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  1. Psychiatry, Mental Institutions, and the Mad in Apartheid South Africa

    By Tiffany Fawn Jones

    Series: African Studies

    In the late 1970s, South African mental institutions were plagued with scandals about human rights abuse, and psychiatric practitioners were accused of being agents of the apartheid state. Between 1939 and 1994, some psychiatric practitioners supported the mandate of the racist and...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Ancient Egyptian Family

    Kinship and Social Structure

    By Troy D. Allen

    Series: African Studies

    Scholars in Egyptology have often debated the following question: was the ancient Egyptian society organized along patrilineal or matrilineal lines? In taking a fresh and innovative look at the ancient Egyptian family, Allen attempts to solve this long-standing puzzle. Allen argues that the...

    Published January 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Missions, States, and European Expansion in Africa

    By Chima J. Korieh, Raphael Chijioke Njoku

    Series: African Studies

    Missions, States, and European Expansion in Africa aims to explore the ways Christianity and colonialism acted as hegemonic or counter hegemonic forces in the making of African societies. As Western interventionist forces, Christianity and colonialism were crucial in establishing and maintaining...

    Published October 14th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Nyansapo (The Wisdom Knot)

    Toward an African Philosophy of Education

    By Kwadwo A. Okrah

    Series: African Studies

    This study examines the issues of indigenous philosophies, which are embedded in different aspects of socialization process among the Akan of Ghana. The research explores the possibility of forging a new future that builds on the positive aspects of their past and present and on carefully chosen...

    Published September 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Nefer

    The Aesthetic Ideal in Classical Egypt

    By Willie Cannon-Brown

    Series: African Studies

    This book provides an original treatment of the concept of good and beauty in ancient Egypt. It seeks to examine the dimensions of nefer, the term used to describe the good and the beautiful, within the context of ordinary life. Because the book is based upon original research on ancient Egypt...

    Published July 7th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Igbo Women and Economic Transformation in Southeastern Nigeria, 1900-1960

    By Gloria Chuku

    Series: African Studies

    This study analyzes the complexity and flexibility of gender relations in Igbo society, with emphasis on such major cultural zones as the Anioma, the Ngwa, the Onitsha, the Nsukka, and the Aro....

    Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Law, Morality, and International Armed Intervention

    The United Nations and ECOWAS

    By Mourtada Deme

    Series: African Studies

    International law is often manipulated in the debate about humanitarian intervention. The Liberian case provides an opportunity to challenge the UN and The Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS') new approach. ECOWAS and the UN's justifications for moving away from the current norms...

    Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Hidden Debate

    The Truth Revealed about the Battle over Affirmative Action in South Africa and the United States

    By Akil Kokayi Khalfani

    Series: African Studies

    The Hidden Debate is a fresh and cutting-edge comparative analysis of the ongoing and highly charged social conflict over affirmative action in South Africa and the United States. The debate over affirmative action has raged for over 30 years in the United States and since the early 1990s in South...

    Published February 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Doing Justice without the State

    The Afikpo (Ehugbo) Nigeria Model

    By Ogbonnaya Oko Elechi

    Series: African Studies

    This study examines the principles and practices of the Afikpo (Eugbo) Nigeria indigenous justice system in contemporary times. Like most African societies, the Afikpo indigenous justice system employs restorative, transformative and communitarian principles in conflict resolution. This book...

    Published January 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Role of the Press and Communication Technology in Democratization

    The Nigerian Story

    By Aje-Ori Anna Agbese

    Series: African Studies

    In the 1990s, Nigeria, like several countries in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America, underwent transition programs to return the country to democracy. Nigeria’s democratization in the 1990s was a civil and international movement to free Nigeria from over 20 years of authoritarian...

    Published January 10th 2013 by Routledge

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