Global Africa: Into the Twenty-First Century

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Dorothy Hodgson, Judith Byfield
Univ of California Press, Aug 1, 2017 - Social Science - 416 pages
Global Africa is a striking, original volume that disrupts the dominant narratives that continue to frame our discussion of Africa, complicating conventional views of the region as a place of violence, despair, and victimhood. The volume documents the significant global connections, circulations, and contributions that African people, ideas, and goods have made throughout the world—from the United States and South Asia to Latin America, Europe, and elsewhere. Through succinct and engaging pieces by scholars, policy makers, activists, and journalists, the volume provides a wholly original view of a continent at the center of global historical processes rather than on the periphery. Global Africa offers fresh, complex, and insightful visions of a continent in flux.
 

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Contents

01 Why Global Africa?
1
PART I ENTANGLED HISTORIES
7
PART II POWER AND ITS CHALLENGES
81
PART III CIRCULATIONS OF COMMUNITIES AND CULTURES
163
PART IV SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTH
247
PART V AFRICA IN THE WORLD TODAY
319
About the Editors
383
Index
385
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Dorothy L. Hodgson is Professor of Anthropology and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Graduate School - New Brunswick at Rutgers University. Judith A. Byfield is Associate Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Cornell University. 

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