Item description for African Studies in Social Movements and Democracy (Actes-Sud Papiers,) by Mahmood Mamdani...
Trade unions, burial societies, students, religious and gender movements, riots and mafias. Not to mention class. The kaleidoscope of African social movements is complex and broad. But their histories have strong common threads - the experience of past oppression and the constant struggle for an identity that will encompass survival. How have they contributed to the nature of African civil society and the formation of democracy? The chapters are a living dialogue on the interpretation of these movements, and a critical and analytical appraisal of the African intellectual heritage itself. The book brings together a vast array of writers and topics from all over Africa - from bread riots in Tunisia, Communist Parties in Sudan, the "Kaduna Mafia" in Nigeria, burial societies in Zimbabwe, and the working class in Algeria.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.7" Height: 2" Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2005
ISBN 2869780524 ISBN13 9782869780521
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More About Mahmood Mamdani
Mahmood Mamdani is Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and a member of the departments of anthropology; political science; and Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures (MEALAC) at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. His previous books include Good Muslim, Bad Muslim; Citizen and Subject; and When Victims Become Killers. Originally from Uganda, he now divides his time between Kampala and New York, where he lives with his wife and son.
From the Hardcover edition.
Mahmood Mamdani was born in 1946 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Columbia University.