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Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and Africa
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Taylor & Francis in English language
Knowledge Production in Africa: -African studies: The ambiguity of ownership and originality - debate
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Cambridge University Press in English language
.... Arowosegbe's article is a welcome invitation to reconsider African studies by reflecting on the dubious ambiguities of their ownership. While he dismisses Western hegemony, he also demands acknowledgement of the relevance of Western thought to the discipline. The latent tension and challenge to reconcile these demands are underlined by his parallel references to knowledge production in as well as on Africa without a further clarifying distinction......
The African middle class(es) - in the middle of what?
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
This Briefing/Debate article critically engages with the middle class|phenomenon, which emerged as a prominent focus in|Development Studies a decade ago and has more recently also|become the subject of more informed African Studies, adding|necessary and more nuanced analysis.1 It critically examines the|background and assumptions of the debate, pointing out the lack|of class analysis, and suggests that the current focus still partly|distracts from the underlying issues.
The African middle class(es) - in the middle of what?
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
This Briefing/Debate article critically engages with the middle class|phenomenon, which emerged as a prominent focus in|Development Studies a decade ago and has more recently also|become the subject of more informed African Studies, adding|necessary and more nuanced analysis.1 It critically examines the|background and assumptions of the debate, pointing out the lack|of class analysis, and suggests that the current focus still partly|distracts from the underlying issues.
The African middle class(es) - in the middle of what?
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
This Briefing/Debate article critically engages with the middle class|phenomenon, which emerged as a prominent focus in|Development Studies a decade ago and has more recently also|become the subject of more informed African Studies, adding|necessary and more nuanced analysis.1 It critically examines the|background and assumptions of the debate, pointing out the lack|of class analysis, and suggests that the current focus still partly|distracts from the underlying issues.
The African middle class(es) - in the middle of what?
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
This Briefing/Debate article critically engages with the middle class|phenomenon, which emerged as a prominent focus in|Development Studies a decade ago and has more recently also|become the subject of more informed African Studies, adding|necessary and more nuanced analysis.1 It critically examines the|background and assumptions of the debate, pointing out the lack|of class analysis, and suggests that the current focus still partly|distracts from the underlying issues.
Peace and Development in Africa.
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
The New African Initiative and the African Union : A Preliminary assessment and Documentation
Book/Monograph, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet in English language
What is African in Africa(n) Studies? Confronting the (Mystifying) Power of Ideology and Identity
Journal article, Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Cambridge University Press in English language
The power of definition executed by scholars relates to the terms of ownership within the sphere of knowledge production. In Africa(n) Studies this is exacerbated by the fact that Western scholars continue to dominate the field. But identity and concepts (and ideology, shaped by values and norms not least internalised through personal and academic socialisation) as integral parts of scholarly knowledge production are important ingredients. As contributing factors they provide options and not pre-determinations. Hence the definition of Africa and Africa(n) Studies is a...