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Working the SystemA Political Ethnography of the New Angola$
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Jon Schubert

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501713699

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501713699.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Working the System in Boomtown Africa

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(p.1) Introduction
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Working the System
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Jon Schubert

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501713699.003.0001

This chapter introduces the reader to Luanda and the paradoxes of living in ‘Boomtown Africa’ today. It presents the emic notion of the ‘system’ as an analytic to think through the facets of hegemony in contemporary Angola, and, by outlining its main themes, positions the book conceptually within current debates on political legitimacy, resource-dependent economic growth, and the making and remaking of the state in Africa.

Keywords:   Hegemony, Anthropology of the State, African Politics, Legitimacy, Authoritarianism, Reciprocity, Repertoires, James Scott, Patrick Chabal, Gramsci

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