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.

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D.J. Money; D. van Zyl-Hermann
Type of publication: Book
In: Routledge studies in the modern history of Africa

This book showcases new research by emerging and established scholars on white workers and the white poor in Southern Africa.Rethinking White Societies in Southern Africa challenges the geographical and chronological limitations of existing scholarship by presenting case...

Keywords: poverty, race relations, social history, Southern Africa, Whites, working class
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 29 May 2020
D.J. Money; D. van Zyl-Hermann
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: 20th century, Angola, Mozambique, social classes, social history, South Africa, Whites, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 28 May 2020
D.J. Money
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: copper mines, decolonization, miners, white workers, Zambia
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 28 May 2020
A. Barr; M. Dekker; F. Mwansa; T.L. Zuze
Type of publication: Other

This document presents the preliminary findings from the quantitative data generation and analysis conducted as part of the project “Financial decision-making, gender and social norms in Zambia”. Using a series of specially designed behavioural experiments, we...

Keywords: households, savings, social norms, spouses, Zambia
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 14 May 2020
A.J. Dietz
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Africa, Corona (COVID-19), Netherlands
Added to database: 14 May 2020
A. van Dokkum
Type of publication: Book

Nationalism, as an ideology coupling self-conscious peoples to fixed territories, is often seen as emerging from European historical developments, also in postcolonial countries outside Europe. André van Dokkum’s Nationalism and Territoriality in Barue and...

Keywords: Mozambique, naionalism
Added to database: 12 May 2020
G.J. Abbink
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Africa: revista semestrale di studi e ricerche

‘Good governance’ has been defined as a necessary condition for (economic) ‘growth’ and ‘development’ not only in in developing world but also in the wealthier, developed nations. This paper seeks to sociologically explore the ‘...

Keywords: Ethiopa, governance
Added to database: 01 May 2020
G.J. Abbink
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Cahiers d'Études Africaines
Keywords: politics, Sudan
Added to database: 01 May 2020
G.J. Abbink
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Politics, religion & ideology

Religiously inspired violence is a global phenomenon and connects to transnational narratives, necessitating comparative analysis of socio-historical context and patterns of ideological mobilization. Northeast Africa hosts several radical-extremist and terrorist groups,...

Keywords: Northeast Africa, religion, violence
Added to database: 01 May 2020
L.W. Oudenhuijsen
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Corona (COVID-19), homosexuality, Senegal
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 28 April 2020
A.J. Dietz; D.W.L. Ehrhardt; F. Veldkamp
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: 2020, economic conditions, Madagascar, political conditions
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 24 April 2020
A.H.M. Leliveld
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Corona (COVID-19), health care, innovations, The Netherlands
Added to database: 23 April 2020
S. Turner; L.H. Berckmoes
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: African diaspora

Based on fieldwork amongst Burundians in Rwanda, the Netherlands and Belgium, this article explores how information circulates transnationally in times of political and violent crisis and how ordinary members of the diaspora seek to manage these flows of information. Our main...

Keywords: Burundi, conflict, diaspora, emotions, kin
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 09 April 2020
C.A. Olufade
Type of publication: Book

This book is based on Cynthia A. Olufade’s Master’s thesis ‘Oath taking and the transnationalism of silence among Edo female sex workers in Italy’, winner of the African Studies Centre, Leiden’s 2018 AfricaThesis Award. This annual award for...

Keywords: Edo, Italy, Nigeria, oaths, prostitution, rituals
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 09 April 2020
K. van Walraven
Type of publication: Book

This volume investigates the development of biographical study in African history and historiography. Consisting of 10 case studies, it is preceded by an introductory prologue, which deals with the relationship between historiography and different forms of biographical study...

Keywords: Africa, biography, historiography, history
Added to database: 07 April 2020
D.J. Money
Editors: K. van Walraven
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: The individual in African history: the importance of biography in African historical studies

Today, Jack Hodgson is best-known as a tenacious anti-apartheid militant and for his role in Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the armed wing of the African National Congress. Details about his earlier life as a miner on the Rand and the Copperbelt are virtually unknown, and this helps...

Keywords: Hodgson, Percy John (1910-1977), South Africa
Added to database: 07 April 2020
K. van Walraven
Editors: K. van Walraven
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: The individual in African history: the importance of biography in African historical studies

This essay deals with the relationship between historiography and various forms of biographical study – in the context of Western history but especially that of African studies. First, it charts how, earlier in the twentieth century, structuralist perspectives led to a...

Keywords: Africa, biography, historiography, history
Added to database: 07 April 2020

Mali at 60 (2020)
A.J. Dietz; D.W.L. Ehrhardt; F. Veldkamp
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: 2020, economic conditions, Mali, political conditions
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 06 April 2020

Togo at 60 (2020)
A.J. Dietz; D.W.L. Ehrhardt; F. Veldkamp
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: 2020, economic conditions, political conditions, Togo
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 23 March 2020
D.J. Money
Editors: S. Bellucci; H. Weiss
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: The internationalisation of the labour question: ideological antagonism, workers’ movements and the ILO since 1919

Who could be considered a legitimate representative of South Africa’s working class, and even who constituted this class, was bitterly contested during the twentieth century. This chapter examines the struggles for international recognition by the rival constituents of...

Keywords: labour, South Africa
Added to database: 20 March 2020

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