African Postsocialisms by Kelly M. AskewAfrican Postsocialisms by Kelly M. Askew

African Postsocialisms

EditorKelly M. Askew, M. Anne Pitcher

Paperback | June 20, 2006

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During the 1980s, political and economic shifts of historic proportions dealt fatal blows to socialist regimes systems worldwide as they succumbed to processes of structural adjustment, economic liberalization, and political pluralism. Although scholars have written in depth on the downfall ofsocialist and communist regimes in the former Soviet Union and East and Central Europe, the impact of these changes on socialist states in Africa was no less monumental. This pathbreaking collection of papers documents the fate of African postsocialist states. Scholars from anthropology, geography, history, and political science provide thought-provoking essays on the legacies, transformations, and/or erasure of socialism. Irrespective of their discipline, theyargue that only ethnographically-informed cases studies (here of Tanzania, Mozambique, Congo-PR, and Ethiopia), rather than analyses of state rhetoric, can reveal the variety of the postsocialisms that have arisen from a "plurality of socialisms". Published as a special issue of the journal "Africa"(vol 76.1)
Kelly M. Askew is Associate Professor, Anthropology and Afroamerican and African Studies and the Director, African Studies Center at the University of Michigan.
Title:African PostsocialismsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:June 20, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:074862483X

ISBN - 13:9780748624836