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From Reshaping to Resizing a Failing State? the Case of the Congo/Zaïre

Thomas M. Callaghy

in Right-sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244904
eISBN:
9780191600050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244901.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Thomas Callaghy applies Lustick's theory of institutionalization and deinstitutionalization to Zaïre under the dictatorship of Mobutu Sese Seko, and the subsequent conflict under Laurent Kabila. He ... More


Southern and Central Africa

William H. Worger

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0033
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Between the 1860s and the First World War, all the indigenous inhabitants of southern and central Africa were brought under British rule. Historical writing on southern Africa, including what later ... More


Conservative Reactions to Rapid Decolonization in East and Central Africa

PHILIP MURPHY

in Party Politics and Decolonization: The Conservative Party and British Colonial Policy in Tropical Africa 1951-1964

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205050
eISBN:
9780191676475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205050.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Conservative reactions to the decolonization of West Africa are considered in the context of the party's links with business. This chapter seeks to examine the party's response to political ... More


The CDC and Smallpox Eradication in West and Central Africa

Bob H. Reinhardt

in The End of A Global Pox: America and the Eradication of Smallpox in the Cold War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624099
eISBN:
9781469625102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624099.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the challenges encountered by the Smallpox Eradication and Measles Control Program (SMP) in Central and West Africa. Carrying President Johnson's mandate to lead humanity's war ... More


From Agbebi to Diangienda: Independency and Prophetism

Adrian Hastings

in The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263999
eISBN:
9780191600623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263996.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter covers the growing independency and prophetism of Christian African Churches in the period from the late nineteenth century to 1960. The first section covers ‘African Churches’ in ... More


‘Trained to Tell the Truth’: Missionaries, Converts, and Narration

Gareth Griffiths

in Missions and Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253487
eISBN:
9780191698156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253487.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the life stories and biographies of the colonized people and Christian missionary converts produced from 1870s to the 1920s in East and Central Africa. The close analyses of the ... More


Bantulands: West Central Africa and Mozambique

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas: Restoring the Links

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829738
eISBN:
9781469605180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876862_hall.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the transatlantic slave trade from the Bantulands–West Central Africa, the region that supplied enslaved Africans to the Americas in massive numbers throughout the entire ... More


Cars Out of Place: Vampires, Technology, and Labor in East and Central Africa

Luise White

in Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205406
eISBN:
9780520918085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205406.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the issues of technology and labor in colonial East and Central Africa, examining imaginary events relevant to the colonization of East and Central Africa, focusing on the ... More


The Missionaries

Richard Symonds

in Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause?

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203001
eISBN:
9780191675645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203001.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the careers of University of Oxford graduates who served the British Empire as missionaries. It describes specific missions in whose founding and subsequent work Oxford felt a ... More


International Religious Freedom

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

in Beyond Religious Freedom: The New Global Politics of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166094
eISBN:
9781400873814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166094.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter develops three interrelated claims about the politics of governing social difference through religious rights and freedoms. First, conceiving and governing social difference through ... More


“We took man, woman, and child”

Audra A. Diptee

in From Africa to Jamaica: The Making of an Atlantic Slave Society, 17751807

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034829
eISBN:
9780813038414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034829.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the experiences of captive men, women, and children during the process of enslavement in Africa. It outlines differences in the captive experience in the three key areas of ... More


Material Life in West and West Central Africa, 1650−1800

Frederick C. Knight

in Working the Diaspora: The Impact of African Labor on the Anglo-American World, 1650-1850

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748183
eISBN:
9780814749128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748183.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter highlights everyday material life in contexts ranging from the daily markets in Gold Coast towns to the cattle pastures of Central Africa. Since the daily lives of African captives in ... More


Introduction

John M. Janzen

in Ngoma: Discourses of Healing in Central and Southern Africa

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520072657
eISBN:
9780520910850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520072657.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book is concerned with institutions carrying the designation ngoma and related terms. By entering African religious and therapeutic expression through its own language, some important ... More


Introduction

Johannes Fabian

in Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221222
eISBN:
9780520923935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221222.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

What travel meant when scientific explorers began producing knowledge about vast regions such as central Africa merits close attention, especially in view of the imminent danger of disembodied ... More


Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa

Johannes Fabian

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221222
eISBN:
9780520923935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221222.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Explorers and ethnographers in Africa during the period of colonial expansion are usually assumed to have been guided by rational aims such as the desire for scientific knowledge, fame, or financial ... More


‘Lay in Egypt's lap each borrowed crown’: Gerald Massey and Late‐Victorian Afrocentrism

Brian H. Murray

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

In A Book of Beginnings (1881) the English poet and radical Gerald Massey (1828‐1907) combined the findings of evolutionary biology with his own comparative study of language and myth to argue that ... More


Feminist Networks and Diasporic Practices: Eslanda Robeson’s Travels in Africa

Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel

in To Turn the Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042317
eISBN:
9780252051166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042317.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In 1946 African American anthropologist and civil rights activist Eslanda Robeson undertook her second journey to Africa and her first to Central Africa. She sought to document the stories and ... More


Life on the Central Frontier: The Geographies of Technology, Trade, and Prestige, 750 to 1700

Kathryn M. de Luna

in Collecting Food, Cultivating People: Subsistence and Society in Central Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300218534
eISBN:
9780300225167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218534.003.0006
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter places the history of Botatwe communities’ changing subsistence practices in a broader, transregional context. Botatwe societies lived in a territory that constituted a frontier ... More


Metaphors to Live By in the Diaspora: Conceptual Tropes and Ontological Wordplay among Central Africans in the Middle Passage and Beyond

Robert W. Slenes

in Tracing Language Movement in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190657543
eISBN:
9780190657574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657543.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Inspired by research in anthropology and cognitive science that places analogical thinking at the center of human culture and cognition, this chapter focuses on the metaphors by which western Central ... More


Tourism Global Value Chains and Africa

Jack Daly and Gary Gereffi

in Industries without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198821885
eISBN:
9780191861017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821885.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Tourism is an important driver of economic growth around the world. While Europe remains the most visited continent in the world, Asia Pacific and Africa had the highest growth rates in visitors over ... More


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