Africa, Sociocultural Overviews: West Africa

P. Richards

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This article offers an overview of social worlds, values, and material and nonmaterial cultures of the region south of the Sahara from Mauritania to Cameroon. Attention is paid, in particular, to modes of social solidarity and the cultural dynamics of community formation in West African settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition
EditorsJ.D. Wright
Place of PublicationOxford
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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