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by Sasha Newell

eBook The Modernity Bluff: Crime, Consumption, and Citizenship in Cote D'Ivoire epub
  • ISBN: 0226575217
  • Author: Sasha Newell
  • Genre: Parenting
  • Subcategory: Parenting
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press (May 14, 2014)
  • Pages: 319 pages
  • ePUB size: 1381 kb
  • FB2 size 1543 kb
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The Modernity Bluff takes its place comfortably with the best writing on African youth, cities, and popular culture - Cole . Sasha Newell knows both the contemporary and classic Africanist literatures

The Modernity Bluff takes its place comfortably with the best writing on African youth, cities, and popular culture - Cole, De Boeck, Mbembe, Nyamanjoh, Simone, Weiss, White - and gives an utterly original angle for understanding the cultural underpinnings of the current conflict in Cote d'Ivoire. Sasha Newell knows both the contemporary and classic Africanist literatures.

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In Côte d’Ivoire, appearing modern is so important for success that many young men deplete their already .

Such imitation, however, is not primarily meant to deceive-rather, as Sasha Newell argues in The Modernity Bluff, it is an explicit performance so valued in Côte d’Ivoire it has become a matter of national pride

Published: 1 January 2013.

Published: 1 January 2013. by Unit Penerbitan dan Publikasi STIKES Aisyah Pringsewu Lampung. in Global Studies of Childhood. Global Studies of Childhood, Volume 3, pp 201-202; doi:10.

ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY Sasha Newell. Newell demonstrates that Abidjan functions according to a moral economy in which money is used to navigate one's place in a social hierarchy and to ensure social debts. The Modernity Bluff: Crime, Consumption, and Citizenship in Côte d'Ivoire. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. xi + 305 pp. Photographs.

The Modernity Bluff takes its place comfortably with the best writing on African youth, cities, and popular culture - Cole, De Boeck, Mbembe, Nyamanjoh, Simone, Weiss, White - and gives an utterly original angle for understanding the cultural underpinnings of the current conflict in Cote d'Ivoire.

Such imitation, however, is not primarily meant to deceive - rather, as Sasha Newell argues in "The Modernity Bluff", it is an explicit performance so valued in Cote d'Ivoire it has become a matter of national pride

Using the consumption of Western goods to express their cultural mastery over Western taste, Newell argues, bluffeurs engage a global hierarchy that is profoundly modern, one that values performance over authenticity­-highlighting the counterfeit nature of modernity itself.

La Côte d’Ivoire sous Alassane Ouattara. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2011. The Modernity Bluff: Crime, Consumption, and Citizenship in Côte D’Ivoire. Special Issue of Politique Africaine 148 (2017). ‘On ne mange pas les ponts et le goudron’: les sentiers sinueux d’une sortie de crise en Côte d’Ivoire. Politique Africaine 148 (2017): 5–26. CrossRefGoogle Scholar. An Uncertain Age: The Politics of Manhood in Kenya.

Sasha Newell, The Modernity Bluff: Crime, Consumption, and Citizenship in Cote d'Ivoire. Recommend this journal. Comparative Studies in Society and History.

In Cte dOCOIvoire, appearing modern is so important for success that many young men deplete their already meager resources to project an illusion of wealth in a fantastic display of Western imitation, spending far more than they can afford on brand name clothing, accessories, technology, and a robust nightlife. Such imitation, however, is not primarily meant to deceiveOCorather, as Sasha Newell argues ina"The Modernity Bluff," it is an explicit performance so valued in Cte dOCOIvoire it has become a matter of national pride. Called "bluffeurs," these young urban men operate in a system of cultural economy where reputation is essential for financial success. That reputation is measured by familiarity with and access to the fashionable and expensive, which leads to a paradoxical state of affairs in which the wasting of wealth is essential to its accumulation. Using the consumption of Western goods to express their cultural mastery over Western taste, Newell argues, bluffeurs engage a global hierarchy that is profoundly modern, one that values performance over authenticity OCohighlighting the counterfeit nature of modernity itself.
Comments: (2)
Bil
This is one of the most stimulating books I have read for a long time. It is solidly researched, theoretically insightful, and beautifully written. I particularly appreciate the way in which the informants and the author's interactions with them are present in the text. Sometimes when I read anthropological monographs such as this, I feel that the self-conscious race for sophisticated eloquence takes over and detracts from the potential contibution of the text. That is not the case here. Newell's theorizing is incisive and inspiring in an appealing down-to-earth way.
Tetaian
I thoroughly enjoyed this work! It was highly original, impacting, and entertaining. I would definitely recommend it and am looking forward to the next book from this author.
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