Emerging Perspectives on 'African Development': Speaking Differently (Counterpoints #443) (Paperback)

Emerging Perspectives on 'African Development': Speaking Differently (Counterpoints #443) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), George J. Sefa Dei (Editor), Paul Banahene Adjei (Editor) Cover Image

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This is book number 443 in the Counterpoints series.


Emerging Perspectives on 'African Development' Speaking Differently discusses numerous areas of interest and issues about Africa, including contemporary challenges and possibilities of development. The book critically engages the many ways of presenting 'development, ' highlighting the interplay of tradition and modernity as well as contestations over knowledge production in 'post-colonial' Africa. It offers cautionary words to field practitioners, researchers, and social theorists who work in development using language that is easily accessible to laypersons. This book is also for undergraduate and graduate courses on development, global education, rural development, and Africa studies. For readers looking for something new about Africa beyond the old stories of catastrophes and human misery, this book will be indispensable. It demonstrates that even in the face of many failures, tragedies, and suffering, Africa's stories can be told with hope and a sense of possibility.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781433120954
ISBN-10: 143312095X
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2014
Pages: 209
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints