Skip to Content

Books by Subject

African Studies Books

You are currently browsing 41–50 of 244 new and published books in the subject of African Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books – Page 5

  1. 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 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Unarchived Histories

    The "mad" and the "trifling" in the colonial and postcolonial world

    Edited by Gyanendra Pandey

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    For some time now, scholars have recognized the archive less as a neutral repository of documents of the past, and rather more as a politically interested representation of it, and recognized that the very act of archiving is accompanied by a process of un-archiving. Michel Foucault pointed to "...

    Published December 24th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Agro-Ecological Intensification of Agricultural Systems in the African Highlands

    Edited by Bernard Vanlauwe, Piet van Asten, Guy Blomme

    There is an urgent need to increase agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa in a sustainable and economically-viable manner. Transforming risk-averse smallholders into business-oriented producers that invest in producing surplus food for sale provides a formidable challenge, both from a...

    Published December 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Understanding Development Economics

    Its Challenge to Development Studies

    By Adam Fforde

    Series: Economics as Social Theory

    Important parts of development practice, especially in key institutions such as the World Bank, are dominated by economists. In contrast, Development Studies is largely based upon multidisciplinary work in which anthropologists, human geographers, sociologists, and others play important roles....

    Published December 13th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Global Citizenship and the Legacy of Empire

    Marketing Development

    By April Biccum

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    This book investigates the parallels between mainstream development discourse and colonial discourse as theorized in the work of Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak and Edward Said. Aiming to repoliticize post-colonial theory by applying its understandings to contemporary political discourses, author April...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Iconography of Independence

    'Freedoms at Midnight'

    Edited by Robert Holland, Susan Williams, Terry Barringer

    This book explores the phenomenon of Independence Days. These rituals had complex meanings both in the territories concerned and in Britain as the imperial metropole, where they were extensively reported in the press. The text is concerned with the political management, associated rhetoric and...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  7. African Diaspora in Brazil

    History, Culture and Politics

    Edited by Fassil Demissie

    The term 'Black Atlantic' was coined to describe the social, cultural and political space that emerged out of the experience of slavery, exile, oppression, exploitation and resistance. This volume seeks to recast a new map of the 'Black Atlantic' beyond the Anglophone Atlantic zone by focusing on...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Africa and the Responsibility to Protect

    Article 4(h) of the African Union Constitutive Act

    Edited by Dan Kuwali, Frans Viljoen

    Situations of serious or massive violations of human rights are no longer purely of domestic concern, and sovereignty can no longer be an absolute shield for repressive governments in such circumstances. Based on this realization, the international community has recognized a responsibility to...

    Published November 29th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Indigenous Discourses on Knowledge and Development in Africa

    Edited by Edward Shizha, Ali A. Abdi

    Series: Routledge African Studies

    African social development is often explained from outsider perspectives that are mainly European and Euro-American, leaving African indigenous discourses and ways of knowing and doing absent from discussions and debates on knowledge and development. This book is intended to present Africanist...

    Published November 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Routledge Handbook of Energy Security

    Edited by Benjamin K. Sovacool

    This Handbook examines the subject of energy security: its definition, dimensions, ways to measure and index it, and the complicating factors that are often overlooked. The volume identifies varying definitions and dimensions of energy security, including those that prioritize security of supply...

    Published November 19th 2013 by Routledge