Description - African Anthropologies by Mwenda Ntarangwi
This overview of the history, application and teaching of anthropology in post-colonial Africa shows how the continent's anthropologists are redefining the historical legacy of European and American disciplinary hegemony, and developing distinctively African contributions to anthropological theory and practice. The contributors illustrate the diverse national traditions of anthropological practice that have developed in sub-Saharan Africa since decolonisation and exemplify the diversity of professional work carried out by the discipline's practitioners. Their commitment to a common disciplinary identity demonstrates the place that exists for a critical anthropology that is reflective about both its potentials and limitations.
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Author Biography - Mwenda Ntarangwi
Mwenda Ntarangwi teaches at Augustana College, Illinois, and is the author of Gender Identity and Performance (Africa World Press, 2003). Mustafa Babiker teaches at the University of Khartoum. David Mills lectures at the University of Birmingham. Most of the contributors are African anthropologists.