Fifty years after the foundation of the OAU and the consolidation of most African states and institutions, the international panorama and Africa’s position in it have changed considerably. The world’s geopolitical and economic configuration has evolved, with new actors appearing in a new period of globalization. In tone with ECAS 2013, this volume proposes that the experiences appearing in Africa question dominant paradigms in terms of political practice and academic reflection and thus offer a clear challenge to the academic community. The volume offers clues to answer questions such as: What is the impact of the current processes of globalization for African countries and African citizens? How should African Studies be engaged to gauge African dynamics, both at a local and global level? What interdisciplinary means and tools should be brought in to produce an epistemologically relevant view (or narrative) of the issues under analysis?

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

About the authors 

African dynamics in a multipolar world
Ulf Engel and Manuel Joao Ramos

Maputo home spaces: Working for a Home, Working at Home
Ana Bénard da Costa and Adriano Biza

Changing patterns of intimacy among young people in Africa 
Alcinda Honwana

Listening and archiving migrant voices: How it all began
Alessandro Triulzi

Overcoming the cost to Africa of being a good neighbour to Denmark: Unconstrained geography as an alternative to the end of history
John Davies

Corporate social responsibility in Africa: New trends for development? A new field for African studies?
Virginie Tallio

Africa’s demographics: a threat or a bonus?
Ana Pires de Carvalho

Doctoral studies in sub-Saharan Africa and the planned RESSESA intervention
Paulos Chanie and Paschal B. Mihyo

Africa globalized? Multipolarity and the paradoxes of time-space compression
Preben Kaarsholm

‘The road to Sudan, a pipe dream?’ Kenya’s new infrastructural dispensation in a multipolar world
Mark Lamont

The compulsion to do the right thing: Development knowledge and its limits
Elisio Macamo

The study of Africa in a multipolar world A perspective from within
Ebrima Sall

Index

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