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Who Knows Tomorrow? : Uncertainty in North-Eastern Sudan (Hardcover) (Sandra Calkins)

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Although uncertainty is intertwined with all human activity, plans, and aspirations, it is experienced differently: at times it is obsessed over and at times it is ignored. This ethnography shows how Rashaida in north-eastern Sudan deal with unknowns from day-to-day unpredictability to life-threatening dangers. It argues that the amplification of uncertainty in some cases and its extenuation in others can be better understood by focusing on forms that can either hold the world together or invite doubt. Uncertainty, then, need not be seen solely as a debilitating problem, but also as an opportunity to create other futures.

Number of Pages: 269
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Third World Development, Anthropology / Cultural
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: Sandra Calkins
Language: English
Street Date: February 28, 2016
TCIN: 50240575
UPC: 9781785330155
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-2711
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