Trends in African Studies

Jacob U. Gordon
Professor Emeritus, University of Kansas, USA

Stephen Owoahene-Acheampong
Institute of African Studies, University Of Ghana Legon, Accra, Ghana.

Series: Focus on Civilizations and Cultures
BISAC: SOC001000

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This book Trends in African Studies is a response to the challenge of the paucity of materials on the history and the development of African Studies in a global context. The available substantive materials on the subject are limited, thus creating a gap in related literature. Yet, the field of African Studies continues to generate global interest, academic recognition and respectability. This book documents the current state of African Studies and emerging trends in the field.

It covers the development of African Studies in a global context: African Studies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Europe, Australia, the United States of America and Canada, South America and the Caribbean, and it analyzes the trends present in each continent. An important contribution of this book to the field of African Studies is the development of an African Studies index designed for measuring the quality of African Studies and ranking. Useful information, suggested multidisciplinary research methods in African Studies and an appendix which includes a researched list of African Studies journals and organizations related to African Studies are found within its pages.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface
pp. vii

Acknowledgments
pp. ix

Chapter 1
African Studies: An Introduction
pp. 1-10

Chapter 2
African Studies in Africa
pp. 11-40

Chapter 3
African Studies in Asia and the Middle East
pp. 41-58

Chapter 4
African Studies in Europe and Australia
pp. 59-84

Chapter 5
African Studies in the United States and Canada
pp. 85-120

Chapter 6
African Studies in South America and the Caribbean
pp. 121-132

Chapter 7
Conclusion
pp. 133-138

References
pp. 139-140

Appendices
pp. 141-154

Index
pp. 155-161

“In the first few pages of Trends in African Studies, the authors establish this book as a valuable resource on African Studies. Jacob U. Gordon and Stephen Owoahene-Acheampong inform readers of the difference between African Studies and the study of Africa. A result of extensive study and surveys, Trends in African Studies serves as an overview of African Studies history and a comprehensive review of current African Studies academic programs across the world. Further, it provides a look at “trends and challenges,” which ultimately leaves scholars across the globe with a resource that connects each with the other. Every library and program should purchase a copy.” - Dr. Tara T. Green, Director, African American Studies, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

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