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Africa and the Disciplines The Contributions of Research in Africa to the Social Sciences and Humanities

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ISBN-10: 0226039013

ISBN-13: 9780226039015

Edition: 1993 (Reprint)

Authors: Robert H. Bates, V. Y. Mudimbe, Jean F. O'Barr

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African Studies, contrary to some accounts, is not a separate continent in the world of American higher education. Its intellectual borders touch those of economics, literature, history, philosophy, and art; its history is the story of the world, both ancient and modern. This is the clear conclusion of Africa and the Disciplines, a book that addresses the question: Why should Africa be studied in the American university? This question was put to distinguished scholars in the social sciences and humanities, prominent Africanists who are also leaders in their various disciplines. Their responses make a strong and enlightening case for the importance of research on Africa to the…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

The Social Sciences
Changing Perspectives on a Changing Africa: The Work of Anthropology
Africa and the Study of Economics
The African Frontier for Political Science
The Humanities
The Impact of African Studies on Philosophy
Truth and Seeing: Magic, Custom, and Fetish in Art History
African Histories and the Dissolution of World History
Literary Studies and African Literature: The Challenge of Intercultural Literacy