Tag: Cultural Anthropology

Charles Piot

Piot received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He is the Chair and Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University. He does research on the political economy and history of rural West Africa. His first book, Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa (1999), attempted to retheorize a classic out-of-the-way place as within the… Read more →

Louise Meintjes

Louise Meintjes

Louise Meintjes, an Associate Professor of Music and Cultural Anthropology at Duke University, is the principle consultant and voice of Afropop Worldwide’s Hip Deep program “The Zulu Factor.”  Her book “Sound of Africa! Making Music Zulu in a South African Studio” (Duke University Press, 2003) is a remarkable urban ethnography of a recording studio in Johannesburg in the early 1990s,… Read more →