African Studies Products

  • The Comic Imagination in Modern African Literature and Cinema

    A Poetics of Laughter

    By Maik Nwosu

    This book is a seminal study that significantly expands the interdisciplinary discourse on African literature and cinema by exploring Africa’s under-visited carnivalesque poetics of laughter. Focusing on modern African literature as well as contemporary African cinema, particularly the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Social Justice and Transformative Learning

    Culture and Identity in the United States and South Africa

    Edited by Saundra M. Tomlinson-Clarke, Darren L. Clarke

    The similarities between the United States and South Africa with respect to race, power, oppression and economic inequities are striking, and a better understanding of these parallels can provide educational gains for students and educators in both countries. Through shared experiences and…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 
    Routledge Research in Educational Equality and Diversity

  • Africa’s Green Revolution

    Critical Perspectives on New Agricultural Technologies and Systems

    Edited by William G. Moseley, Matthew A. Schnurr, Rachel Bezner-Kerr

    This volume examines the dominant neoliberal agenda for agricultural development and hunger alleviation in Africa. The text reviews the history of African agricultural and food security policy in the post-colonial period, across a range of geographical contexts, in order to contextualise the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-26 

  • One Health

    Science, politics and zoonotic disease in Africa

    Edited by Kevin Bardosh

    Zoonotic diseases – pathogens transmitted from animals to people – offer particularly challenging problems for global health institutions and actors, given the complex social-ecological dynamics at play. New forms of risk caused by unprecedented global connectivity and rapid social and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25 
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • African Political Thought of the Twentieth Century

    A Re-engagement

    Edited by Shiera Malik

    This book focuses on African political thought, as it emerged in the context of and contributed to fundamental changes in world order during the twentieth century, and as it continues to speak to the present global condition. The six chapters form a set of close readings of 20th century African…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23 

  • Photography in and out of Africa

    Iterations with Difference

    Edited by Kylie Thomas, Louise Green

    This book offers a range of perspectives on photography in Africa, bringing research on South African photography into conversation with work from several other places on the continent, including Angola, the DRC, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. The collection engages with the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-20 

  • Self-Determination and Secession in Africa

    The Post-Colonial State

    Edited by Redie Bereketeab

    This book provides a unique comparative study of the major secessionist and self-determination movements in post-colonial Africa, examining theory, international law, charters of the United Nations, and the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)/African Union’s (AU) stance on the issue. The book…

    Paperback – 2016-02-17 
    Routledge Studies in African Development

  • Africa and the Responsibility to Protect

    Article 4(h) of the African Union Constitutive Act

    Edited by Dan Kuwali, Frans Viljoen

    Situations of serious or massive violations of human rights are no longer purely of domestic concern, and sovereignty can no longer be an absolute shield for repressive governments in such circumstances. Based on this realization, the international community has recognized a responsibility to…

    Paperback – 2016-02-16 

  • Food Security, Gender and Resilience

    Improving Smallholder and Subsistence Farming

    Edited by Leigh Brownhill, Esther Njuguna, Kimberly L. Bothi, Bernard Pelletier, Lutta Muhammad, Gordon M. Hickey

    Through the integration of gender analysis into resilience thinking, this book shares field-based research insights from a collaborative, integrated project aimed at improving food security in subsistence and smallholder agricultural systems. The scope of the book is both local and…

    Hardback – 2016-02-09 
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Routledge Library Editions: The Gulf

    By Various

    This collection gathers together a wide range of titles that detail the history, politics, economics and society of the countries that make up the Gulf region. Written by acclaimed Middle Eastern, American and European scholars, RLE: The Gulf is an essential reference resource in the study of the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Gulf

  • Gender and the Political Economy of Conflict in Africa

    The persistence of violence

    By Meredeth Turshen

    Violence affects the economy of production and the ecology of reproduction— the production of economic goods and services and the generational reproduction of workers, the regeneration of the capacity to work and maintenance of workers on a daily basis, and the renewal of culture and society…

    Hardback – 2016-02-02 
    Routledge Studies in African Development

  • Globalization and Africa

    Global Crossroads South of the Sahara

    By Andy DeRoche, Eric J. Morgan

    Most recent works and commentary focus on the "challenges" of modern globalization for the various nations of Africa, discounting the centuries-old influence that globalization has had on the continent, and vice versa. This volume attempts to remedy that lack, exploring the influence of…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01 
    Routledge Studies on History and Globalization

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