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40 [degrees] South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Aboriginal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Abstracta Iranica     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Acadiensis : Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region / Acadiensis : revue d'histoire de la region Atlantique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Accounting History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Acta Amazonica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Historiae Artium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Acta Orientalia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Actes d'Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica     Open Access  
Advances in Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Software Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Africa Confidential     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
African and Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
African Diaspora     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
African Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Agricultural History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Akroterion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Almagest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Altorientalische Forschungen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
American Archivist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 144)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Jewish History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
American Nineteenth Century History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Periodicals : A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Amérique Latine Histoire et Mémoire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Amsterdamer Beitrage zur alteren Germanistik     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Amsterdamer Beitrage zur neueren Germanistik     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Anais do Museu Paulista : História e Cultura Material     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Analecta Bollandiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anales de Historia del Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anatolica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Ancient History : Resources for Teachers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anglican Historical Society Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Annales historiques de la Révolution française     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Annales UMCS, Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annali dell'Istituto e Museo di storia della scienza di Firenze     Hybrid Journal  
Annuaire de l'Ecole pratique des hautes etudes. Section des sciences historiques et philologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Antike und Abendland     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Antiteses     Open Access  
Anuario de Estudios Atlánticos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arabica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
ARAM Periodical     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Araucaria. Revista Iberoamericana de Filosofía, Política y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ArcheoArte. Rivista Elettronica di Archeologia e Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Architectural Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Natural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Area     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Arenal. Revista de historia de las mujeres     Open Access  
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Art History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 188)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arys: Antigüedad, Religiones y Sociedades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aschkenas     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asia Pacific Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Asian Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Aspasia     Full-text available via subscription  
Astérion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ateliê de História UEPG     Open Access  
Aurora Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Austral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Antarctic Magazine     Free   (Followers: 4)
Australian Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australian Historical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Australian Journal of Politics & History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic-Pontic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
BIBLOS - Revista do Departamento de Biblioteconomia e História     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Biodiversity and Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Body & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 111)
Boom : A Journal of California     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Britain and the World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
British Journal for Military History     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
British Mycological Society Symposia Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bryn Mawr Classical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin de la Sabix     Open Access  
Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin du centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Bulletin d’études Orientales     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Bulletin of Latin American Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Bustan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cabo     Full-text available via subscription  
Cadernos de História     Open Access  
CADUS - Revista de Estudos de Política, História e Cultura     Open Access  
Cahiers d'histoire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers des études anciennes     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cahiers du Centre de recherches historiques     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers d’études africaines     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cahiers « Mondes anciens »     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Journal of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Canadian Journal of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Canadian Review of American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Canadian-American Slavic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Central Asian Survey     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Chaucer Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Childhood in the Past : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Studies in History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Chronica Nova. Revista de Historia Moderna de la Universidad de Granada     Open Access  
Chronique d'Egypte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Church History and Religious Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 72)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Cleveland Studies in the History of Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
CLIO : Revista de Pesquisa Histórica     Open Access  
Clio y Asociados     Open Access  
Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire - Articles     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cliodynamics     Open Access  
Collections électroniques de l'INHA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Collingwood and British Idealism Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Colonial Latin American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Comitatus : A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Comparative Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Comptabilités     Open Access  
Concorso. Arti e lettere     Open Access  
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Conserveries mémorielles     Open Access  
Contemporaneity : Historical Presence in Visual Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Arab Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary British History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Contemporary French and Francophone Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Convivium     Full-text available via subscription  
Crime, Histoire & Sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Critical Historical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cromohs : Cyber Review of Modern Historiography     Open Access  
Crossing Borders : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuadernos de Historia de la Salud Publica     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Historia del Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cuadernos de Historia Moderna     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cuicuilco     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cultura Histórica & Patrimônio     Open Access  
Cultural and Social History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cultural-Historical Psychology     Open Access  
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cultures & conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Czech-Polish Historical and Pedagogical Journal     Open Access  
Dapim : Studies on the Holocaust     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Das Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
De Arte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)

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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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