This post builds on the research article “Fathers, Sons, and the State: Discipline and Punishment in a Wolof Hinterland,” which was published in the February 2009 issue of the Society’s peer-reviewed journal, Cultural Anthropology.
Cultural Anthropology has published many essays on youth in Africa. See Danny Hoffman’s essay “The City as Barracks: Freetown, Monrovia, and the Organization of Violence in Postcolonial African Cities” (2007), Rosalind Shaw’s “Displacing Violence: Making Pentecostal Memory in Postwar Sierra Leone” (2007), James G. Ferguson’s “Of Mimicry and Membership: Africans and the "New World Society"” (2002), and Brad Weiss’ “Thug Realism: Inhabiting Fantasy in Urban Tanzania” (2002).
Cultural Anthropology has also published a number of essays on neoliberalism and the state. See, for example, Ananthakrishan Aiyer’s essay “The Allure of the Transnational: Notes on Some Aspects of the Political Economy of Water in India” (2007), Benjamin Chesluk’s““Visible Signs of a City Out of Control”: Community Policing in New York City”(2004), Blair Rutherford’s “Desired Publics, Domestic Government, and Entangled Fears: On the Anthropology of Civil Society, Farm Workers, and White Farmers in Zimbawe” (2004), Emanuela Guano’s “Spectacles of Modernity: Transnational Imagination and Local Hegemonies in Neoliberal Buenos Aires” (2002).
Additional Work By the Author
(2004) "Muslim Child Disciples, Global Civil Society, and Children’s Rights in Senegal: The Discourses of Strategic Structuralism." Anthropological Quarterly 77(1):47–86.
(2005) "Wolof Women, Economic Liberalization, and the Crisis of Masculinity in Rural Senegal." Ethnology 44(3):207–226.
(In Press) "“Strangers and Sons”: Senegalese Time-Share Labour in the Wake of Neoliberalism." Journal of Agrarian Change.
(N.d.) Masculinity and the Morality of State Predation: Smuggler-State Relationsin Rural Senegal. Unpublished MS, Department of Anthropology, Gettysburg College.