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1st Edition

Development, Modernism and Modernity in Africa

Edited By

Augustine Agwuele

ISBN 9780415719629
Published September 20, 2013 by Routledge
340 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This anthology examines the "unfinished project of modernity" with respect to the unrealized potential for economic, social, and political development in Africa. It also shows how, facing the consequences of modernism, Africans in and out of the continent are responding to these unfinished projects drawing on (a) the customary, (b) the novelty of modernity, and (c) positive aspects of modernism, for the organization of their societies and the enrichment of their lives even as they contend with the negative aspects of modernity and modernism.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Betwixt Modernism and Modernity  Augustine Agwuele  Part One: Modernism - Modernity: Socio-Cultural Transformation  1. Between Delayed Modernity and Deferred Democracy: Africa’s Troubled Take-Off  Ali A. Mazrui  2. A Critique of Cornel West’s "Race and Modernity"  Hetty ter Haar  3. Chieftaincy, Collective Interests and the Dagomba New Elite  Deborah Pellow  4. Murīd Identity and Wolof Ajami Literature in Senegal  Fallou Ngom  5. From Village-Square to Internet-Square: Language and Culture at the USA-Africa Dialogue Series  Augustine Agwuele  6. ẸÌLÀLỌÌRỌÌ: A Didactic Approach to Yoruba Education  Michael O. Afọláyan  Part Two: Modernism - Modernity: Arts, Media and Religion  7. The Old Chestnut of African Cultural Production: Insiders and Outsiders  Kenneth W. Harrow  8. Strategic Collaborations between Nigerians and Germans: The Making of a Yorùbá Culture Movement  Debra Klein  9. Interrogating the Africana Artist: Interviews, Penetration, and Muholic Occupation  Moyo Okediji  10. Re-Imagining West African Women’s Sexuality: Bekolo’s Les Saignantes and the Mevoungou  Naminata Diabate  11. Matangazo ya Biashara na Jinsia: Gender Stereotypes and Advertisements in Kenya  Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi  12. From Kamĩĩrĩthũ to XYZ: Between Cultural ‘Flaws’ and Democratic Change in Independent Kenya  Hannington Ochwada  13. African Christianity: Its Scope in Global Context  Caleb O. Oladipo  14. Women and Islam in Urban Burkina Faso: Piety Between Definitions and Interpretation   Liza Debevec  Part Three: Development: Economic and Political Transformation  15. Globalization and the Governance of Foreign Direct Investment in Africa  Roshen Hendrickson  16. The Fulani Land/Settlement Question in British Southern Cameroon, 1916-1960  Emmanuel M. Mbah  17. Imminent Colonialism: Violence on Lutheran Mission Stations and the Ending of the Pre-Colonial Zulu State  Kirsten Rüther  18. Colonialism and Cultural Change in Africa  Julius O. Adekunle  19. Reengineering Social Institutions for Peace and Development: The Case of Post-Genocide Rwanda  Wanjala S. Nasong’o

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Augustine Agwuele teaches in the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University-San Marcos.