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On Spiritual Strivings
On Spiritual Strivings (June 2006)
Transforming an African American Woman's Academic Life
Cynthia B. Dillard - Author

2008 AESA Critics’ Choice Award

Offers both a theoretical and concrete example of what W. E. B. Du Bois called “spiritual strivings.”

This engaging book offers a personal look at how centering spirituality in an academic life transforms its very foundations—its epistemology, paradigm, and methods—and becomes the site for spiritual healing and service to the world....(Read More)
 
 
Family Matters
Family Matters (March 2006)
Feminist Concepts in African Philosophy of Culture
Nkiru Uwechia Nzegwu - Author

Charts new trends in gender studies through a compelling analysis of Igbo society.

Prior to European colonialism, Igboland, a region in Nigeria, was a nonpatriarchal, nongendered society governed by separate but interdependent political systems for men and women. In the last one hundred fifty years, the Igbo family has undergone vast structural changes in response to a barrage of cultural forces. Critically rereading ...(Read More)
 
 
African Fiction and Joseph Conrad
African Fiction and Joseph Conrad (December 2004)
Reading Postcolonial Intertextuality
Byron Caminero-Santangelo - Author

Interrogates the "writing back to the center" approach to intertextuality and explores alternatives to it.

"Byron Caminero-Santangelo exposes the limitations of the hegemonic 'writing back to the center' model and offers an alternative approach that emphasizes the constitutive creativity of postcolonial cultural producers. The subtlety of his reasoning and the brilliance of his close readings will make ...(Read More)
 
 
Africa Through Ghanaian Lenses
Africa Through Ghanaian Lenses (January 2004)
Samuel E. Quainoo - Editor

A collection of lectures delivered during the Fulbright Hays Scholar program in Ghana.

Africa Through Ghanaian Lenses is a compilation of lectures delivered by academics and government officials of Ghana during the Fulbright Hays Scholar program in Ghana. The articles critically discuss historical as well as contemporary issues of Ghana in particular and Africa in general. This project was made possible ...(Read More)
 
 
Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere
Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere (October 2003)
Oyeronke Olajubu - Author
Jacob K. Olupona - Foreword by

An exploration of gender and power relations in Yoruba religion—both Christianity and Yoruba traditional religion.

Drawing on a wide range of oral and written sources, this book shows that women occupy a central place in the religious worldview and life of the Yoruba people and shows how men and women engage in mutually beneficial roles in the Yoruba religious sphere. It explores how gender issues play out in two...(Read More)
 
 
Political Identity and Social Change
Political Identity and Social Change (November 2002)
The Remaking of the South African Social Order
Jamie Frueh - Author
Nicholas Onuf - Foreword by

Explores issues of political identity and the social changes that ended apartheid in South Africa.

Political Identity and Social Change builds upon the constructivist theory of political identity to explore the social changes that accompanied the end of apartheid in South Africa. To gain a better understanding of how structures of identity changed along with the rest of South Africa’s institutions, Frueh analyz...(Read More)
 
 
Brickyards to Graveyards
Brickyards to Graveyards (September 2002)
From Production to Genocide in Rwanda
Villia Jefremovas - Author

Explores how the conditions that shaped Rwanda's labor organization and industries also shaped Rwanda's genocide.

Brickyards to Graveyards examines how the overidealized picture of Rwanda as the darling of the world community in the 1980s was shattered amidst the genocide that occurred a decade later. The brick and tile industries of Rwanda provide a microcosm to examine the transformation of gender, class, and ...(Read More)
 
 
Diversity, Multiculturalism and Social Justice
Diversity, Multiculturalism and Social Justice (August 2002)
Seth N. Asumah - Editor
Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo - Editor

An interdisciplinary reader exploring issues related to diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice.

Diversity, Multiculturalism and Social Justice is a multidisciplinary reader for undergraduates taking courses in a wide variety of topics in Multicultural and Diversity Studies, International Studies, Minority and Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, African American Studies, African Studies, an...(Read More)
 
 
Whiteness Just Isn't What It Used To Be
Whiteness Just Isn't What It Used To Be (August 2001)
White Identity in a Changing South Africa
Melissa Steyn - Author

Winner of the 2002 Outstanding Book Award, National Communication Association, International and Intercultural Communication Division

Narratively explores how the changes in South Africa's social and political structure are changing the white population's identity and sense of self.

The election of 1994, which heralded the demise of Apartheid as a legally enforced institutionalization of &qu...(Read More)

 
 
A Comparative Political Economy of Tunisia and Morocco
A Comparative Political Economy of Tunisia and Morocco (July 2001)
On the Outside of Europe Looking In
Gregory White - Author

Examines how rising economic integration with Europe impacts Tunisia and Morocco.

This book examines the profound impact of European integration on two North African countries, Tunisia and Morocco. Confronting the theoretical literatures on the "entanglements" of the domestic and international realms, and the intricate role played by the middle-income state in the international arena, White provides the firs...(Read More)
 
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