Show simple item record Abrahamsen, Rita 2008-11-07T14:51:07Z 2008-11-07T14:51:07Z 2003
dc.identifier.citation Abrahamsen , R 2003 , ' African Studies and the Postcolonial Challenge ' African Affairs , vol 102 , no. 407 , pp. 189-210 . DOI: 10.1093/afraf/adg001 en
dc.identifier.issn 0001-9909
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dc.description Abrahamsen, Rita, 'African Studies and the Postcolonial Challenge', African Affairs (2003) 102(407) pp.189-210 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract Postcolonial theory is frequently dismissed as too theoretical and esoteric, and hence irrelevant to the study of contemporary African politics and society. This article challenges this dismissal of postcolonialism, and argues for a more constructive dialogue between African studies and postcolonial approaches. Recognizing that postcolonialism cannot be regarded as a uniform body of theory, or a school of thought in the conventional academic sense, the article focuses on certain key themes and problematizations of relevance to contemporary Africa. In particular, it elaborates on postcolonialism's conceptualization of power, and argues that the recognition of the relationship between power, discourse and political institutions and practices has much to contribute to the study of African politics. These insights are further investigated through a discussion of development, hybridity and resistance. The article concludes that both African studies and postcolonial approaches stand to benefit from a more constructive engagement. en
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dc.relation.ispartof African Affairs en
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dc.title African Studies and the Postcolonial Challenge en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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