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Understanding Contemporary Africa

Understanding Contemporary Africa - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-1588264664

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ISBN13: 978-1588264664
ISBN10: 1588264661
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 07
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub.
Published: 2007
International: No

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Understanding Contemporary Africa - 4TH 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-1588264664

April A. Gordon and Donald L. Gordon

ISBN13: 978-1588264664
ISBN10: 1588264661
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 07
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub.

Published: 2007
International: No
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

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.