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Critical Dimensions of African Studies: Re-Membering Africa

Jennifer L. de Maio

This volume brings together top researchers, thinkers, and activists from across disciplines to reflect on the study of Africa. Critical Dimensions of African Studies: Re-Membering Africa emphasizes a critique of power structures, the promotion of human liberation, a commitment to social justice and transformation, and critical reflection on the politics of the production and circulation of knowledge of Africa. Editors, Jennifer De Maio, Suzanne Scheld, and Tom Spencer-Walter, organize the book around three related key themes: international/transnational, humanistic, and combined critical theory and practice perspectives. They argue that each theme represents an important dimension of contemporary African and African Diaspora Studies and re-centering these themes within the discipline will help to advance the field. The diverse contributors capture the goal and method for re-membering Africa by reflecting and defining the field from various disciplines in order to consider the history, the critical debates, and the challenges to current views of the status and future direction of African Studies

Book Details

  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publish Date: Sep 12nd, 2023
  • Pages: 278
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.75in - 1.28lb
  • EAN: 9781666917239
  • Categories: Political Ideologies - GeneralWorld - AfricanCultural & Ethnic Studies - African Studies

About the Author

Jennifer L. De Maio is professor of political science at California State University, Northridge.

Suzanne Scheld is professor in the Anthropology Department at California State University, Northridge.

Tom Spencer-Walters is professor emeritus of Africana studies at California State University, Northridge.

Praise for this book

Given an African continent that was dismembered by the violent histories of slavery, colonization, post-colonization and modern forms of economic dispossession, racial hatred and marginalization, and geo-political sabotage by the West, Critical Dimensions of African Studies: Re-membering Africa, undertakes the huge task of re-membering - putting back together - Africa as an indispensable center of interest in global politics, language, pedagogy and culture. This book's theoretical approach of inter-disciplinarity not only gives it a competitive edge in both African Studies and African Diaspora Studies, it also paves the way for collaboration between the two disciplines.--Samuel Kamara, Minnesota State University, Mankato