Studies in Power and Class in Africa

Studies in Power and Class in Africa

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 156.7 x 234.4 x 27.4mm | 661.87g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • maps
  • 0195041305
  • 9780195041309

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"This collection of 13 original essays on the topic is particularly welcome. It succeeds in conveying both the complexity of the phenomenon and the diversity of theoretical approaches that are possible in a study of this kind."--International Affairs"A well-written book that will appeal especially to upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty and professional scholars in African studies."--Choice"A valuable contribution to our understanding of contemporary Africa. The clarity and force of the editor's conceptual statement, and the breadth of the erudition which sustain it, combined with the quality of the best of the essays, makes it a worthy text in African politics."--Crawford Young, International Journal of African Historical Studies"Important...Class and its relation to power in and over the state are central to the analysis presented in all the chapters of the Markovitz collection....The most interesting chapters...illustrate the wide variety of methods by which, and contexts in which, relations of class and power are analyzed....A commendable point is the effort to integrate the analysis of South Africa into...the framework for analyzing African politics."--American Political Science Review"Markovitz and his fellow authors have produced an excellent contribution to the analytical debate on the appropriate framework for comprehending African political economy. This volume should serve well in advanced courses for both the range of its cases and the approach it offers to contemporary Marxist debates about Africa. Indeed, the notes to Markovitz's own essay...comprise a first-rate guide to the important literature on African political economy of the past ten years."--African Studies Review"A very unique collection of case studies. It has broad utility, the case studies are balanced between sophisticated analysis and clear and comprehensible description and subject matter organization. This allows the volume maximum utility for teaching purposes."--Martin Kilson, Harvard University"Has the potential to become the standard reader on historical and contemporary developments in African politics."--Ricky Hill, South Carolina State University"In conceptualization and analysis, in presentation and comprehensiveness, this book is excellent for pedagogical purposes."--Alaba Ocunsanwo, Rutgers Universityshow more