Understanding Contemporary Africa / Edition 5

Understanding Contemporary Africa / Edition 5

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by April A. Gordon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1588268470

ISBN-13: 9781588268471

Pub. Date: 10/28/2012

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

This new edition of Understanding Contemporary Africa has been thoroughly revised to reflect the many significant events and trends of the past six years—seismic political changes, the impact of the new information technology, the strong presence of China and other foreign powers, and much more. The authors provide current analyses not only of history, politics,…  See more details below

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This new edition of Understanding Contemporary Africa has been thoroughly revised to reflect the many significant events and trends of the past six years—seismic political changes, the impact of the new information technology, the strong presence of China and other foreign powers, and much more. The authors provide current analyses not only of history, politics, and economics, but also geography, environmental concerns, population shifts, and social and cultural issues. Each topic is covered in an accessible style, but with reference to the latest scholarship. Maps, photographs, and a table of basic political data enhance the text, which has made its place as the best available introduction to this diverse and complex continent.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588268471
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
101,779
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
1Introduction1
2Africa: A Geographic Preface7
3The Historical Context23
4African Politics55
5The Economies of Africa101
6African International Relations143
7Population, Urbanization, and AIDS189
8Africa's Environmental Problems217
9Family and Kinship245
10Women and Development271
11Religion in Africa299
12African Literature331
13South Africa371
14Trends and Prospects409
List of Acroyms421
Glossary425
Basic Political Data439
The Contributors457
Index459
About the Book477

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