Abstract no. 450

In the era of drastic social changes, traditional local knowledge is losing rapidly. However,some members of the new generation seem to be creative, transferring traditions to specific objects or reproducing them. This phenomenon occurs in and outside schools. This...

Abstract no. 174

Among the Samburu, nomadic pastoralists of northern Kenya, new social actors have emerged in recent decades. Officially affiliated to the three age-grades that compose their social system (uncircumcised boys, warriors and elders), educated Samburu play a very...

Abstract no. 136

This short video explores the relationship between manual labour, sound and rhythm among Sudanese lorry-blacksmiths who are specialised in modifying the English Bedford truck. The master craftsman Abd al-Ghani and his crew sometimes create rhythms by hammering...