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6085 -- PROBST, PETER & GERD SPITTLER

Between resistance and expansion. Explorations of local vitality in Africa
(Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung 18)
Münster: Lit Verlag 2004
470 pp., Euro 29.90; ISBN 3-8258-6980-6


##The present volume brings together a number of essays exploring the answers to... the vitality of African popular culture, the vitality of religious ideas or the vitality of artistic forms of expression invoking the notion of vitality has become a common practice in Africanist discourses.## The book is the outcome of a conference in 2002 at Bayreuth University which was part of the interdisciplinary research project (no. 560) funded by the German Research Council (DFG).

Keywords: vitality, resistance, Bible Belt (Nigeria), pentecostalism, AIDS, charisma, local traditions, appropriation, globalization, Islam in Africa, Berbers and Tuareg

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