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Since the publication of the first edition in 1977, Africa has established itself as a leading resource for teaching, business, and scholarship. This fourth edition has been completely revised and focuses on the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Africa. The volume emphasizes contemporary culture-civil and social issues, art, religion, and the political scene-and provides an overview of significant themes that bear on Africa's place in the world. Historically grounded, Africa provides a comprehensive view of the ways that African women and men have constructed their lives and engaged in collective activities at the local, national, and global levels.show more

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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 24mm | 559.99g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Fourth Edition
  • 64 b&w illus., 26 color illus., 7 maps
  • 0253012929
  • 9780253012920

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From all indications, the fourth edition of Africa should not only endure the test of time, but also be found exceptionally useful by a wide spectrum of scholars, including college professors and their students in general. * Africa Today * This new edition offers a condensed yet thematically broad text suitable for both the undergraduate classroom and a popular audience. Abridged from twenty-one to fifteen chapters, Africa retains its tradition of interdisciplinary breadth by incorporating a range of accessible, thematically organized perspectives informed by the latest scholarship. * African Studies Review *show more

About Maria Grosz-Ngate

Maria Grosz-Ngate is an anthropologist and Associate Director of the African Studies Program at Indiana University. She has conducted long-term research in Mali and Senegal with a focus on rural social transformations, gender, and Islam. John H. Hanson is Associate Professor of History at Indiana University and an editor of History in Africa. His research concerns the history of West Africa Muslim communities during the past 200 years. Patrick O'Meara is Special Advisor to the Indiana University President, Vice President Emeritus and Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs and Political Science. He was the editor (with Phyllis Martin) of all of the previous editions of Africa. His interests include South African politics and international development.show more

Table of contents

PrefaceIntroduction1. Africa: A Geographic Frame James Delehanty 2. Legacies of the Past: Themes in African History John Akare Aden and John H. Hanson 3. Social Relations: Family, Kinship, and Community Maria Grosz-Ngate 4. Making a Living: African Livelihoods Gracia Clark and Katherine Wiley5. Religions in Africa John H. Hanson6. Urban Spaces, Lives, and Projects in Africa Karen Tranberg Hansen7. Health, Illness, and Healing in African Societies Tracy J. Luedke8. Visual Art in Africa Patrick McNaughton and Diane Pelrine9. African Music Flows Daniel B. Reed and Ruth M. Stone 10. Literature in Africa Eileen Julien11. African Film Akin Adesokan 12. African Politics and the Future of Democracy Amos Sawyer, Lauren M. MacLean and Carolyn E. Holmes 13. Development in Africa: Tempered Hope Raymond Muhula and Stephen N. Ndegwa 14. Human Rights in Africa Takyiwaa Manuh 15. Print and Electronic Resources Marion Frank-Wilson ContributorsIndexshow more

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