Offers authoritative research guides that combine the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia. Includes concise treatment of large topics such as "Slavery in Africa" or "Famine" to quickly get you up to speed and expert recommendation on the best works available in African Studies whether it be a chapter, a book, a journal article, a Website, blog, or data set.
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Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century by Melanie Bunce (Editor); Suzanne Franks (Editor); Chris Paterson (Editor)
The scale at which violent racial pasts have been incorporated into South African national historical narratives is lacking in the U.S. Desegregating the Past considers why this is the case, tracking the production and display of historical representations of racial pasts at museums in both countries and what it reveals about underlying social anxieties, unsettled emotions, and aspirations surrounding contemporary social fault lines around race.
Dissent, Protest and Dispute in Africa by Toyin Falola (Editor); Emmanuel Mbah (Editor)
This book provides perspectives on different aspects of dissent, protest and disputes and how these have, in turn, continued to pose challenges in Africa. The contributors argue that, dissent, protest and most forms of disputes in Africa are the result of daily challenges that its people have faced and continue to encounter to this day.
The book looks at NGOs not as solutions but as sites of "problematization." The purpose of understanding these Ghanaian campaigns, their transnational and regional encounters, and the forms of governmentality they produce is not to charge them with providing answers to the question, how do we end cutting? Instead, it is to account for their work, their historicity, the life worlds and subjectivities they engender, and the modes of reflection, imminent critique, and opposition they set in motion.