African Socialisms and Postsocialisms
Edited by Richard Fardon
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African Socialisms and Postsocialisms by Richard Fardon
Book DescriptionDuring the 1980s, political and economic shifts of historic proportions dealt fatal blows to socialist regimes systems worldwide as they succumbed to processes of structural adjustment, economic liberalization, and political pluralism. Although scholars have written in depth on the downfall of socialist and communist regimes in the former Soviet Union and East and Central Europe, the impact of these changes on socialist states in Africa was no less monumental. This pathbreaking collection of papers documents the fate of these African postsocialist states.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748624836
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Fardon
Cultures and Crises, Paperback (January 2013)
Mary Douglas was one of the most regarded anthropologists of the 20th Century. This is a collection of her latest essays on culture, previously uncollected, from the last decade and a half of her life.
Mary Douglas, Paperback (April 1999)
A full length account of the life and ideas of Mary Douglas, the British social anthropologist whose publications span the second half of the twentieth century. Fardon covers Douglas' family background and the influence of her catholic faith before providing an analysis of two of her major works, PURITY AND DANGER and NATURAL SYMBOLS.
Counterworks, Hardback (September 1995)
This work examines the ways in which "globalization" has affected specific localities, challenging the validity of anthropological concepts of culture in the light of the persuasive connections which exist between local and global factors everywhere.
African Languages, Development and the State, Hardback (November 1993)» View all books by Richard Fardon
Shows that multilingualism does not pose for Africans the problems of communication that Europeans imagine and that the mismatch between policy statements and their pragmatic outcomes is a far more serious problem for future development.
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Author Biography - Richard Fardon
Richard Fardon is Deputy Head of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
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