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Theory, Knowledge, Development and Politics. What Role for the Academy in the Sustainability of Africa?

Saturday 7 May 2016, author(s)-editor(s) Artwell Nhemachena, Munyaradzi Mawere

This volume interrogates the popularity of problematic theories in the study of Africa and Africans in the 21st century. The book provides ethnographic and intellectual material for scholars seeking to rethink and reimagine a number of externally imposed theories used (un-)consciously in Africa, with the intention of raising awareness and fostering critical thinking amongst scholars theorising Africa. With its theorising focus and contributors drawn from diverse disciplines and geographical locations, the book is both a pacesetter on how to think, research and theorise Africa, and an invaluable asset for social scientists, development practitioners, civil society activists and leaders in the politics and economy of everyday life on the continent. It poses an invitation to those seeking to re-embrace and reconnect with theory as an indispensable ingredient and determinant of quality in critical production and consumption of knowledge on Africa and of relevance to Africans.

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ISBN 9789956763641
Pages 376
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2016
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback