Studies in Power and Class in Africa

Studies in Power and Class in Africa

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These thirteen original essays bring the concept of social class to the analysis of contemporary African politics. Each considers different aspects of a single theme: the 'authoritative allocation of values', or who gets what when, where, and why - and who gets left out. The book addresses problems of major concern in the daily lives of ordinary people, pointing out just how precarious life was for most Africans during and after the colonial period. The authors, who represent a "highlight" of political perspectives and disciplinary backgrounds, also "highlight" the importance of the state, religion, ideology, gender, ethnicity, language, and international relations in determining policy and in understanding society in general. Readership: political scientists, sociologists, and economists with a particular interest in Africa; Third World specialists.
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  • Hardback | 456 pages
  • 160 x 250 x 31.75mm | 757g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2 maps
  • 0195041291
  • 9780195041293