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Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1977, Africa has established itself as the most popular introductory text for African studies courses in North America. This third edition has been completely revised and brought up to date since the 1986 edition, reflecting changes in African society and politics, and in the scholarship available on this vast and complex continent.Contents I. Introduction 1. Africa: Problems and Perspectives. Phyllis M. Martin and Patrick O'Meara 2. The Contemporary Map of Africa. Michael L. McNulty II. The African Past 3. Prehistoric Africa. Kathy D. Schick 4. Aspects of Early African History. John Lamphear and Toyin Falola 5. Islam and African Societies. John H. Hanson 6. Africa and Europe before 1900. Curtis A. Keim 7. The Colonial Era. Sheldon Gellar 8. Decolonization, Independence, and the Failure of Politics. Edmond J. Keller III. Society and Culture 9. Social Organization in Africa. John C. McCall 10. Economic Life in African Villages and Towns. Mahir Saul 11. African Systems of Thought. Ivan Karp 12. African Art. Patrick McNaughton and Diane Pelrine 13. African Music Performed. Ruth M. Stone 14. Popular Culture in Urban Africa. Dele Jegede 15. African Literature. Eileen Julien 16. Social Change in Contemporary Africa. Claire Robertson 17. Law and Society in Contemporary Africa. Takyiwaa Manuh IV. Economics and Politics 18. African Politics since Independence. N. Brian Winchester 19. Economic Change in Contemporary Africa. Sara Berry 20. The African Development Crisis. Richard Stryker and Stephen N. Ndegwa 21. South Africa. C. R. D. Halisi and Patrick O'Meara Africana Resources for Undergraduates: A Bibliographic Essay. Nancy J. Schmidtshow more

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  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 566.99g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 132 b&w photos
  • 0253209846
  • 9780253209849

About Phyllis Martin

PHYLLIS M. MARTIN is Professor of History at Indiana University. PATRICK O'MEARA, former Director of the African Studies Program at Indiana University, is now Dean for International more

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