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Title:Reflections on the Studying and Teaching about Africa in America
Author:Alpers, Edward A.
Geographic terms:Africa
United States
Central African Republic
Subjects:African studies
Education and Oral Traditions
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1166971
Abstract:The essays grouped together here focus on the state of African Studies in the United States. Edward A. Alpers reflects on studying and teaching about Africa in America; Molefi Kete Asante examines the characteristics of the US Africanist project; Jane I. Guyer discusses the question of how to build channels between Africanist scholarship and the rapidly changing social context in Africa; Jane L. Parpart explores the utility of postmodern thinking to the study of Africa; Richard L. Sklar discusses the reemergence of the modernization paradigm as a result of the debacle of State-centred socialism; Immanuel Wallerstein briefly reviews the study of Africa in the United States since 1945; and William Martin and Michael West consider the decline of the Africanists' Africa and the rise of new Africas. Notes, ref.