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The Political Economy of Everyday Life in Africa: Beyond the Margins

What are the fundamental issues, processes, agency and dynamics that shape the political economy of life in modern Africa? In this book, the contributors – experts in anthropology, history, politicalscience, economics, conflict and peace studies, philosophy and language – examine the opportunities and constraints placed on living, livelihoods and sustainable life on the continent. Reflecting on why and how the political economy of life approach is essential for understanding the social…

Nation As Grand Narrative

Pub Date : 2016-05-15 | Author : Wale Adebanwi | Publisher : University of Rochester Press

ISBN 10 : 1580465552
ISBN 13 : 9781580465557

A methodical analysis of relations of domination and subordination through media narratives of nationhood in an African context...

The Political Economy Of Third World Intervention

Pub Date : 1991-11-01 | Author : David N. Gibbs | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 0226290719
ISBN 13 : 9780226290713

Interventionism—the manipulation of the internal politics of one country by another—has long been a feature of international relations. The practice shows no signs of abating, ..

South Africa Pushed To The Limit

Pub Date : 2013-07-04 | Author : Hein Marais | Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN 10 : 9781780320830
ISBN 13 : 1780320833

Since 1994, the democratic government in South Africa has worked hard at improving the lives of the black majority, yet close to half the population lives in poverty, jobs are scar..

Marginal Gains

Pub Date : 2004-03-01 | Author : Jane I. Guyer | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 0226311155
ISBN 13 : 9780226311159

In America, almost all the money in circulation passes through financial institutions every day. But in Nigeria's "cash and carry" system, 90 percent of the currency never comes ba..

Off The Books

Pub Date : 2009-06-30 | Author : Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 0674044649
ISBN 13 : 9780674044647

In this revelatory book, Sudhir Venkatesh takes us into Maquis Park, a poor black neighborhood on Chicago's Southside, to explore the desperate and remarkable ways in which a commu..

Collective Courage

Pub Date : 2014-05-02 | Author : Jessica Gordon Nembhard | Publisher : Penn State Press

ISBN 10 : 9780271064550
ISBN 13 : 0271064552

In Collective Courage, Jessica Gordon Nembhard chronicles African American cooperative business ownership and its place in the movements for Black civil rights and economic equalit..

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