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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

Allman, Jean - 2018 African Studies Association (US) Presidential Lecture
Video. "ASA President Jean Allman delivers the 2018 Presidential Lecture, #HerskovitsMustFall? A Meditation on Whiteness, African Studies, and the Unfinished Business of 1968, at the 61st Annual Meeting of the ASA, held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2018" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSb_N2Ly8VY

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

Branch, Adam - "Decolonizing the African Studies Centre"
in The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 36, Issue 2, 01 Sep 2018.  Full text requires a subscription.  https://doi-org.stanford.idm.oclc.org/10.3167/cja.2018.360207

Frontiers, Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad (Carlisle, PA)
Study abroad articles such as "(Mis)representation among U.S. study abroad programs traveling to the African continent: A critical content analysis of a Teach Abroad program."
and Vol. 6, No. 1, 2000 - 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. The journal has ceased by the article is on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. [KF] https://web.archive.org/web/20100407092400/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 subscription based online journal, Critical African Studies, Issue 1, June 2009.  https://www-tandfonline-com.stanford.idm.oclc.org/doi/pdf/10.1080/20407211.2009.10530742

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. https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/5785048
Scroll down the page to find the chapter AREA STUDIES IN SEARCH OF AFRICA. The right hand menu link does not work.

National Science Foundation. Survey of Earned Doctorates
Annual survey of new U.S. research doctorate graduates. Has an African History category and a Tabulation Engine. Below is a table of African history PhDs. https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/srvydoctorates/#tabs-3
African history PhDs

 

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