African Studies

African studies is the study of Africa, especially the continent's cultures and societies (as opposed to its geology, geography, zoology, etc.). The field includes the study of Africa's history (Pre-colonial, colonial, post-colonial), demography (ethnic groups), culture, politics, economy, languages, and religion (Islam, Christianity, traditional religions). A specialist in African studies is often referred to as an "africanist". A key focus of the discipline is to interrogate epistemological approaches, theories and methods in traditional disciplines using a critical lens that inserts African-centred ways of knowing and references. Africanists argue that there is a need to "deexoticize" Africa and banalise it, rather …

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Wilson Center Canada · 24 May 2022 English

The statements made and views expressed in this paper are solely the responsibility of the author and do not represent the views of the Wilson Center or the Carnegie Corporation …

Conflicts Across West Africa,”Canadian Journal of African Studies 40, issue 1 (2006):1-40 http://dx.doi.org/10


NCFA · 18 May 2022 English

Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice, World Bank Financial Institutions Group, International Finance Corporation What Does Digital Money Mean for Emerging Market and Developing Economies? Fintech and the Future of …

Employment in Ghana.” The Journal of Modern African Studies 11(1): 61-89. Hileman, G. 2015. “The Bitcoin


PPF · 16 May 2022 English

For many employers, the pandemic was a crucible of assessing the status quo of working arrangements and culture, including the gaps and effectiveness of existing initiatives and business acumen related …

research in social anthropology, sociology and African studies brought her to Freie Universität Berlin, Stanford


Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia · 26 April 2022 English

The global 4 Bennett et al – Environmental Justice in the Ocean nature of the disposal of pollution and other wastes in the ocean reveals patterns of environmental racism, with …

racism: Evidence from the Gulf of Guinea. African Studies, 79(3), 285–304. https://doi.org/10.1080/00020184


MQUP · 15 February 2022 English

Responsibility is political. As the international community has called for more responsible environmental, social, and governance performance, the politics of commodities has become more fraught. Commodity Politics cuts through the …

master’s student at the School of Oriental and African Studies when he joined the project as a research assistant


MQUP · 15 February 2022 English

Legal precarity, mobility, and the criminalization of migrants complicate the study of forced migration and exile. Traditional methodologies can obscure both the agency of displaced people and hierarchies of power …

Zimbabwe to South Africa.” Canadian Journal of African Studies/Revue canadienne des études africaines 49 Long-Term Refugees in Uganda.” Journal of Modern African Studies 44, no. 4: 597–621. Krause, U. 2017. “Researching


MQUP · 31 January 2022 English

Displacement in the twenty-first century is urbanized. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the world’s largest humanitarian organization and the main body charged with assisting displaced people globally, estimates that …

Louise Pirouet (1979) presented a paper at the African Studies Association on the “small numbers, large problems” refugees in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. At the African Studies Association Symposium on Refugees in 1979


IISD · 17 January 2022 English

An annotated bibliography listing key resources for researchers exploring the topic of gender and artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM).

regions in eastern DRC. Canadian Journal of African Studies, 54(1), 79–99. https:// www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10 women entrepreneurs. Canadian Journal of African Studies, 54(1), 101–117. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10 the Great Lakes Region. Canadian Journal of African Studies, 54(1), 37–56. https:// genderandsecurity.


MQUP · 15 January 2022 English

Since the 1980s the study of genocide has exploded, both historically and geographically, to encompass earlier epochs, other continents, and new cases. The concept of genocide has proved its worth, …

Cold War history, French legal culture, and African studies. The aim is not to propose yet another redefinition


Parti marxiste-léniniste du Québec · 21 December 2021 English

2023 Universities Studying Slavery Conference Together, and in partnership with the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College will host the Universities Studying …

whose research focuses on Cuban Affairs and African Studies. “This conference is designed to create a space


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