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Understanding Contemporary Africa

Understanding Contemporary Africa - 4th edition

Understanding Contemporary Africa - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9781588264664

ISBN10: 1588264661

Understanding Contemporary Africa by April A. Gordon and Donald L. Gordon - ISBN 9781588264664
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 4TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub.
Published: 2007
International: No
Understanding Contemporary Africa by April A. Gordon and Donald L. Gordon - ISBN 9781588264664

ISBN13: 9781588264664

ISBN10: 1588264661

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 4TH 07

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Summary

Thoroughly updated to reflect recent events and trends, including Africa and the war on terror, progress and problems in democratization, advances by women in politics, developments in the fight against AIDS, the growing influence of China, the establishment of the African Union, and much more--this new edition of Understanding Contemporary Africa treats the range of issues facing the continent in the first decade of the twenty-first century.

The authors provide current, thorough analyses not only of history, politics, and economics, but also geography, environmental concerns, population shifts, family and kinship, the role of women, religious beliefs, and literature. Each topic is covered in an accessible style, but with reference to the latest scholarship. Maps, photographs, and a table of basic political data enhance the text, which has made its place as the best available introduction to this diverse and complex continent.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction--the Editors.
Africa: A Geographic Preface--J.W. Neff.
The Historical Context--T. O'Toole.
African Politics--D.L. Gordon.
The Economies of Africa--V. DeLancey.
African International Relations--P.J. Schraeder.
Population, Urbanization, and AIDS--A.A. Gordon.
Africa's Environmental Problems--J.E. Nyang'oro.
Family and Kinship--E. Shanklin.
Women and Development--A.A. Gordon.
Religion in Africa--A. Moyo.
African Literature--G. Joseph.
Trends and Prospects--the Editors.

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