Reframing Contemporary Africa Politics Economics and Culture in the Global Era

At last, a book showcases the complexities and paradoxes of Africa’s recent and more distant history, while avoiding simplistic, Eurocentric conceptualizations of “black Africa.” With this book, Peyi Soyinka-Aiwerele and Rita Kiki ...


Author: Peyi Soyinka Airewele

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 087289407X

Category: Political Science

Page: 412

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It is impossible to study Africa without understanding the debate about how to study Africa. At last, a book showcases the complexities and paradoxes of Africa's recent and more distant history, while avoiding simplistic, Eurocentric conceptualizations of "black Africa." With this book, Peyi Soyinka-Aiwerele and Rita Kiki Edozie offer students the background and perspectives they need to comprehend the dynamics of the continent as well as a clear path through the current literature and scholarly debate. With a cross-disciplinary approach that features political, historical, and economic analysis as well as popular culture and sociological views on contemporary issues, Reframing Contemporary Africa provides an unparalleled breadth of coverage. Essays written by a distinguished and international group of scholars--including William Ackah, Pius Adesanmi, Susan Craddock, Caroline Elkins, Siba Grovogui, Mahmood Mamdani, Mutua Makau, Celestin Monga, Wole Soyinka, and Paul Tiyambe Zeleza--are designed to distill original scholarship for undergraduate readers. Each contribution helps students engage with the work and arguments of luminaries while exposing them to renowned African thinkers. Contributors deliver analysis that allows students to see beyond the clichés commonly presented in the media (and even in scholarship), and helpful section openers by Soyinka-Airewele and Edozie frame forthcoming chapters, giving important thematic and historical context. Reframing Contemporary Africa will certainly provoke new debate and reflection, not merely about African issues and politics, but also about the West and its framing of Africa.

The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics

“Engendering African History: A Tale of Sex, Politics, and Power,” in Soyinka-
Aiewele and K. Edozie (eds), Reframing Contemporary Africa: Politics, Culture
and Society in the Global Era (pp. 291–306). Washington, DC: CQ Press. Enloe,


Author: A. Carl LeVan

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780198804307

Category: Political Science

Page: 832

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The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics offers a comprehensive analysis of Nigeria's very rich history and ever changing politics to its readers. It provides a deep understanding of Nigeria's socio-political evolution and experience by covering broad range of political issues and historical eras. The volume encompasses 44 chapters organized thematically into essays covering history, political institutions, civil society, economic and social policy, identity and insecurity, and Nigeria in a globalized world. By identifying many of the classic debates in Nigerian politics, the chapters serve as an authoritative introduction to Africa's most populous country. The chapters are interdisciplinary, introducing readers to classic debates and key research on Nigeria, as well as new methodologies, new data, and a compelling corpus of research questions for the next generation of researchers and readers interested in Africa.

Globalization and Socio Cultural Processes in Contemporary Africa

Reframing Contemporary Africa: Politics, Economics, and Culture in the Global
Era. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press. Mhando, M. R. 2015. “Globalization and
African Cinema: Distribution and Reception in the Anglophone Region.” In
Globalization ...


Author: Eunice N. Sahle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137519146

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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In different but complementary ways, the chapters in this collection provide a deeper understanding of socio-cultural processes in various parts of the African continent. They do so in the context of contemporary mediated processes of globalization, and emphasize the agency of Africans.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Rights

Perspectives on Africa: A reader in culture, history and representation. Oxford:
Blackwell. ... In: P. SoyinkaAirewele and R.K. Edozie, eds, Reframing
contemporary Africa: Politics, culture, and society in the global era. Washington,
DC: CQ Press ...


Author: Rajini Srikanth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351058414

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Rights: History, Politics, Practice is an edited collection that brings together analyses of human rights work from multiple disciplines. Within the academic sphere, this book will garner interest from scholars who are invested in human rights as a field of study, as well as those who research, and are engaged in, the praxis of human rights. Referring to the historical and cross-cultural study of human rights, the volume engages with disciplinary debates in political philosophy, gender and women’s studies, Global South/Third World studies, international relations, psychology, and anthropology. At the same time, the authors employ diverse methodologies including oral history, theoretical and discourse analysis, ethnography, and literary and cinema studies. Within the field of human rights studies, this book attends to the critical academic gap on interdisciplinary and praxis-based approaches to the field, as opposed to a predominantly legalistic focus, drawing from case studies from a wide range of contexts in the Global South, including Bangladesh, Colombia, Haiti, India, Mexico, Palestine, and Sudan, as well as from Australia and the United States in the Global North. For students who will go on to become researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and activists, this collection of essays will demonstrate the multifaceted landscape of human rights and the multiple forces (philosophical, political, cultural, economic, historical) that affect it.

African Art Reframed

reframing of African art at the Beaubourg. For them, a new conception of
contemporary African art was also at stake. FIGURE 2.5. Centre Georges
Pompidou floor plan in Paris. This “axonometric diagram of departments and
spaces” was ...


Author: Bennetta Jules-Rosette

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252052156

Category: Art

Page: 392

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Once seen as a collection of artifacts and ritual objects, African art now commands respect from museums and collectors. Bennetta Jules-Rosette and J.R. Osborn explore the reframing of African art through case studies of museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Africa. The authors take a three-pronged approach. Part One ranges from curiosity cabinets to virtual websites to offer a history of ethnographic and art museums and look at their organization and methods of reaching out to the public. In the second part, the authors examine museums as ecosystems and communities within communities, and they use semiotic methods to analyze images, signs, and symbols drawn from the experiences of curators and artists. The third part introduces innovative strategies for displaying, disseminating, and reclaiming African art. The authors also propose how to reinterpret the art inside and outside the museum and show ways of remixing the results. Drawing on extensive conversations with curators, collectors, and artists, African Art Reframed is an essential guide to building new exchanges and connections in the dynamic worlds of African and global art.

Human Rights in Africa

Reframing Contemporary Africa: Beyond Global Imaginaries.” In Reframing
Contemporary Africa: Politics, Economics, and Culture in the Global Era, edited
by Peri SoyinkaAirewele and Rita Kiki Edozie. Washington, DC: CQ Press. Taylor


Author: Eunice N. Sahle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137519153

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

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This edited collection explores key human rights themes and situates them in the context of developments on the African continent. It examines critical debates in human rights bringing together conceptually and empirically rich contributions from leading thinkers in human rights and African studies. Drawing on scholarly insights from the fields of constitutional law, human rights, development, feminist studies, public health, and media studies, the volume contributes to scholarly debates on constitutionalism, the right to water, securitization of development, environmental and transitional justice, sexual rights, conflict and gender-based violence, the right to development, and China’s deepening role in Africa. Consequently, it makes an important scholarly intervention on timely issues pertaining to the African continent and beyond.

Reframing African Political Economy

This paper examines the underlying assumptions about socioeconomic transformation within the dominant approaches to the political economy of African countries.


Author: Hazel Gray


ISBN: OCLC:1196161733



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This paper examines the underlying assumptions about socioeconomic transformation within the dominant approaches to the political economy of African countries. We argue that the dominant frameworks within African Studies miss important aspects of contemporary processes of socioeconomic change. As an alternative, we argue that political settlements theory provides a better theoretical framework through which to understand contemporary African political economy. We set out the major assumptions and trace the intellectual landscape in which to locate the Political Settlement approach in a way which highlights the distinctions with existing dominant approaches in African studies. The paper then goes on to explain the underlying assumptions about capitalist transformation and the drivers of clientelism embedded within a political settlements approach. We explain how variations in politics and clientelism stem from variations in the distribution of power across countries and how these variations affect the process of capitalist transformation. The paper outlines the implications of the Political Settlements approach for the study of African political economy. It argues that there is not one African political economy, because the distribution of power is quite diverse across African countries; rather, what has accounted for many similarities in African experiences is to be found in the size and capabilities of domestic capitalists and the historical construction of relations between domestic capitalists and the state over time. In concluding, we propose the contours of a new research agenda based on the Political Settlements approach.


2nd ed . ABCCLIO , Jan . 2008 . $ 55 . 00 ISBN 9781598840414 Michael Schmidt
and Lucien van der Walt . AK Press , Mar . 2008 . $ 24 . 95 ISBN 9781904859680
Reframing Contemporary Africa , by Peyi Soyinka - Airewele and Kiki Edozie .




ISBN: STANFORD:36105123444304

Category: Academic libraries


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Women and Politics Around the World

She recently coedited a volume , with Peyi Soyinka - Airwele , Reframing
Contemporary Africa : Politics , Economics and Culture in a Global Era ( CQ
Press , 2008 ) . Christina Fiig holds a PhD in political science and gender studies
. She is ...


Author: Joyce Gelb


ISBN: 1851099883

Category: Feminism

Page: 207

View: 798

A unique two-volume examination of the progress women have made in achieving political equality, Women and Politics around the World addresses both transnational and gender-related issues as well as specific conditions in more than 20 different countries. Women have made significant progress toward equal political representation in the United States and around the world, but true equality may be a long way away. Though women represent more than half of the world's population, they account for only 15 percent of its elected officials, and their particular concerns often go unaddressed in the political sphere. Women and Politics around the World: A Comparative History and Survey is an exploration of the role of women in political systems worldwide, as well as an examination of how government actions in various countries impact the lives of the female population. Women and Politics around the World divides its coverage into two volumes. The first looks at such crucial issues facing women today as health policy, civil rights, and education, comparing conditions around the world. The second volume profiles 22 different countries, representing a broad range of governments, economies, and cultures. Each profile looks at the history and current state of women's political and economic participation in a particular country, and includes an in-depth look at a representative policy. The result is a resource unlike any other - one that gives students, researchers, and other interested readers a fresh new way of investigating a truly global issue. This title features: topical essays on a broad range of gender-related policy issues, written by international scholars; focused explorations of women's political and economic progress in more than 20 individual countries; more than 70 photographs of both elected officials and women from all walks of life in countries around the world; more than 50 tables and charts presenting relevant data; and, approximately 20 sidebars

From Human Trafficking to Human Rights

Throughout this volume, the argument is clear: a deep human rights approach can improve analysis and response by recovering human rights principles that match protection with empowerment and recognize the interdependence of social rights ...


Author: Alison Brysk

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812205731

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 997

Over the last decade, public, political, and scholarly attention has focused on human trafficking and contemporary forms of slavery. Yet as human rights scholars Alison Brysk and Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick argue, most current work tends to be more descriptive and focused on trafficking for sexual exploitation. In From Human Trafficking to Human Rights, Brysk, Choi-Fitzpatrick, and a cast of experts demonstrate that it is time to recognize human trafficking as more a matter of human rights and social justice, rooted in larger structural issues relating to the global economy, human security, U.S. foreign policy, and labor and gender relations. Such reframing involves overcoming several of the most difficult barriers to the development of human rights discourse: women's rights as human rights, labor rights as a confluence of structure and agency, the interdependence of migration and discrimination, the ideological and policy hegemony of the United States in setting the terms of debate, and a politics of global justice and governance. Throughout this volume, the argument is clear: a deep human rights approach can improve analysis and response by recovering human rights principles that match protection with empowerment and recognize the interdependence of social rights and personal freedoms. Together, contributors to the volume conclude that rethinking trafficking requires moving our orientation from sex to slavery, from prostitution to power relations, and from rescue to rights. On the basis of this argument, From Human Trafficking to Human Rights offers concrete policy approaches to improve the global response necessary to end slavery responsibly.

Decolonizing Political Communication in Africa

This book uses decolonisation as a lens to interrogate political communication styles, performance, and practice in Africa and the diaspora.


Author: Beschara Sharlene Karam


ISBN: 036754430X

Category: Communication in politics

Page: 264

View: 160

This book uses decolonisation as a lens to interrogate political communication styles, performance, and practice in Africa and the diaspora. The book interrogates the theory and practice of political communication, using decolonial research methods to begin a process of self-reflexivity and the creation of a new approach to knowledge production about African political communication. In doing so, it explores political communication approaches that might until recently have been considered subversive or dissident: forms of political communication that served to challenge imposed western norms and to empower African citizens and their histories. Centring African scholarship, the book draws on case studies from across the continent, including Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of politics, media and communication in Africa.

Representation of sub Saharan Africa in contemporary French literature and film

... Coding the Exotic : Le Clezio's Reframing of Sub - Saharan Africa . More than
one century after the publication of Loti's Le Roman d'Un Spahi , JeanMarie
Gustave Le Clezio published Onitsha ( 1991 ) , the second contemporary novel
under ...


Author: Olubunmi Oludolapo Ashaolu




Page: 574

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Reframing Bodies

Habit shifts between Bordowitz's life in Chicago and footage he shot in South
Africa during the Thirteenth International ... in terms of the discourse of a shared
humanity , which has been deployed in contemporary AIDS documentaries like
the ...


Author: Roger Hallas

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: UOM:39076002846306

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 319

View: 919

DIVExamines how queer filmmakers and viedographers bore witness to the historical trauma of the AIDS epidemic in the late 1980s and 1990s./div

South African Visual Culture

... become irrelevant , for the larger , global contexts from which many musical
and other youth cultural phenomena have emerged are constantly reframed and
remade to suit the particular needs and concerns of contemporary South Africa .


Author: Jeanne Van Eeden

Publisher: Van Schaik Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015062611978

Category: Art and anthropology

Page: 269

View: 482

This title argues that because we are so immersed in visual imagery, we need to be able to engage with it critically. The authors show, in various ways, that the visuality of contemporary culture can be seen as one of the primary carriers of ideas.

Reframing Discussions

... discussion of Athenian and Spartan work ethics in one secondary school
classroom implicitly indexed class members , creating a subtext about
contemporary race relations and welfare that negatively constructed African
American students .


Author: Michael B. Sherry


ISBN: MSU:31293031636636

Category: Communication in education

Page: 510

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Recitations and discussions are two types of interactions which have long been of interest to researchers who study classroom discourse in secondary English and Social Studies. According to research, teachers control the discourse during recitations through "inauthentic" questions requiring pre-specified answers. In contrast, discussions involve shared control and include "authentic" questions allowing multiple interpretations. This research has described recitations and discussions as opposites. Moreover, recitations and discussions have primarily been distinguished by who speaks and how many answers are possible. In defining these interactions in terms of stable categories and a multiplicity of voices and interpretations, little attention has been paid to dynamic relationships created through discourse during these interactions: If recitations appear to be so persistent, how might they be "reframed" as discussions through negotiation of the roles, relationships, and responses that are possible and appropriate in an interaction? If discussions involve not only expressing multiple opinions but also engaging with texts and responding to others' perspectives, how do speakers relate their experiences to the topic and build on others' contributions? My dissertation addressed discussions in terms of dynamic, discursive relationships through sociolinguistic discourse analysis of field notes, class transcripts, written reflections, and interviews on 28 lessons over one year in an urban 10th grade English class, a suburban 9th grade Social Studies class, and a rural 12th grade Composition class. Based on this research, I make the following claims. Recitations and discussions are not stable discourse patterns determined by individual speakers or individual turns in conversation. In contrast with prior English and Social Studies education research, the teacher's intended purpose did not necessarily determine the nature of the interaction, and inauthentic/authentic questions were not necessarily indicators of recitations/discussions. Rather, the discourse seemed to depend on how the interactional frame could be (re)negotiated among teacher and students. Recitations were reframed as discussions by relating students to the topic through "animation" and by relating different opinions to each other via "double voicing." "Animation" that cast students as figures in a historical/literary event reframed recitations as discussions by describing the topic as one with which students could identify. This finding adds to English and Social Studies education research on how envisionment of story worlds can increase students' comprehension/engagement and on how imagining themselves into events can increase students' empathy/authority. "Double voicing" students' comments reframed recitations as discussions by repeating what others had said in ways that provoked debate. This finding adds to English and Social Studies education research on how asking questions about what others have just said can contribute to discussion and on how interpretive questions encourage debate. Discussions can depend on the framing of other classroom interactions. Activities that preceded and followed discussions, in these data, shaped the frame for discussions. The framing of similar activities among teacher and students during previous classes shaped the frame for discussions. Repeated renegotiation of the frame led to emergence of genres, or types, of discussions. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest llc. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:].


contemporary cultural production in South Africa Rose Art Museum, South African
National Gallery, Iziko Museums of ... explosive essay, "Reframing the Black
Subject: ldeology and Fantasy in Contemporary South African Representation," ...


Author: Rose Art Museum


ISBN: STANFORD:36105020524695

Category: Art

Page: 92

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Reframing the 1945 1965 Suburb

A National Conference on Contemporary Public Policy, Design, and Scholarship
: Supplemental Reader ... to feel.65 Gang - related crime has increased at
Lakewood Center , often involving African - Americans , and thus reinforcing
residents ...




ISBN: MINN:31951D03639822S

Category: Architecture and society


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South African Art Now

My essay , “ Reframing the ... Contemporary Art from South Africa ( Oslo :
Riksutstillnger , 1997 ) , p . 20-36 . See brenda Atkinson , ed . , Grey Areas :
Representation , identity , and Politics in Contemporary South African Art (
Johannesburg ...


Author: Sue Williamson

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: UCSD:31822037432911

Category: Art

Page: 320

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A lavishly illustrated tribute to the roles of artists and art in the evolution of apartheid South Africa draws on a variety of mediums from painting and sculpture to photography and video, in a volume that is complemented by essays by leading art critics including Okwui Enwezor and Rose Lee Goldberg.

Dance Community

THE CONTEMPORARY ... ( r ) evolution ” continue to reframe rapidly shifting
relationships and identities as they create and perform in Africa and abroad .


Author: Congress on Research in Dance. Conference


ISBN: UCSC:32106018411519

Category: Dance

Page: 278

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Africa Development

Legassick , M , and Rassool , C. , 2000 , Skeletons in the Cupboard : South
African Museums and the Trade in Human ... Murray , N. , 2006 , “ Reframing the “
Contemporary ” , Architecture and the Postcolony ' in T.Deckler , A. Graupner and




ISBN: UCBK:C098782258

Category: Africa


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A quarterly journal of the Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa = Revue trimestrielle du conseil pour le développement de la recherche economique et sociale en Afrique.