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Jeff D. Grischow
This historical study of development in Northern Ghana provides a fascinating new analysis of the colonial attempt to preserve African peasant communities in the face of economic transformation between 1899 and 1957.
This book provides comprehensive information on the 500-year long colonial history, post-colonial politics, and local political culture and practice of the island republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, one of the smallest and least known African countries.
Kenneth Swindell and Alieu Jeng
This text provides an overview of the Gambian groundnut trade, assessing the various political, economic, social and environmental forces, which shaped the trade locally and internationally, and their contemporary relevance to theperception and transformation of West African agriculture.
This book on dam-affected communities of the Volta River Project breaks with the mould and tackles the question of long term environmental and socio-economic impacts and responses of two often neglected groups of communities- the downstream and lakeside communities.
Symptomatic of an emergent shift away from prescriptive and deterministic accounts of change in South Africa, Predicaments of culture in South Africa posits an open-ended and speculative approach to the question and agency of culture. The key question, posed by Justice Albie Sachs of the ...
A political economic history of the three and a half century rivalry between competing health care systems in Senegambia. The analysis focuses on the historical agency manifested in indigenous populations and its contemporary applications.
As a political sociology of whites in the last years of apartheid in South Africa, this book provides an analysis of the social origins and social context of political attitudes among a sample of middle-class, English-speaking whites in selected suburbs in the city of Johannesburg, Gauteng ...
This book is about urban agriculture as a source of livelihood for urban dwellers in Nakuru town, Kenya. Various aspects of the phenomenon are discussed, with particular emphasis on its importance for the urban poor.
Edited by Piet Konings and Dick Foeken
At times of economic and political crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa, urban dwellers display a large degree of creativity in their survival strategies by developing social networks and constructing imaginative and original practices and ideas. This volume views the urban neighbourhood from two ...
Edited by Andreas Mehler, Henning Melber and Klaas van Walraven
The Africa Yearbook is a reliable source of reference covering major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends of all sub-Saharan states – all related to developments in one calendar year.
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