Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
×
Home

The Decline of the Africanists' Africa and the Rise of New Africas

  • William Martin and Michael West

Extract

Our thesis may be simply stated: There is a specter hanging over African studies: the specter of irrelevance both within and outside the academy. Indeed, African studies, as constructed in the North American academy over the past four decades, is dying.

Copyright

References

Hide All

Notes

1 For our purposes here, we would provisionally define “Africanists” as those located in Euro-North American institutions of higher learning and self-defined as specialists on continental Africa.

2 Michaels, Marguerite, “Retreat from Africa,” Foreign Policy, vol. 72, no.l, 93108.

3 Richard D. Lambert, Language and Area Studies Review, Philadelphia: The American Academy of Political and Social Science, monograph no. 17, 1973.

4 Bay, Edna G., “African Studies,” in National Council of Area Studies Associations, Prospects for Faculty in Area Studies, Stanford, CA: American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 1991, pp. 118.

5 Bates, Robert, Mudimbe, V.Y. and O'Barr, Jean, eds., Africa and the Disciplines: the Contributions of Research in Africa to the Social Sciences and Humanities, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993, pp. xiii-xiv.

6 Ibid., p. xxi.

7 Hodder-Williams, Richard, “African Studies: Back to the Future,” African Affairs, vol. 85, no. 341 (October 1986), pp. 593604 ; McCracken, John, “African History in British Universities: Past, Present, and Future,” African Affairs, vol. 92, no. 367 (April 1993), pp. 239353 ; Twaddle, Michael, “The State of African Studies,” African Affairs, vol. 85, no. 340 (July 1986) pp. 439-45.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

African Studies Review
  • ISSN: 1548-4505
  • EISSN: -
  • URL: /core/journals/african-studies-review
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed