African Modernities
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192 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

13 b/w illus.

Imprint: James Currey

African Modernities

Entangled Meanings in Current Debate

Edited by Jan-Georg Deutsch

by Peter Probst and Heike I. Schmidt

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This is a collection of original studies investigating the multifaceted notion of African modernities.

The authors examine ideas and practices of modernity as well as the implication of its meaning in current acadamic debate. Both perspectives are thoroughly interdependent, but they are often presented as distinct and opposed to each other. One of the main aims of this volume is to show just how they are related, and how they form a deeply entangled subject that continues to shape and affect the notion of modernity in Africa.
"The value of African modernities is that it brings together a range of scholars hailing from different disciplines (anthropology, sociology, history, literature and philosophy), all attempting to think through the paradox of present-day Africa...Since there is no single answer, insights are generated by judicious questioning rather than by simplistic conclusions." Patrick Chabal, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
"Discussions of modernity are plentiful at present. This interdisciplinary collection - from history to anthropology and from sociology to philosophy - brings some of these wider issues and controversies to bear upon African Studies. I am not aware of another collection or book that quite accomplishes this." Donald Donham, Emory University

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9780852557921

June 2002

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Title Details

192 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

13 b/w illus.

Imprint: James Currey