Negotiating modernity: Africa's ambivalent experience

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Codesria Books, 2005 - History - 238 pages
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The contributors look at how Africans negotiated the terms of modernity during the colonial period and are dealing with it in the post-colonial period. They argue that the African experience of modernity is unique and relevant for wider social theory, offering valuable analytical insights. The cases presented cover labor, land rights, religious conversion, internal migration, emigration and the African diaspora.

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Elísio Macamo is lecturer in development sociology at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.