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  1. Rethinking Labour in Africa, Past and Present

    Edited by Lynn Schler, Louise Bethlehem, Galia Sabar

    This book offers a broad range of perspectives on major transformations in the research of labor in Africa contexts over the last twenty years. This is a groundbreaking work by social scientists and historians; adopting innovative paradigms in the study of African laborers,...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment in Africa

    Edited by Toyin Falola, Jessica Achberger

    Series: Routledge African Studies

    While Africa is too often regarded as lying on the periphery of the global political arena, this is not the case. African nations have played an important historical role in world affairs. It is with this understanding that the authors in this volume set out upon researching and writing their...

    Published May 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 May 1st 2013 by Routledge

  4. 'Progress' in Zimbabwe?

    The Past and Present of a Concept and a Country

    Edited by David Moore, Norma Kriger, Brian Raftopoulos

    Zimbabwe's severe crisis - and a possible way out of it with a transitional government, and the new era for which it prepares the ground - demands a coherent scholarly response. 'Progress' can be employed as an organising theme across many disciplinary approaches to Zimbabwe's societal devastation....

    Published March 18th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Belonging in Europe - The African Diaspora and Work

    Edited by Caroline Bressey, Hakim Adi

    This publication does not just mark the presence of black people in Europe, but brings research to a new stage by making connections across Europe through the experience of work and labour. The working experience for black peoples in Europe was not just confined to ports and large urban areas –...

    Published March 12th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Origins of the Libyan Nation

    Colonial Legacy, Exile and the Emergence of a New Nation-State

    By Anna Baldinetti

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    Libya is a typical example of a colonial or external creation. This book addresses the emergence and construction of nation and nationalism, particularly among Libyan exiles in the Mediterranean region. It charts the rise of nationalism from the colonial era and shows how it developed through an...

    Published February 27th 2013 by Routledge

  7. History, Memory, and State-Sponsored Violence

    Time and Justice

    By Berber Bevernage

    Series: Routledge Approaches to History

    Modern historiography embraces the notion that time is irreversible, implying that the past should be imagined as something ‘absent’ or ‘distant.’ Victims of historical injustice, however, in contrast, often claim that the past got ‘stuck’ in the present and that it retains a haunting presence....

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa

    Five Decades of Misrule

    Edited by Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o

    Series: Routledge African Studies

    Bringing together scholars from a wide array of disciplines - including anthropology, economics, history, sociology, and political science - this volume addresses the problems of the regime change and state failure in Africa in the context of the global economy, but from a specifically African...

    Published December 19th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Engaging with a Legacy: Nehemia Levtzion (1935-2003)

    Edited by E. Ann McDougall

    Engaging with a Legacy shows how Nehemia Levtzion shaped our understanding of Islam in Africa and influenced successive scholarly generations in their approach to Islamization, conversion and fundamentalism. The book illuminates his work, career and family life – including his own ‘life vision’ on...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge