The Study of Africa. Volume 2: Global and Transnational Engagements. Edited by Paul Tiyambe Zeleza. Dakar, CODESRIA, 2007, 496 p., ISBN 9782869781986Number of visits: 1632
This is the second of a two-volume work taking stock of the study of Africa in the twenty-first century: its status, research agenda and approaches, and place. It is divided into two parts, the first entitled Globalisation Studies and African Studies, and the second, African Studies in Regional Contexts.
Part two considers: African and area studies in France, the US, the UK, Australia, Germany and Sweden; anti-colonialism and Russian/soviet African studies; African studies in the Caribbean in historical perspective; the teaching of African history and the history of Africa in Brazil; African studies in India; African studies and historiography in China in the twenty-first century; and African studies and contemporary scholarship in Japan.
The other contributors include: Anshan Li, Professor at the Institute of Afro-Asian Studies, Peking University; Alan Cobley, Professor of South African and Comparative History at the University of West Indies; Aparajita Biswas, Professor at the Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai; Bogumil Jewiewicki, Canada research chair in comparative history, Université Laval in Quebec; John McCracken; Monica Lima from the Cap/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; James Mittelman; Peter Probst; Ann Schlyter; Jomo Kwame Sundaram, a prominent Malaysian economist, currently with the UN; and Mashao Yoshida, Professor Emeritus and former Director, the Research Institute of International Studies, Chuba University, Japan.