narratives (form), photography, race relations, rubber, social history, traders, Vermeulen, Alfons (1877-1965)
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 20 April 2021
G.J. Abbink
Editors: A. de Guttry; H.H.G. Post; G. Venturini
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: The 1998–2000 Eritrea-Ethiopia war and Its aftermath in international legal perspective: from the 2000 Algiers agreements to the 2018 peace agreement

In this chapter, included in a comprehensive legal-historical (re-edited) volume on the Ethiopia-Eritrea border conflict that erupted in 1998, J. Abbink explores the current state of the border issue between these two Horn of Africa countries, and considers the interplay of...

Keywords: boundaries, boundary conflicts, Eritrea, Ethiopia, international law, law of war
Added to database: 15 April 2021
J.C.M. Damen
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: IP: vakblad voor informatieprofessionals
Keywords: digital publishing, electronic resources
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 13 April 2021
J.C.M. Damen
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: IP: vakblad voor informatieprofessionals
Keywords: bibliophilia
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 13 April 2021
G.J. Abbink
Type of publication: Other

Global media discussion and policy responses to the armed conflict in Tigray Region, Ethiopia, that started op 4 November 2020 by the TPLF (Tigray People’s Liberation Front) party-led Tigray Regional government, are marked by bias, incompleteness, lack of context...

Keywords: conflicts, Eritrea, Ethiopia, European Union, foreign policy, mass communication, mass media, Tigray People's Liberation Front, Tigre, United States
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 08 April 2021
J.R.K.O. Kyei; L.H. Berckmoes
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Africa spectrum

Literature on political vigilante groups has centred on the violence and conflict that emanate from their activities. This article approaches political vigilante groups as political actors who engage in political mobilisation and participation and therewith also contribute to...

Keywords: democracy, Ghana, politics, vigilante groups, youth
Added to database: 07 April 2021
L.H. Berckmoes; S. Turner
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Migration studies

Based on multisited fieldwork in Kigali, Rwanda, Belgium, and the Netherlands following the political crisis in Burundi in 2015, we explore decisions and plans for the future among Burundians in exile. In this way, we contribute to research about future making and social...

Keywords: Burundi, conflict, kinship, migration, parents
Added to database: 07 April 2021
Y. Ruzibiza; L.H. Berckmoes; S. Neema; R. Reis
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Sexual and reproductive health matters

This paper explores how Burundian adolescents in the Nakivale refugee settlement, Uganda, experience umwidegemvyo, loosely translated as “freedom”, with regard to their sexuality. We draw on ethnographic research conducted between August and November 2017 with...

Keywords: adolescents, Burundi, refugees, sexuality, Uganda
Added to database: 29 March 2021
Editors: G.J. Abbink; S. LaTosky
Type of publication: Book
Keywords: oratory, social relations
Added to database: 22 February 2021
G.J. Abbink; S. LaTosky
Editors: G.J. Abbink; S. LaTosky
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Rhetoric and social relations

This volume explores the constitutive role of rhetoric in socio-cultural relations, where discursive persuasion is so important, and contains both theoretical chapters as well as fascinating examples of the ambiguities and effects of rhetoric used (un)consciously in social...

Keywords: oratory, social conditions
Added to database: 22 February 2021
G.J. Abbink
Editors: G.J. Abbink; S. LaTosky
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Rhetoric and social relations
Keywords: oratory, social conditions, Suri
Added to database: 22 February 2021
J.C.M. Damen
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: IP: vakblad voor informatieprofessionals
Keywords: digital publishing, Netherlands, Utrecht
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 21 February 2021
A. Raia
Editors: A. Brita; G. Ciotti; F. De Simini; A. Roselli
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Copying manuscripts: textual and material craftsmanship
Keywords: manuscripts, Swahili, Swahili language
Added to database: 22 April 2021
J. Westeneng; R. Reis; L.H. Berckmoes
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Burundi, health education
Added to database: 12 April 2021
C. Tize; L.H. Berckmoes; J.T.V.M.de Jong; R. Reis
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Transcultural psychiatry

This paper examines responses to the 2015 terror attack on Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, amongst students in a secondary school in Berlin-Neukölln, Germany. The Charlie Hebdo attack occurred in the final weeks of a 19-month ethnographic study in the...

Keywords: Charlie Hebdo, Germany, schools, terrorism
Added to database: 29 March 2021
L.H. Berckmoes
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Clingendael spectator
Keywords: Africa, development, future, peace, wars
Added to database: 29 March 2021
R.A.van Dijk
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Africa today
Added to database: 05 February 2021

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