Africa, Fourth Edition

Paperback | April 18, 2014

EditorMaria Grosz-ngaté, John H. Hanson, Patrick O'meara

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Since the publication of the first edition in 1977, Africa has established itself as a leading resource for teaching, business, and scholarship. This fourth edition has been completely revised and focuses on the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Africa. The volume emphasizes contemporary culture-civil and social issues, art, religion, and the political scene-and provides an overview of significant themes that bear on Africa's place in the world. Historically grounded, Africa provides a comprehensive view of the ways that African women and men have constructed their lives and engaged in collective activities at the local, national, and global levels.

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Since the publication of the first edition in 1977, Africa has established itself as a leading resource for teaching, business, and scholarship. This fourth edition has been completely revised and focuses on the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Africa. The volume emphasizes contemporary culture-civil and social issues, art, relig...

Maria Grosz-Ngaté is an anthropologist and Associate Director of the African Studies Program at Indiana University. She has conducted long-term research in Mali and Senegal with a focus on rural social transformations, gender, and Islam.John H. Hanson is Associate Professor of History at Indiana University and an editor of History in A...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 18, 2014Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253012929

ISBN - 13:9780253012920

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Africa: A Geographic Frame
James Delehanty
2. Legacies of the Past: Themes in African History
John Akare Aden and John H. Hanson
3. Social Relations: Family, Kinship, and Community
Maria Grosz-Ngaté
4. Making a Living: African Livelihoods
Gracia Clark and Katherine Wiley
5. Religions in Africa
John H. Hanson
6. Urban Spaces, Lives, and Projects in Africa
Karen Tranberg Hansen
7. Health, Illness, and Healing in African Societies
Tracy J. Luedke
8. Visual Art in Africa
Patrick McNaughton and Diane Pelrine
9. African Music Flows
Daniel B. Reed and Ruth M. Stone
10. Literature in Africa
Eileen Julien
11. African Film
Akin Adesokan
12. African Politics and the Future of Democracy
Amos Sawyer, Lauren M. MacLean and Carolyn E. Holmes
13. Development in Africa: Tempered Hope
Raymond Muhula and Stephen N. Ndegwa
14. Human Rights in Africa
Takyiwaa Manuh
15. Print and Electronic Resources
Marion Frank-Wilson

Contributors
Index

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"This fourth edition of Africa is an outstanding up-to-date introductory text that discusses a range of subjects, from contemporary social and political relations to health, illness and healing; from economic development to literature, the visual arts and rural and urban life. Well-written and appropriate for both students and the general reader, this volume brings to life Africa's past, and its many present-day 21st century realities.No other text covers so much and yet remains so accessible." -Sandra E. Greene, Cornell University