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African postcolonial modernity : informal subjectivities and the democratic consensus, By Sanya Osha

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African postcolonial modernity : informal subjectivities and the democratic consensus
Title
African postcolonial modernity
Title remainder
informal subjectivities and the democratic consensus
Statement of responsibility
By Sanya Osha
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Today, African lives, cultures, and politics remain significantly affected by precolonial and postcolonial configurations of modernity, as well as hegemonic global systems. This project explores Africa's conversation with itself and the rest of the world in terms of the contest between these institutions and a pristine 'nature.' The African continent jostles between these polarities in a turbulent and unpredictable manner as wars, genocide, famine, and other hardships punctuate its history and its struggles to develop. At the same time, this unpredictability is also a manifestation of hope, vigor and dynamism. This dynamic reveals often arresting insights into what humankind has been, what it is presently, and what it could be. In this sense, Africa manifests a sense of life that perpetually strives to escape modern institutions, even if it unavoidably must engage with those institutions. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Osha, Sanya
Dewey number
320.96
Index
index present
LC call number
DT30.5
LC item number
.O784 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Political culture
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • Political culture
  • Political science
  • Africa
Label
African postcolonial modernity : informal subjectivities and the democratic consensus, By Sanya Osha
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The polis : from Greece to an African Athens -- The order/other of political culture -- Urbanscapes -- Youth, violence and the production of knowledge -- (Mis)understanding Mbekism -- Global activism and discourses of dispossession in South Africa -- African sexualities I -- African sexualities II -- Conclusion : yearnings of modernity
Control code
879329396
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 262 pages
Isbn
9781137446923
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014008964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)879329396
Label
African postcolonial modernity : informal subjectivities and the democratic consensus, By Sanya Osha
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The polis : from Greece to an African Athens -- The order/other of political culture -- Urbanscapes -- Youth, violence and the production of knowledge -- (Mis)understanding Mbekism -- Global activism and discourses of dispossession in South Africa -- African sexualities I -- African sexualities II -- Conclusion : yearnings of modernity
Control code
879329396
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 262 pages
Isbn
9781137446923
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014008964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)879329396

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