African Studies

Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind

Curtis Keim and Carolyn Somerville

Fourth Edition • July 5, 2017 • 248 pages

Print: $38.00 USD/$49.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

This book explores the many misperceptions and stereotypes about Africa in the United States—with both historical and contemporary examples, from high culture and pop culture.

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Africa in World Politics: Constructing Political and Economic Order

Edited by John W. Harbeson and Donald Rothchild

Sixth Edition • December 13, 2016 • 384 pages

Print: $48.00 USD/$62.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

Essays investigate the role of Africa in world affairs from a survey of contemporary international issues affecting the continent.

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The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

Edited by Mark Gasiorowski and Sean L. Yom

Eighth Edition • July 12, 2016 • 578 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$67.50 CAD • Ebook: $35.99 USD/$35.99 CAD

A comprehensive examination of the history, domestic politics, and foreign policies of each country in the Middle East and North Africa.

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African Voices of the Global Past: 1500 to the Present

Edited by Trevor Getz

First Edition • August 27, 2013 • 240 pages

Print: $25.00 USD/$32.50 CAD • Ebook: $9.99 USD/$9.99 CAD

Global historical events are too often recounted exclusively through European and American voices. African Voices of the Global Past explores six major historical developments of global significance—the Atlantic slave trade, industrialization, colonialism, the World Wars, decolonization, and the development of modern feminism—from an African perspective. Voices emerge throughout the text…

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Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind

Curtis A. Keim

Third Edition • August 6, 2013 • 248 pages

Print: $38.00 USD/$49.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

The fourth edition of Mistaking Africa is forthcoming in July 2017.For many Americans the mention of Africa immediately conjures up images of safaris, ferocious animals, strangely dressed “tribesmen,” and impenetrable jungles. Although the occasional newspaper headline mentions genocide, AIDS, malaria, or civil war in Africa, the collective American consciousness still…

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Southern Africa in World Politics: Local Aspirations and Global Entanglements

Janice Love

First Edition • January 21, 2005 • 256 pages

Print: $36.00 USD/$69.99 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$26.99 CAD

These days, politics often seem to be local and global simultaneously, challenging people, politicians, and scholars to sort out what is domestic from what is international and how the two are related. Janice Love demonstrates the complex realities of how local and global politics are intimately interwoven, sometimes inextricably so,…

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The Skull Beneath the Skin: Africa After the Cold War

Mark Huband

First Edition • January 1, 2003 • 408 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$47.50 CAD

In The Skull Beneath the Skin: Africa After the Cold War award-winning journalist Mark Huband argues that foreign involvement in Africa—whether by colonialists, financial donors, armies, political reformers, or Cold War protagonists—has been the single most destructive element in the continent’s history. He argues that the catastrophes that have erupted…

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Contested Terrains and Constructed Categories: Contemporary Africa in Focus

George Clement Bond; Nigel C. Gibson

First Edition • February 1, 2002 • 496 pages

Print: $62.00 USD/$58.99 CAD

Contested Terrains and Constructed Categories brings together intellectuals from a variety of fields, backgrounds, generations, and continents to deepen and reinvigorate the theoretical and intellectual integrity of African studies. Building on recent debate within African studies that has revolved about the role of Africanists in the United States as gatekeepers…

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Quest for the Jade Sea: Colonial Competition Around An East African Lake

Pascal James Imperato

First Edition • January 1, 2001 • 360 pages

Print: $43.00 USD/$49.50 CAD

The last of the major African lakes to be visited by European travelers in the late nineteenth century, Lake Rudolf lies in the eastern arm of the great Rift Valley in present-day northern Kenya, near the Ethiopian border. Also known as Lake Turkana, Lake Rudolf is a large saltwater body…

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When Hens Begin To Crow: Gender and Parliamentary Politics in Uganda

Sylvia Tamale

First Edition • December 1, 2000 • 264 pages

Print: $44.00 USD/$47.50 CAD

Among African countries, Uganda is unique in its affirmative action program for women. In the late 1980s, President Yoweri Museveni announced his belief that Uganda’s successful development depended on increased gender equity and backed his opinions by setting several women-centered policies in motion, including a 1989 rule that at least…

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