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The Resource Africa since 1940 : the past of the present, Frederick Cooper

Africa since 1940 : the past of the present, Frederick Cooper

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Africa since 1940 : the past of the present
Title
Africa since 1940
Title remainder
the past of the present
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Cooper
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Frederick Cooper's latest book on the history of decolonization and independence in Africa initiates a new textbook series: New Approaches to African History. His book will help readers understand the historical processes which have shaped Africa's current position in the world. Covering the last half-century, it bridges the divide between colonial and post-colonial history, allowing readers to see just what political independence did and did not signify. The book follows the "development question" across time, seeing how first colonial regimes and then African governments sought to transform African societies in their own ways. Readers will see how men and women, peasants and workers, religious leaders and local leaders found space within the crevices of state power to refashion the way they lived, worked, and interacted with each other. And they will see that the effort to turn colonial territories into independent nation-states was only one of the ways in which radical political and social movements imagined their future and how deeply the claims of such movements continued to challenge states after independence. By looking at the post-war era as a whole, one can begin to understand the succession of crises that colonial and post-colonial states faced without getting into a sterile debate over whether a colonial "legacy" or the failings of African governments are the cause of Africa's current situation."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1947-
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Cooper, Frederick
Dewey number
960.3/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT30
LC item number
.C595 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New approaches to African history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Decolonization
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
Label
Africa since 1940 : the past of the present, Frederick Cooper
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: from colonies to Third World -- Workers, peasants, and the crisis of colonialism -- Citizenship, self-government, and development: the possibilities of the post-war moment -- Ending empire and imagining the future -- Interlude: rhythms of change in the post-war world -- Development and disappointment: social and economic change in an unequal world, 1945 - 2000 -- The late decolonizations: southern Africa 1975, 1979, 1994 -- The recurrent crisis of the gatekeeper state -- Africa at the century's turn: South Africa, Rwanda, and beyond -- Index
Control code
1236060
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780521533072
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001043657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1236060
  • (OCoLC)47930687
Label
Africa since 1940 : the past of the present, Frederick Cooper
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: from colonies to Third World -- Workers, peasants, and the crisis of colonialism -- Citizenship, self-government, and development: the possibilities of the post-war moment -- Ending empire and imagining the future -- Interlude: rhythms of change in the post-war world -- Development and disappointment: social and economic change in an unequal world, 1945 - 2000 -- The late decolonizations: southern Africa 1975, 1979, 1994 -- The recurrent crisis of the gatekeeper state -- Africa at the century's turn: South Africa, Rwanda, and beyond -- Index
Control code
1236060
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780521533072
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001043657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1236060
  • (OCoLC)47930687

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