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The Resource African modernities and mobilities : an historical ethnography of Kom, Cameroon, c. 1800-2008, Walter Gam Nkwi, (electronic resource)

African modernities and mobilities : an historical ethnography of Kom, Cameroon, c. 1800-2008, Walter Gam Nkwi, (electronic resource)

Label
African modernities and mobilities : an historical ethnography of Kom, Cameroon, c. 1800-2008
Title
African modernities and mobilities
Title remainder
an historical ethnography of Kom, Cameroon, c. 1800-2008
Statement of responsibility
Walter Gam Nkwi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book Walter Gam Nkwi documents the complexities and nuances embedded in African modernities and mobilities which have been overlooked in historical discourses in Africa and Cameroon. Using an ethnographic historical approach and drawing on the intricacies of what it has meant to be and belong in Kom- an ethnic community in the Northwest Region of Cameroon - since 1800, he explores the discourses and practices of kfaang as central to any understanding of mobility and modernity in Kom, Cameroon and Africa at large. The book unveils the emic understanding of modernity through the history and ethnography of kfaang and its technologies and illustrates how these terminologies were conceived and perceived by the Kom people in their social and physical mobilities. It documents and analyzes the historical processes involved in bringing about and making kfaang a defining feature of everyday life in Kom and among Kom subjects
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Nkwi, Walter Gam,
Dewey number
301.096
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Ethnology
  • Kom (African people)
Label
African modernities and mobilities : an historical ethnography of Kom, Cameroon, c. 1800-2008, Walter Gam Nkwi, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-415)
Contents
Foreword / by Jean-Pierre Warnier -- Preface -- Acknowledgement -- Introduction : theory and progress of Kfaang -- Background and methodology -- Kom in global communication ecology, c.1800-c.2008b -- Roads, mobility and Kfaang, c.1928-1998 -- Motor vehicle (Afue'm A Kfaang) -- Church, Christianity and Kfaang in Kom (Ndo Fiyini Ni Iwo Fiyini Kfaang) -- School, schooling and literacy (ndogwali kfaang) 1928 to c.1980 -- Letters and letter writers (Ghelii-Do Gwa-Ali Kfaang) -- Plantations, coast (Itiini Kfaang), Bushfallers and returned migrants -- Ex-service men, (Ghiili-I-Wong-I-Kfaang) 1914-1946 -- Elite women (Ghii'ki Kfaang) : women and newness in colonial and post-colonial Kom, Cameroon since c.1930s -- From foot messengers to text messengers c.1800-1998 : change and continuity of Kfaang men -- Mobility and encounters with different worlds -- Conclusion : Kom identity as work in progress
Control code
ocn913500503
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xvi, 415 pages) :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789956762378
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)913500503
Label
African modernities and mobilities : an historical ethnography of Kom, Cameroon, c. 1800-2008, Walter Gam Nkwi, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-415)
Contents
Foreword / by Jean-Pierre Warnier -- Preface -- Acknowledgement -- Introduction : theory and progress of Kfaang -- Background and methodology -- Kom in global communication ecology, c.1800-c.2008b -- Roads, mobility and Kfaang, c.1928-1998 -- Motor vehicle (Afue'm A Kfaang) -- Church, Christianity and Kfaang in Kom (Ndo Fiyini Ni Iwo Fiyini Kfaang) -- School, schooling and literacy (ndogwali kfaang) 1928 to c.1980 -- Letters and letter writers (Ghelii-Do Gwa-Ali Kfaang) -- Plantations, coast (Itiini Kfaang), Bushfallers and returned migrants -- Ex-service men, (Ghiili-I-Wong-I-Kfaang) 1914-1946 -- Elite women (Ghii'ki Kfaang) : women and newness in colonial and post-colonial Kom, Cameroon since c.1930s -- From foot messengers to text messengers c.1800-1998 : change and continuity of Kfaang men -- Mobility and encounters with different worlds -- Conclusion : Kom identity as work in progress
Control code
ocn913500503
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xvi, 415 pages) :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789956762378
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)913500503

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