Africa

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Overview

Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1977, Africa has established itself as the most popular introductory text for African studies courses in North America. This third edition has been completely revised and brought up to date since the 1986 edition, reflecting changes in African society and politics, and in the scholarship available on this vast and complex continent.

Contents
I. Introduction
1. Africa: Problems and Perspectives. Phyllis M. Martin and Patrick O'Meara
2. The Contemporary Map of Africa. Michael L. McNulty
II. The African Past
3. Prehistoric Africa. Kathy D. Schick
4. Aspects of Early African History. John Lamphear and Toyin Falola
5. Islam and African Societies. John H. Hanson
6. Africa and Europe before 1900. Curtis A. Keim
7. The Colonial Era. Sheldon Gellar
8. Decolonization, Independence, and the Failure of Politics. Edmond J. Keller
III. Society and Culture
9. Social Organization in Africa. John C. McCall
10. Economic Life in African Villages and Towns. Mahir Saul
11. African Systems of Thought. Ivan Karp
12. African Art. Patrick McNaughton and Diane Pelrine
13. African Music Performed. Ruth M. Stone
14. Popular Culture in Urban Africa. Dele Jegede
15. African Literature. Eileen Julien
16. Social Change in Contemporary Africa. Claire Robertson
17. Law and Society in Contemporary Africa. Takyiwaa Manuh
IV. Economics and Politics
18. African Politics since Independence. N. Brian Winchester
19. Economic Change in Contemporary Africa. Sara Berry
20. The African Development Crisis. Richard Stryker and Stephen N. Ndegwa
21. South Africa. C. R. D. Halisi and Patrick O'Meara
Africana Resources for Undergraduates: A Bibliographic Essay. Nancy J. Schmidt

Indiana University Press

"It is an attractive and scholarly book...and provides an excellent introductory overview of the continent in the past and the present."--Africa

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253329165
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 1.47 (d)

Meet the Author

PHYLLIS M. MARTIN is Professor of History at Indiana University. PATRICK O’MEARA, former Director of the African Studies Program at Indiana University, is now Dean for International Programs.

Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Africa: Problems and Perspectives 3
2 The Contemporary Map of Africa 10
3 Prehistoric Africa 49
4 Aspects of Early African History 73
5 Islam and African Societies 97
6 Africa and Europe before 1900 115
7 The Colonial Era 135
8 Decolonization, Independence, and the Failure of Politics 156
9 Social Organization in Africa 175
10 Economic Life in African Villages and Towns 190
11 African Systems of Thought 211
12 African Art 223
13 African Music Performed 257
14 Popular Culture in Urban Africa 273
15 African Literature 295
16 Social Change in Contemporary Africa 313
17 Law and Society in Contemporary Africa 330
18 African Politics since Independence 347
19 Economic Change in Contemporary Africa 359
20 The African Development Crisis 375
21 South Africa 395
Africana Resources for Undergraduates: A Bibliographic Essay 413
Index 435
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