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Gathering Up Mutual Help

Relational Freedoms of Tanzanian Market-Women

Daivi Rodima-Taylor

This article offers a relational perspective on the discussion of obligations and freedoms in Kuria women's voluntary associations in Tanzania and explores the impacts of these activities on sociality and public spaces. The constitution of a successful businesswoman is dependent on her membership in various cooperative groups, and her new rights and freedoms reside in the ambiguity between her sovereignty and group belonging. Historically an important means for self-extension, cooperative work remains pertinent in regulating the impacts of new resources. Diverse mediators and conversions have played a key role in building the Kuria person, making available a range of transformative options and revealing the possibilities for mixed forms. It is suggested that an engagement between Melanesian and African perspectives on personhood can contribute to a dynamic and temporally situated study of a social construction of mutuality.

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Making the State Blush

Humanizing Relations in an Australian NGO Campaign for People Seeking Asylum

Tess Altman

: University of Chicago Press . Rozakou , Katerina . 2016 . “ Crafting the Volunteer: Voluntary Associations and the Reformation of Sociality .” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 34 ( 1 ): 79 – 102 . 10.1353/mgs.2016.0014 Sampson , Robyn C. 2016

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God's Delivery State

Taxes, Tithes, and a Rightful Return in Urban Ghana

Anna-Riikka Kauppinen

. “ Voluntary Association Membership in Five West African Cities .” Urban Anthropology 6 ( 1 ): 83 – 106 . Bayart , Jean-François . 1993 . The State in Africa: The Politics of the Belly . London : Longman . BBC . 2014 . “ World Cup 2014: Ghana Sends

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Richard Widick and John Foran

to haunt you. Corporations rely on public sphere debate and voluntary associations like labor unions and environmental NGOs to feed back information so they can better understand the accumulation of social and ecological externalities and adjust

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Ivi Daskalaki and Nadina Leivaditi

κοινωνία αλληλεγγύης στην περίπτωση ενός εθελοντικού σωματίου” [ Sociality and Solidarity Society in the Case of a Voluntary Association ] (in Greek). Elliniki Epitheorisi Politikis Epistimis 32 : 95 – 120 . Rozakou , Katerina . 2012 . “ The