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African Futures: Essays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility

Brian Goldstone and Juan Obarrio

Abstract

Civil wars, corporate exploitation, AIDS, and Ebola—but also democracy, burgeoning cities, and unprecedented communication and mobility: the future of Africa has never been more uncertain. Indeed, that future is one of the most complex issues in contemporary anthropology, as evidenced by the incredible wealth of ideas offered in this landmark volume. A consortium comprised of some of the most important scholars of Africa today, this book surveys an intellectual landscape of opposed perspectives in order to think within the contradictions that characterize this central question: Where is Africa ... More

Keywords: Africa, crisis, temporality, futurity, emergence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226402246
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226402413.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Goldstone, editor
Columbia University

Juan Obarrio, editor
Johns Hopkins University