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Contested Terrains And Constructed Categories

Contemporary Africa In Focus, 1st Edition

By George Clement Bond, Nigel C. Gibson


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Contested Terrains and Constructed Categories brings together intellectuals from a variety of fields, backgrounds, generations, and continents to deepen and reinvigorate the theoretical and intellectual integrity of African studies. Building on recent debate within African studies that has revolved about the role of Africanists in the Unit

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Part 1 Challenging Modes of Thinking: Making Maps and Mapping History -- 1 "So Geographers in Africa Maps with Savage Pictures Fill Their Gaps" -- 2 The Challenges of Writing African Economic History -- Part 2 Contested Categories: Economy, Politics, and Society -- 3 Structural Adjustment -- 4 Poverty Profile in Sub-Saharan Africa -- 5 Civil Society, Pluralism, Goldilocks, and Other Fairy Tales in Africa -- 6 Beyond the State and Civil Society -- 7 Silencing Power -- 8 Negotiating Identity in Post-Settlement South Africa -- 9 Negotiable Property -- Part 3 Violence of the Word/Violence Against the Body -- 10 Mapping Africa's Presences -- 11 Contesting Terrains Over a Massacre -- 12 Negotiating Postwar Identities -- 13 Sex and the Politics of Space in Colonial Zimbabwe -- 14 Girls, Sex, and the Dangers of Urban Schooling in Coastal Madagascar -- 15 The Moving Frontier of AIDS in Uganda -- 16 Contested Claims and Individual Bodies

About the Authors

George Clement Bond is professor of anthropology and education at Teachers College and the director of the Institute of African Studies, Columbia University. Nigel C. Gibson is an assistant professor at the Institute of Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College, and a research associate in the Afro-American Studies program at both Brown and at Harvard University. He was formerly assistant director of the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University and is the editor of Rethinking Fanon: The Continuing Dialogue (1999).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies