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Günther Schlee


Martine Guichard

Part I. Friendship, Kinship and Age

Chapter 1. Where Are Other People’s Friends Hiding? Reflections on Anthropological Studies of Friendship
Martine Guichard

Chapter 2. Comradeship and the Transformation of Alliance Theory among the Maasai: Shifting the Focus from Descent to Peer-Group Loyalty
Paul Spencer

Part II. Friendship and Ethnicity

Chapter 3. Friendship Networks in Southwestern Ethiopia
Wolde Gossa Tadesse and Martine Guichard

Chapter 4. Friendship and Spiritual Parenthood among the Moose and the Fulbe in Burkina Faso
Mark Breusers

Chapter 5. Labour Migration and Moral Dimensions of Interethnic Friendships: The Case of Young Gold Miners in Benin (West Africa)
Tilo Grätz

Part III. Friendship, Politics and Urbanity

Chapter 6. Friendship and Kinship among Merchants and Veterans in Mali
Richard L. Warms

Chapter 7. ‘Down-to-Earth’: Friendship and a National Elite Circle in Botswana
Richard Werbner

Chapter 8. Negotiating Friendship and Kinship in a Context of Violence: The Case of the Tuareg during the Upheaval in Mali from 1990 to 1996
Georg Klute

Afterword: Friendship in a World of Force and Power
Stephen P. Reyna

Notes on Contributors

Friendship, Descent and Alliance in Africa

Anthropological Perspectives

Edited by Martine Guichard, Tilo Grätz, and Youssouf Diallo
Foreword by Günther Schlee
Afterword by Stephen P. Reyna

220 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78238-286-7 Hb Published (May 2014)

eISBN 978-1-78238-287-4 eBook