E-books: African Culture and Society

  • Press Silence in Postcolonial Zimbabwe: News Whiteouts, Journalism and Power book cover

    Press Silence in Postcolonial Zimbabwe

    News Whiteouts, Journalism and Power, 1st Edition

    By Zvenyika Eckson Mugari

    This book focuses on news silence in Zimbabwe, taking as a point of departure the (in)famous blank spaces (whiteouts) which newspapers published to protest official censorship policy imposed by the Rhodesian government from the mid-1960s to the end of that decade. Based on archived news content,…

    eBook – 2020-03-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Mambila Divination: Framing Questions, Constructing Answers book cover

    Mambila Divination

    Framing Questions, Constructing Answers, 1st Edition

    By David Zeitlyn

    This book offers a major contribution to the study and analysis of divination, based on continuing fieldwork with the Mambila in Cameroon. It seeks to return attention to the details of divinatory practice, using the questions asked and life histories to help understand the perspective of the…

    eBook – 2020-02-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Political Protest in Contemporary Kenya: Change and Continuities book cover

    Political Protest in Contemporary Kenya

    Change and Continuities, 1st Edition

    By Jacob Mwathi Mati

    This book analyses the emergence, strategies, and outcomes of the struggle to embed democratic governance and constitutional order in Kenya, showcasing both the power and the limits of citizen agency in the struggle to transform a postcolonial African state. Utilising data from primary…

    eBook – 2020-02-04
    Routledge
    African Governance

  • Participatory Archaeology and Heritage Studies: Perspectives from Africa book cover

    Participatory Archaeology and Heritage Studies

    Perspectives from Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter R. Schmidt

    Participatory Archaeology and Heritage Studies: Perspectives from Africa provides new ways to look at and think about the practice of community archaeology and heritage studies across the globe. Long hidden from view, African experiences and experiments with participatory archaeology and heritage…

    eBook – 2019-12-13
    Routledge

  • Women, Literature and Development in Africa book cover

    Women, Literature and Development in Africa

    2nd Edition

    By Anthonia C. Kalu

    This book is a powerful exploration of the role of women in the evolution of African thinking and narratives on development, from the precolonial period right through to the modern day. Whilst the book identifies women’s oppression and marginalization as significant challenges to contemporary…

    eBook – 2019-12-09
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Routledge Handbook of Queer African Studies book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Queer African Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by S.N. Nyeck

    This handbook offers diverse perspectives on queer Africa, incorporating scholarly contributions on themes that reflect and inflect the trajectories of queer contributions to African studies within and outside academia. The Routledge Handbook of Queer African Studies incorporates a range of unique…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • National Healing, Integration and Reconciliation in Zimbabwe book cover

    National Healing, Integration and Reconciliation in Zimbabwe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ezra Chitando

    This book brings together scholars from diverse backgrounds to provide interdisciplinary perspectives on national healing, integration, and reconciliation in Zimbabwe. Taking into account the complex nature of healing across moral, political, economic, cultural, psychological, and spiritual…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Humanitarianism and the Quantification of Human Needs: Minimal Humanity book cover

    Humanitarianism and the Quantification of Human Needs

    Minimal Humanity, 1st Edition

    By Joël Glasman

    This book provides a historical inquiry into the quantification of needs in humanitarian assistance. Needs are increasingly seen as the lowest common denominator of humanity. Standard definitions of basic needs, however, set a minimalist version of humanity – both in the sense that they are…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Africanizing African Legal Ethics book cover

    Africanizing African Legal Ethics

    1st Edition

    By John Murungi

    This book is a philosophical inquiry into indigenous African legal ethics, asking what is African about African legal ethics? Taking us beyond a geographical understanding of Africa, the author argues for an African legal ethics that is distinct from non-African African legal ethics which are…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in African Philosophy

  • Participatory Theatre and the Urban Everyday in South Africa: Place and Play in Johannesburg book cover

    Participatory Theatre and the Urban Everyday in South Africa

    Place and Play in Johannesburg, 1st Edition

    By Alexandra Halligey

    This book explores theatre and performance as participatory research practices for exploring the everyday of the city. Taking an inner-city suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa as its central case study, the book considers how theatre and performance might be both useful practical tools in…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Africa

  • Social Licensing and Mining in South Africa book cover

    Social Licensing and Mining in South Africa

    1st Edition

    By Sethulego Matebesi

    This book highlights the role of community trusts in social licencing through the lens of mining and mining disputes in South Africa. Employing elements of trust, acceptance and elite interaction as a framework, this book critically investigates the underlying dynamics of community development…

    eBook – 2019-12-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • A New Narrative for Africa: Voice and Agency book cover

    A New Narrative for Africa

    Voice and Agency, 1st Edition

    By Abiodun Alao

    This book examines the perception of Africa in the global system, tracing Africa’s transition from a "problem" to be solved into an agent with a rising voice in the world. Mixing Afro-optimism with heavy doses of Afro-reality and Afro-responsibility, this book calls for a new political narrative…

    eBook – 2019-11-27
    Routledge

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