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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G.J. Abbink
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: conflict, Eritrea, Ethiopa, foreign policy, politics, Tigray People's Liberation Front, Tigre
Added to database: 16 September 2021
Z. Yilma; A.D. Mebratie; R. Sparrow; M. Dekker; G. Alemu; A.S. Bedi
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Health systems & reform

We use three years of household panel data to analyze the effects of ill-health on household economic outcomes in rural Ethiopia. We examine the immediate effects of various ill-health measures on health expenditure and labor supply, the subsequent coping responses, and...

Keywords: consumption, Ethiopia, household income, households, ill-health, living conditions, poverty
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 13 September 2021
L.H. Berckmoes; M. Rosenkrantz Lindegaard; D. Rodgers
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Conflict and society

While many anthropologists have previously reflected on longitudinal ethnography — for example distinguishing between different categories of longitudinal research, including the ethnographic revisit, either by the same or another researcher, diachronic research...

Keywords: conflict, ethnography, violence
Added to database: 06 September 2021
A. Amha; J. Slotta; H.S. Sarvasy
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Frontiers in psychology

Music beats spoken language in identifying individuals uniquely in two disparate communities. In addition to their given names, which conform to the conventions of their languages, speakers of the Oyda (Omotic; SW Ethiopia) and Yopno (Finisterre-Huon; NE Papua New Guinea)...

Keywords: Ethiopia, konggap, moyzé, music, name tune, Oyda, Papua New Guinea, surrogate speech, whistled language, Yopno
Added to database: 13 August 2021
A.K. Gebeyehu; D. Snelder; B. Sonneveld; G.J. Abbink
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Journal of arid environments

This study has examined traditional coping systems, emerging adaptation strategies and barriers to the adoption of these strategies. Structured questionnaires on coping and adaptation strategies were conducted among Nyangatom households, expounded by focus group discussions...

Keywords: agropastoralism, arid regions, climate change, droughts, Ethiopia, Livelihood, Nyangatom, semiarid regions
Added to database: 13 August 2021
M.M.A. Kaag; G. Khan-Mohammad; S. Schmid
Type of publication: Book

This work challenges received ideas of Africa as a marginal continent and place of exodus by considering the continent as a centre of global connectivity and confluence. Flows of people, goods, and investments towards Africa have increased and diversified over recent decades...

Keywords: Africa
Added to database: 13 August 2021
D.J. Money; D. van Zyl-Hermann
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: International review of social history

This article is a contribution to and reassessment of the debate about the concept of ‘white labourism’ hosted in this journal in 2010. White labourism is a concept formulated by Jonathan Hyslop to describe an ideology combining an anti-capitalist critique with...

Keywords: 1900-1999, race relations, social history, Southern Africa, Whites
Added to database: 20 July 2021
A.J. Dietz; D.W.L. Ehrhardt; F. Veldkamp
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: 2021, economic conditions, political conditions, Sierra Leone
Added to database: 08 July 2021
J. Piccini; D.J. Money
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Comparative studies in society and history

This article explores the removal or exclusion in the late 1940s of people in interracial marriages from two corners of the newly formed Commonwealth of Nations, Australia and Britain's southern African colonies. The stories of Ruth and Sereste Khama, exiled from colonial...

Keywords: 1940-1949, Australia, colonial territories, human rights, marriage, race relations, United Kingdom
Added to database: 30 June 2021
D.J. Money
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: History in Africa

This article examines the project to digitize and preserve the archives of the Mineworkers’ Union of Zambia and has two aims. The first aim is to discuss the process of cataloguing and digitizing an archive that has undergone significant deterioration, and the...

Keywords: archives, Mineworkers’ Union of Zambia (MUZ), Zambia
Added to database: 29 June 2021
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
Open access: Full text
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
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

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