Theory, Knowledge, Development and Politics

Theory, Knowledge, Development and Politics

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This volume interrogates the popularity of problematic theories in the study of Africa and Africans in the 21st century. The book provides ethnographic and intellectual material for scholars seeking to rethink and reimagine a number of externally imposed theories used (un-)consciously in Africa, with the intention of raising awareness and fostering critical thinking amongst scholars theorising Africa. With its theorising focus and contributors drawn from diverse disciplines and geographical locations, the book is both a pacesetter on how to think, research and theorise Africa, and an invaluable asset for social scientists, development practitioners, civil society activists and leaders in the politics and economy of everyday life on the continent. It poses an invitation to those seeking to re-embrace and reconnect with theory as an indispensable ingredient and determinant of quality in critical production and consumption of knowledge on Africa and of relevance to Africans.Pemede and Viavonu (2010) investigated the aggressive tendencies and violent behaviours of Nigerian students ... injuries of some applicants in the Immigration Service Aptitude Test tragedy; lack of discipline and decorum shown by theanbsp;...


Title:Theory, Knowledge, Development and Politics
Author: Mawere, Munyaradzi, Nhemachena, Artwell
Publisher:Langaa RPCIG - 2016-05-03
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