About African studies

See also: African studies programs |African studies organizations

African Studies: Issues and Trends
Very extensive bibliography of books and articles on African Studies: General Issues / Country Perspectives / Selected web resources. Prepared by the African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands, Library, Documentation and Information Department. http://www.ascleiden.nl/content/webdossiers/african-studies-issues-and-trends

Bowman, Larry W. - Survey of African Studies Faculty in the United States, 2002
ICPSR version. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut, Center for Survey Research and Analysis (CSRA) [producer], 2002. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004. ICPSR study 3887

The ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research ) has the survey data set behind the study, Survey of African Studies Faculty in the United States, 2002, directed by Prof. Larry W. Bowman and published in African Issues. "This survey examines faculty attitudes about a range of issues facing African Studies programs at colleges and universities in the United States. Questions focused on teaching African studies, study abroad programs, African language study, and attitudes toward Africa. Faculty were also asked to give their views and opinions on African Studies programs at their own institutions." http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/studies/3887

Frontiers, Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad (Carlisle, PA)
Full text articles. http://www.frontiersjournal.com/issues/vol6/
Area Studies in the Age of Globalization, by David Ludden
African Studies and Study Abroad, by David T. Lloyd
Globalization and Study Abroad: An Illusion of Paradox, by Richard Falk and Nancy A. Kanach
Book Review: African Studies and the Undergraduate Curriculum

Kitching, Gaving - "Why I Gave Up African  Studies"
Professor Gavin Kitching's article "Why I Gave Up African Studies,"  in Mots Pluriels, No. 16, December 2000 (previously published in African Studies Review & Newsletter, Bundoora, Vic. : African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific, vol. XXII, 1 (June 2000), pp.21-26. "The essay argues that scholars in the field have not moved past the glory years of the fall of colonialism, when the continent's problems could be blamed on outsiders."

Lonsdale, Jon - How to Study Africa: From Victimhood to Agency
"Why do most westerners see “Africa” as feckless victim and “the west” as a rescue service, and how far are Africa specialists responsible for this misperception? The scholar John Lonsdale argues that a renewed focus on African agency is essential to a deeper understanding that can help redress local and global structures of inequality, injustice, and misrule." On the site of Open Democracy, an online London- based magazine of politics and culture. http://www.opendemocracy.net/democracy-africa_democracy/agency_2796.jsp

Nasreddin, Ibrahim - African Studies: an Egyptian Perspective
Includes Egyptian-African relations; Arab-African issues; and Israeli-African relations. Article from the journal, Al-Siyassa al-Dawliya / International Politics Journal (Cairo), No. 161, July 2005. http://www.siyassa.org.eg/ESiyassa/ahram/2005/7/1/REPO8.HTM

Nugent, Paul - CRITICAL AFRICAN STUDIES: A VOLUNTARIST MANIFESTO
19 p. in PDF. In the free online journal, Critical African Studies, Issue 1, June 2009. http://www.criticalafricanstudies.ed.ac.uk/index.php/cas/article/viewFile/2/7

Postamble (Cape Town, South Africa)
"a multi-disciplinary journal of African studies" "peer-reviewed graduate student journal based in the University of Cape Town's Centre for African Studies" Volume 6.2: South Africa and the FIFA World Cup. Vol. 6:1 has several articles on African studies. Vol 4:1 articles on science & technology. [KF] http://www.postamble.org/

Robinson, Pearl T. "Area Studies in Search of Africa"
In The politics of knowledge : area studies and the disciplines, edited by David Szanton. 41 pages. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2004. (University of California International and Area Studies edited volume, no. 3.) Includes The Early Years (1873-1940s), university programs, the Cold War, historically Black colleges, Title VI African studies center, African-American scholars. http://repositories.cdlib.org/uciaspubs/editedvolumes/3/6/

University of Chicago. National Opinion Research Center
Hosts the Survey of Earned Doctorates, SED. Annual survey of new U.S. research doctorate graduates about their educational histories, funding sources, and post-doctoral plans. Has an African History category. See Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities: Summary Report 2004. 188 p. in PDF which indicates in 2004 there were 21 total African history doctorates, of which 12 were by males, 9 by females. Also statistics on U.S. citizenship, ethnicity. On the web site of the national organization for research at the University of Chicago. http://www.norc.uchicago.edu/issues/docdata.htm