Perspectives on Africa: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation

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Wiley, Feb 18, 1997 - Social Science - 772 pages
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Perspectives on Africa brings key works in African studies to a wide range of readers. Forty-four articles have been selected either because they have proved to be classic and influential, or because of their significance to the current development of the field.

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A useful reader on many important topics in African Studies, mostly from an ethnographic perspective. More advanced reading. Read full review

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Roy Richard Grinker is Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at the George Washington University and Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, DC. He has written widely on Zaire and Korea and is the author of Houses in the Rainforest: Ethnicity and Inequality among Farmers and Foragers in Central Africa (1994).

Christopher B. Steiner is Associate Professor of Art History and Director of Museum Studies at Connecticut College. He is the author of African Art in Transit (1994), which was awarded the 1993-94 Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology and co-editor (with Ruth B Phillips) of Unpacking Culture: Art and Commodity in Colonial and Postcolonial Worlds (1998). He has taught anthropology and art history at Harvard University, UCLA, University of Southern California and the University of East Anglia.

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