African Studies Products

  • Affective Health and Masculinities in South Africa

    An Ethnography of (In)vulnerability, 1st Edition

    By Hans Reihling

    Affective Health and Masculinities in South Africa explores how different masculinities modulate substance use, interpersonal violence, suicidality, and AIDS as well as recovery cross-culturally. With a focus on three male protagonists living in very distinct urban areas of Cape Town, this…

    Hardback – 2020-05-31 
    Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology

  • Politics and Religion in Zimbabwe

    The Deification of Robert G. Mugabe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ezra Chitando

    This book illustrates how religion and ideology were used by Robert Mugabe to ward off opposition within his own party, in Zimbabwe and from the West. An interdisciplinary line up of contributors argue that Mugabe used a calculated narrative of deification – presenting himself as a…

    Hardback – 2020-05-01 
    Routledge Studies on Religion in Africa and the Diaspora

  • Decolonising Europe?

    Popular Responses to the End of Empire, 1st Edition

    Edited by Berny Sèbe, Matthew Stanard

    Decolonising Europe? Popular Responses to the End of Empire offers a new paradigm to understand decolonisation in Europe by showing how it was fundamentally a fluid process of fluxes and refluxes involving not only transfers of populations, ideas and socio-cultural practices across continents but…

    Hardback – 2020-04-22 
    Empire and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-2000

  • Theodore Gericault, Painting Black Bodies

    Confrontations and Contradictions, 1st Edition

    By Albert Alhadeff

    This book examines Théodore Géricault’s images of black men, women and children who suffered slavery’s trans-Atlantic passage in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, including his 1819 painting Raft of the Medusa. The book focuses on Géricault’s depiction of black people, his…

    Hardback – 2020-04-22 
    Routledge Research in Art and Race

  • African Foreign Policies

    Selecting Signifiers to Explain Agency, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul-Henri Bischoff

    This book explores, at a time when several powers have become serious players on the continent, aspects of African agency, past and present, by African writers on foreign policy, representative of geography, language and state size. In the past, African foreign policy has largely been considered…

    Hardback – 2020-04-15 
    Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

  • 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,…

    Hardback – 2020-04-13 
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Free(ing) France in Colonial Brazzaville

    Race, Urban Space, and the Making of Afrique Française Libre, 1st Edition

    By Danielle Sanchez

    This monograph examines Brazzaville’s role in remaking the Free France movement after the fall of France in 1940. Suddenly, Brazzaville, a marginal city in the French empire prior to the fall of France, became the capital of Afrique Française Libre. This book analyzes the international imagining…

    Hardback – 2020-04-01 
    Global Africa

  • Federalism and the Courts in Africa

    Design and Impact in Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yonatan Fessha, Karl Kössler

    This volume examines the design and impact of courts in African federal systems from a comparative perspective. Recent developments indicate that the previously stymied idea of federalism is now being revived in the constitutional arrangements of several African countries. A number of them jumped…

    Hardback – 2020-04-01 

  • Nigerian Pentecostalism and Development

    1st Edition

    By Richard Burgess

    This book examines the contributions, both intentional and unintentional, of Nigerian Pentecostal churches and NGOs to development, studying their development practices broadly in relation to the intersecting spheres of politics, economics, health, education, human rights, and peacebuilding. In…

    Hardback – 2020-03-26 
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2020-03-26 
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Red Money for the Global South

    East-South Economic Relations in the Cold War, 1st Edition

    By Max Trecker

    Red Money for the Global South explores the relationship of the East with the "new" South after decolonization, with a particular focus on the economic motives of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) and other parties that were all striving for mutual cooperation. During the Cold War,…

    Hardback – 2020-03-25 
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Urban Planning in Rapidly Growing Cities

    Developing Addis Ababa, 1st Edition

    By Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel

    This book critically assesses the complex urban issues, planning challenges and development opportunities of rapidly growing cities, using Addis Ababa as a case study. Just like other developing cities, Addis Ababa is undergoing numerous natural and policy-driven changes. This book analyses the…

    Hardback – 2020-03-19 
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

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