ISBN 9782869781986
Pages 496
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2006
Publisher CODESRIA, Senegal
Format Paperback

The Study of Africa Volume 2

Global and Transnational Engagements

edited by Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

This is the second of a two-volume work taking stock of the study of Africa in the twenty-first century: its status, research agenda and approaches, and place. It is divided into two parts, the first entitled Globalisation Studies and African Studies, and the second, African Studies in Regional Contexts.

Part two considers: African and area studies in France, the US, the UK, Australia, Germany and Sweden; anti-colonialism and Russian/soviet African studies; African studies in the Caribbean in historical perspective; the teaching of African history and the history of Africa in Brazil; African studies in India; African studies and historiography in China in the twenty-first century; and African studies and contemporary scholarship in Japan.

The other contributors include: Anshan Li, Professor at the Institute of Afro-Asian Studies, Peking University; Alan Cobley, Professor of South African and Comparative History at the University of West Indies; Aparajita Biswas, Professor at the Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai; Bogumil Jewiewicki, Canada research chair in comparative history, Université Laval in Quebec; John McCracken; Monica Lima from the Cap/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; James Mittelman; Peter Probst; Ann Schlyter; Jomo Kwame Sundaram, a prominent Malaysian economist, currently with the UN; and Mashao Yoshida, Professor Emeritus and former Director, the Research Institute of International Studies, Chuba University, Japan.

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About the Editor

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza is widely recognized as one the leading authorities on African economic history. His book, A Modern Economic History of Africa, won the 1994 Noma Award for Publishing in Africa, the continent's most prestigious book award. In 1998 he recieved Special Commendation of the Noma Award for Manufacturing African Studies and Crises. He is also the recipient of Choice Outstanding Academic Title.

Over the years, Zeleza has also established himself as a leading intellectual historian of Africa, with influential publications on the development of ideas and higher education institutions. His scholarly output and reputation also extends to gender studies, human rights studies, and diaspora studies. In 2003 he was appointed by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) to a nine-member advisory board to oversea the publication of "Gender Equality: Striving for Justice in an Unequal World", a research study issued to mark the 10th Anniversary of, and assess progress since, the United Nation's Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing in September 1995.

He is currently working on a project, "Africa and Its Diasporas: Dispersals and Linkages" that seeks to trace the dispersal of African peoples globally (Asia, Europe, and the Americas), the formation of African diasporas in different world regions, and the linkages established between these diasporas and Africa over the centuries. The project is funded by a $200,000 grant from the Ford Foundation.

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza is currently Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

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