Africa at the Crossroads: Theorising Fundamentalisms in the 21st Century by Artwell NhemachenaAfrica at the Crossroads: Theorising Fundamentalisms in the 21st Century by Artwell Nhemachena

Africa at the Crossroads: Theorising Fundamentalisms in the 21st Century

byArtwell Nhemachena, Munyaradzi Mawere

Paperback | April 11, 2017

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This volume interrogates and theorises various forms of fundamentalism and fetishism that impinge on Africa and the African people. The book valiantly rethinks and unpacks these forms of fundamentalisms and fetishisms, offering in the process critical vistas for students, scholars and activists on matters of decoloniality and transformation. By meticulously and painstakingly unpacking pertinent issues, the book provides unparalleled intellectual milestones and platforms for the oncoming revolution and quest for justice in the form of decoloniality and transformation. Drawing from several disciplinary domains such as Development Studies, Security Studies, Political Anthropology and Sociology, Economic Anthropology and Social studies, English Studies, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, and drawing from scholars from across different universities in the Southern African region, the book provides multiple lenses from which to understand the complex goings on in a continent that can no longer afford to simply fold hands and watch while its citizens suffer multiple forms of coloniality, fetishisms and fundamentalisms.

Artwell Nhemachena holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town. He has lectured at a number of universities in Zimbabwe. Currently he lectures in Sociology at the University of Namibia. His research interests include knowledge production, relational ontologies, and decoloniality. He is a laureate and active memb...
Title:Africa at the Crossroads: Theorising Fundamentalisms in the 21st CenturyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:330 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.74 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.74 inPublished:April 11, 2017Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9956764086

ISBN - 13:9789956764082


Table of Contents

Chapter One: Theorising Fundamentalisms and  Fetishisms in the 21st Century
Chapter Two:  “Humanitarian” Fundamentalism:  Interrogating “Global” Processes of  Fishing in African Troubled Waters
Chapter Three: On the Coloniality of Research in Africa
Chapter Four: Poverty and Fundamentalism in Africa
Chapter Five: Questioning the Cult of the State:  Evangelicals on the Zimbabwean  National Pledge 2014-2016
Chapter Six: Foot Soldiers of the New Empire  or Horizontal Saviours?
Chapter Seven: Dismantling Fundamentalisms in Science
Chapter Eight: Fetishisation of Knowledge: A Case of  Patriotic History in Zimbabwe
Chapter Nine: History, Culture, Religion and  [Under-]development in Africa
Chapter Ten: Interfacing the Past and the Present
Chapter Eleven: A Constitutional ‘Gamble’: Re-visiting the  COPAC Driven Constitutional Making  Process in Zimbabwe