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The Idea Of Africa / Edition 1
     

The Idea Of Africa / Edition 1

by V. Y. Mudimbe
 

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ISBN-10: 0253208726

ISBN-13: 9780253208729

Pub. Date: 11/01/1994

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"... this is a remarkable book. It will occupy a significant place in the critical literature of African Studies." —International Journal of African Historical Studies

"To read Mudimbe is to walk through a museum of many exhibits in the company of an erudite companion who explains, with much learned commentary, what you are seeing."—American

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"... this is a remarkable book. It will occupy a significant place in the critical literature of African Studies." —International Journal of African Historical Studies

"To read Mudimbe is to walk through a museum of many exhibits in the company of an erudite companion who explains, with much learned commentary, what you are seeing."—American Anthropologist

"Mudimbe’s sympathetic yet rigorous accounts of such diverse Africanist discourses as Herskovits’s cultural relativism and contemporary Afrocentricity bring to the surface the underlying goals and contexts in which these were produced." —Ivan Karp

A sequel to his highly acclaimed The Invention of Africa, this is V. Y. Mudimbe’s exploration of how the "idea" of Africa was constructed by the Western world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253208729
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1994
Series:
African Systems of Thought Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
973,563
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

I. Symbols and the Interpretation of the African Past
II. Which Idea of Africa?
III. The Power of the Greek Paradigm
IV. Domestication and the Conflict of Memories
V. Reprendre

Coda

Bibliography
Index

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