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A Contracorriente     Open Access  
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Acta Borealia: A Nordic Journal of Circumpolar Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Acta Politica Estica     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, European and Regional Studies     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 134)
Affirmations : of the modern     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AFFRIKA Journal of Politics, Economics and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Africa Conflict Monitor     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Africa Insight     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Africa Institute Occasional Paper     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Africa Renewal     Free   (Followers: 5)
Africa Review : Journal of the African Studies Association of India     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
African Diaspora     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
African East-Asian Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Identities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
African Journal of Democracy and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
African Journal of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African Yearbook of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Africanus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Afrique contemporaine : La revue de l'Afrique et du développement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Agenda Política     Open Access  
Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Agrarian South : Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alternatives : Global, Local, Political     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
América Latina Hoy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Foreign Policy Interests: The Journal of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 227)
American Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 193)
American Political Thought     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Politics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
American Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Anacronismo e Irrupción     Open Access  
Analecta política     Open Access  
Análise Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annales UMCS, Politologia     Open Access  
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Annual Review of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Annual Review of Political Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 120)
Apuntes Electorales     Open Access  
AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arctic Review on Law and Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arena Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asia-Pacific Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Asian Affairs: An American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Asian Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Politics & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
AUDEM : The International Journal of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Aurora. Revista de Arte, Mídia e Política     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Australian Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Austrian Journal of Political Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Balcanica Posnaniensia Acta et studia     Open Access  
Baltic Journal of European Studies     Open Access  
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Beleid en Maatschappij     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BMC International Health and Human Rights     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Brazilian Political Science Review     Open Access  
Brésil(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
British Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 130)
British Journal of Politics and International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
British Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 47)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bustan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Estudos Sociais e Políticos     Open Access  
CADUS - Revista de Estudos de Política, História e Cultura     Open Access  
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers de Sciences politiques de l'ULg     Open Access  
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cambio 16     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cambridge Review of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Canadian Foreign Policy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Caucasus Survey     Hybrid Journal  
Central and Eastern European Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Central Asian Affairs     Hybrid Journal  
Central Banking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Central European Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
China perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
China Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
China Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
China Review International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
China-EU Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Chinese Journal of Global Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Journal of International Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cittadinanza Europea (LA)     Full-text available via subscription  
Civil Wars     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union     Open Access  
Class, Race and Corporate Power     Open Access  
Cold War History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Commonwealth & Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communist and Post-Communist Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Comparative Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 120)
Comparative Politics (Russia)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comparative Strategy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Competition & Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Conferences on New Political Economy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Confines     Open Access  
Conflict and Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Conflict Management and Peace Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Conflict, Security & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 358)
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Constellations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Contemporary Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Contemporary Review of the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Security Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contenciosa     Open Access  
Contexto Internacional     Open Access  
Cooperation and Conflict     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
CQ Researcher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Criterio Jurídico     Open Access  
Critical Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Critical Review : A Journal of Politics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Critical Reviews on Latin American Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultura de Paz     Open Access  
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Décalages : An Althusser Studies Journal     Open Access  
Decolonization : Indigeneity, Education & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Defence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Defense & Security Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Democracy & Education     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Democratic Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Democratization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Democrazia e diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Demokratie und Geschichte     Hybrid Journal  
Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Der Donauraum     Hybrid Journal  
Der Staat     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Desafíos     Open Access  
Development and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Digest of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Diplomacy & Statecraft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Dissent     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
East European Jewish Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
East European Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Economia Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Ecopolítica     Open Access  
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
El Cotidiano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access  
Encuentro     Open Access  
Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Equal Opportunities International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Espacios Públicos     Open Access  
Estudios Políticos     Open Access  
Estudios Políticos     Open Access  
Estudos Avançados     Open Access  
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Ethics & Global Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal  
Éthique publique     Open Access  
Études internationales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Europe's World     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Integration Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
European Journal of American Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
European Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
European Journal of Political Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
European Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
European Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)

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  [SJR: 0.361]   [H-I: 21]   [17 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 0001-9887 - ISSN (Online) 1527-1978
   Published by Indiana University Press Homepage  [26 journals]
  • British Colonialism and Women’s Welfare in the Gold Coast Colony
    • Abstract: The colonial government desired to build a society that prioritized children’s education and improvement in women’s living conditions. Many projects geared toward this goal were proposed, and some were actually carried out. The history of women on the African continent was until recent times too small to have any significant impact on mainstream African history. Historians interested in women’s history received little support from their colleagues and institutions, but they persisted and have recently produced important scholarly works. Despite their increased interest in women’s studies, challenges remain. African women’s history, particularly during the precolonial and colonial periods, is scanty and ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Changes: Reflections on Senegalese Youth Political Engagement,
           1988–2012
    • Abstract: My approach here is to explore youth engagement in 2012 as integral to Senegalese politics. It is grounded in a history of Senegalese youth political engagement that spans generations and is not bound to, or dependent on, a particular cultural form, such as hip-hop. In February 1988, I arrived in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, a week before the presidential election. I woke on election morning to see police donning riot gear lining the road in front of my house and to hear tear-gas canisters exploding on the campus of Cheikh Anta Diop University. In the wee hours, the police had preemptively and forcibly emptied the university of all students out of fear that the campus would become a hotbed of ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Introduction
    • Abstract: The Indiana University–Bloomington (IUB) African Studies Program convened a symposium titled “African Studies and the Challenge of the ‘Global’ in the 21st Century” on April 29, 2016, to consider the implications for African studies of the recent trend to establish or reinforce international or global institutes (or schools) as the intellectual and institutional homes of area-studies programs in US universities. Area studies historically have existed in tension with the disciplines, where “universality is claimed for the disciplines and contextuality for the area studies” (Zeleza 2007:1), and they have generally ranked lower, with correspondingly more limited access to resources. The institutionalization of ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • African Studies and the Challenge of the Global in the 21st Century
    • Abstract: The rise of global international institutes or global studies has been celebrated and decried. For some, global studies represent all the best of the increasing interconnectivity that shapes modern life; for others, it represents the most recent repackaging of the unequal relations of power that shape geopolitics, international trade, and the very architecture of the academy. The emergence of global studies creates a lengthy list of dilemmas for area-studies programs in general and African studies in particular. In the United States, where race deeply informs the culture, the emergence of global studies intersects with long-standing racial ideas that are being reinvigorated in the current political climate. ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Africa in the World
    • Abstract: My remarks stem from my training, research activities, administration of research activities (organization and management of research networks), and publication of books and journals. I have been involved in these activities in different institutions since I defended my PhD. Various locations and intellectual environments, both professional and personal, have played a critical role in shaping both my theory and practice as an African historian / an Africanist / a student of Africa / an African. I was trained in France in the classical tradition of historiography, in a moment when history in France was dominated by a new approach histoire des mentalités, animated by a new generation of Annales ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • African Studies: New Directions, Global Engagements
    • Abstract: In 1997, Paul Tiyambe Zeleza wrote as president of the African Studies Association that the field of African studies had been plagued by perpetual crisis since its institutionalization in the 1950s. The crisis had its roots in deeply embedded historical structures of race and hierarchy, on the one hand, and institutional power over the production of knowledge on the other. He wrote that scholars in the field were working in “unyielding solitudes” and “bitter contestations” that divided African American from European American and from African scholars. Until these solitudes could be transcended, the field would continue to founder. He went further in his challenge: he suggested that the crisis of the 1990s could ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Area Studies and the Global at Wisconsin and Beyond
    • Abstract: By way of background, I should say that I am a geographer and have been an area-studies partisan from the moment I entered college. Through my MA, I was interested mainly in how the Upper Midwest had taken shape culturally. In other words, I was an Americanist—which counts as area studies, too. The opening of my eyes to Africa came as an unexpected gift in 1979, after my MA. I was twenty-three and on a fast track to a PhD but profoundly ignorant of all things beyond the borders of the United States. Ignorance of the world is a problem for a geographer! My solution was the Peace Corps, which sent me to Niger, a country about which I knew nothing at all. I served two years and came back to the United States ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Area Studies and the Challenges of Creating a Space for Public Debate
    • Abstract: Scholarship in the African humanities—art history, cultural anthropology, history, literature, religion, and so forth—has transcended disciplinary ways of knowing, transformed scholarly conversations from a focus on difference between Africa and the West to an emphasis on connections and convergence, and emphasized the universality of the particular. Today, the African humanities must confront another limitation in scholarly discourse about Africa: the presentist priorities of schools of global studies. If it appears that claims to particularistic knowledge of social and historical processes and linguistic competence are falling on deaf ears, it may be because the logic of securing “America’s Place in the ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Repositioning Africa within the Global
    • Abstract: Africa has always been global. No matter how we define this spatial category—as a mode of connection, or a process of embeddedness within larger frameworks of historical and contemporary relation—Africa and Africans have engaged and shaped broader currents in the world. Jamie Monson, raising the idea of multiple Africas in her discussion of the future directions of African studies as an intellectual and political project within the American academy, highlights this understanding through the lens of diaspora and mobility to think about the continent and its peoples as constitutive of a world on the move. This is captured in the concept of transoceanic circulations, which she uses to frame a discussion of the ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • What’s Wrong with Doing Good?: Reflections on Africa, Humanitarianism,
           and the Challenge of the Global
    • Abstract: For the last year or so, I have been preparing to teach a new course on the history of humanitarianism, with a particular emphasis on what I label the ethics of doing good. As a historian of eastern African soldiers, militaries, and violence, I have long thought about humanitarianism in relation to how African peoples have coped with catastrophe in different times and places. But my interest in the topic goes back much further. In December 1992, as a twenty-four-year-old Air Force lieutenant, I was deployed to Somalia as part of Operation Restore Hope. President George H. W. Bush pitched this international military intervention in Somalia’s civil war as a noble venture, which would interrupt interfactional ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • African Studies and the Global: A Commentary
    • Abstract: My task is to provide commentary on James Delehanty’s remarks on “Area Studies and the Global at Wisconsin and Beyond.” He offered an insightful assessment of the current state of area studies and provided details about the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS), recently opened at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Delehanty, an Africanist geographer and former associate director of Wisconsin’s African Studies Program, is a founding codirector of IRIS. I respond as the director of the African Studies Program at Indiana University at Bloomington in my second tour of duty, having first served from 1999 to 2007 and now again from the summer of 2015. I reflect on IRIS as Indiana University ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Graduate Students Roundtable Introduction
    • Abstract: During the afternoon session of the symposium, five graduate students from various IU departments affiliated with the African Studies Program constituted a panel segment. The symposium’s concerns being prospective, it was felt that those in the process of becoming professional academics were well-placed to speak to this future. They had read all the speakers’ presentations and had prepared short texts in response, reflecting on the institutional challenges they perceive their respective disciplines to be facing. Their responses are articulate and specifically engaged, and the recurrent critical tone in them is indicative of changes that are sorely required. That such requirements pertain similarly to ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • African Studies, Global Studies, and Disciplinary Positioning
    • Abstract: I make my contribution to this symposium on African studies and the challenge of the global in the twenty-first century as a graduate student and scholar from a discipline that favors generalization. Participation in the symposium has given me the opportunity to reflect on what it means to be an Africa-focused scholar in the era of global studies with my particular disciplinary positionality. I am currently a PhD candidate in political science at Indiana University. As a discipline, political science favors generalizability and parsimony more than specificity and complexity. Building on what James Delehanty emphasized in his symposium contribution, I see total compatibility between my disciplinary focus and ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Cosmopolitan Social Justice Approach to Education
    • Abstract: In recent years, several universities in the United States have shifted from supporting stand-alone area-studies programs toward housing these departments within global institutes. These changes have prompted concern over how this new institutional arrangement will affect funding allocations, intellectual development, and political interventions. Will it fail to commit suitable resources for the intensive study of regionally focused cultural practices? Will it impede intellectual knowledge grounded in context-specific research? Will it support regional studies for the purposes of advancing US imperialistic and hegemonic interests in areas of security, politics, and economics? Moreover, how should graduate ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Read Africans, Decenter Scholarship
    • Abstract: The ongoing integration of area studies into international or global institutes (or schools) in Euro-American universities raises a host of questions for area-studies programs, particularly how best to educate graduate and undergraduate students in this new environment and facilitate their career paths and professionalization. Educating college students in area studies, particularly in African studies, is a challenging undertaking for educators in institutions of higher learning, and the ongoing integration is likely to compound the existing pedagogical challenges that include, but are not limited to, the availability and use of textbooks authored by continental African scholars in Euro-American classrooms. ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Studying African Literature in the Age of the Global
    • Abstract: I have two main thoughts on the challenge of the global in the field of African studies, both of which stem from my own disciplinary position as a comparatist working on African literatures. The first relates to language and language study, and the second to collaboration with African institutions. I should first contextualize my statements by mentioning that literary studies, too, have been affected by a general turn toward the global, despite the often-limited relationships between literature departments and area-studies programs. The last several decades have seen much grappling within the field of comparative literature with the notion of “world literature,” and as I can attest from my own ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Techniques of the Global: Race, Territory, and the Coloniality of Reason
    • Abstract: To understand the relation of the birth of the colonial/modern gender system to the birth of global colonial capitalism—with the centrality of the coloniality of power to that system of global power—is to understand our present organization of life anew. The interrogation of our academic orientations within the life-worlds we construct and inhabit as scholars of Africa(s) is a critical labor in the project of decolonizing our institutional arrangements and intellectual practices across disciplines and methodologies in contemporary global contexts. In other words, to comprehend and question the constellations and relations of power between academic institutions and the gendered, classed, and racialized ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Breaking the Mold of Disciplinary Area Studies
    • Abstract: At the outset of an edited volume on Intellectuals and African Development, the question is posed about what went wrong.1 The call for self-reflection perhaps anticipates a further question—about how to account for the effects of area studies on scholarship in Africa in the era of independence and development. Much of this reflection has of course been occasioned by the work of scholars initially educated in African universities but later located in the American academy. Many have argued saliently about the perils of proceeding without significant and substantial overhauls to prevailing orthodoxies derived from area studies as they were constituted in the American academy. Perhaps one way to think about the ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Pluralicity and Relationality: New Directions in African Studies
    • Abstract: In this essay, we briefly discuss some of the dominant paradigms in the field of African studies, as well as some of the challenges the field is facing at the current juncture. We do this from the institutional perspective of African studies in Europe, and more specifically in Germany. In response to recurring questions about the future of area studies in the context of academic currents revolving around the global, we explore the concepts of pluralicity and relationality as analytical perspectives and their suitability for overcoming the limitations of conventional area-studies approaches. By coining the term pluralicity, we intend to go beyond descriptive statements of Africa’s plurality and view Africa and ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Nation on Board: Becoming Nigerian at Sea by Lynn Schler (review)
    • Abstract: Lynn Schler, author of Nation on Board: Becoming Nigerian at Sea, utilizes data on Nigerian sailors to craft a history of labor that intersects with the larger politics of decolonization and postcolonialism: she connects their lives to social conditions and shows how these, in turn, reinforced the demands for changes that fed assertive anticolonial nationalism. The story began in the 1940s, when Nigerians were recruited onto ships managed by foreign interests aligned with the British objective of maximizing profits from its Nigerian colony. Most of them were not trained to direct the ships; instead, they were hired to perform menial jobs. In the context of the radical nationalism of the years ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Marriage by Force? Contestation over Consent and Coercion in Africa ed. by
           Annie Bunting, Benjamin N. Lawrance, and Richard L. Roberts (review)
    • Abstract: In the foreword to this book, Doris Buss, a professor of law at Carleton University, contends: “Marriage, perhaps more than any other social institution, highlights the complexity of violence against women. As this volume demonstrates, both marriage and violence are situated in a complex spectrum of practices and classifications” (p. ix). Marriage by Force? Contestation over Consent and Coercion in Africa has been expertly coedited by Annie Bunting, an associate professor in the law and society program at York University; Benjamin N. Lawrance, an endowed professor in international studies, history, and anthropology at Rochester Institute of Technology; and Richard L. Roberts, professor of history ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ohio Short Histories of Africa: Ken Saro-Wiwa by Roy Doron and Toyin
           Falola (review)
    • Abstract: The struggles and untimely end of Kenule (“Ken”) Saro-Wiwa are well documented in Ohio Short Histories of Africa: Ken Saro-Wiwa, coauthored by Roy Doron, an assistant professor of history at Winston-Salem State University, and Toyin Falola, who holds the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker chair in the humanities at the University of Texas at Austin. Six of the eight chapters discuss the childhood, educational pursuits, accolades, and activism of Saro-Wiwa, hanged with eight other convicted activists in a Nigerian prison on 10 November 1995 by the military regime of General Sani Abacha. Saro-Wiwa and his colleagues thus became martyrs for their supporters in Ogoniland and human-rights organizations ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Kofi: A Child of Lavie by Kofi Amouzou (review)
    • Abstract: Kofi Amouzou, the author of Kofi: A Child of Lavie, grew up in the village of Lavie in the French-speaking West African nation of Togo. His book recounts episodes of his childhood. In addition to fascinating details, he utilizes a two-page author’s note to confirm certain pieces of information about himself. He writes that his is an authentic story: “I really did grow up in a remote village named Lavie, a collection of mud and clay houses with straw or tin roofs built into the African hills” (p. v). Apart from a preface (pp. v–vi), the book has thirteen chapters: “Mud Man” (chapter one), “Village Elders” (chapter two), “Straw-Roofed Schoolhouse” (chapter three), “Ready for School” (chapter four) ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Contemporary Critical Thought in Africology and Africana Studies by Molefi
           Kete Asante and Clyde E. Ledbetter Jr. (review)
    • Abstract: In their introduction to Contemporary Critical Thought in Africology and Africana Studies, volume coeditors Molefi Kete Asante, founder of the PhD program in African American studies at Temple University, and Clyde E. Ledbetter Jr., of Cheyney University, inform their readers: “What the authors in this volume provide is a critical rewriting of criticism, history, language, culture, and politics. They are not content to live within the framework of a Eurocentric and uncritical neoliberal capitalist paradigm without question and responsibility” (p. viii). They hold those views because “it has long been the practice of Western social sciences and, to a lesser extent, the humanities to ignore theories advanced ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • African Music, Power, and Being in Colonial Zimbabwe by Mhoze Chikowero
           (review)
    • Abstract: In African Music, Power, and Being in Colonial Zimbabwe, Mhoze Chikowero provides a new history of music in Zimbabwe by using rich African sources. Relying on colonial archives, he carefully dissects music and colonialism that date back to the 1890s. He points out that the publication “emerges out of a life, an upbringing, conversations, and studying in the school of the Madzimbabwe every day and the school that came” (p. ix). The well-written and informative book “drew energy from the contemporary iterations of the performative madariro, from the self-crafted fringes of urban joy—kwamereki—to the nodes of indigenous knowledge regeneration such as the Mbira Centre, Dzimbanhete, Pakare Paye ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ohio Short Histories of Africa: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf by Pamela Scully
           (review)
    • Abstract: Pamela Scully’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is well documented, with eight pages of notes (pp. 113–20), three packed pages of select bibliographies (pp. 121–23), and four index pages (pp. 125–28). It has six pictorial illustrations, two maps, acknowledgments, and a list of abbreviations. It begins with a five-page introduction, which points out that the Nobel Peace Prize committee, by granting the 2011 prize to three women, “took a step into history” (p. 13). One winner was Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia; the other two winners were Leymah Gbowee, Sirleaf’s fellow Liberian activist, and Tawakkol Karman of Yemen. The award was “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s right ... Read More
      Keywords: Great Britain; Women; Senegal; Youth; Africa; African literature; African languages; Merchant marine; Forced marriage; Popular music
      PubDate: 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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