The Resource Understanding contemporary Africa, edited by April A. Gordon, Donald L. Gordon

Understanding contemporary Africa, edited by April A. Gordon, Donald L. Gordon

Label
Understanding contemporary Africa
Title
Understanding contemporary Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by April A. Gordon, Donald L. Gordon
Title variation
Contemporary Africa
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This new edition of Understanding Contemporary Africa has been thoroughly revised to reflect the many significant events and trends of the past six years -- seismic political changes, the impact of the new information technology, the strong presence of China and other foreign powers, and much more. The authors provide current analyses not only of history, politics, and economics, but also geography, environmental concerns, population shifts, and social and cultural issues. Each topic is covered in an accessible style, but with reference to the latest scholarship. Maps, photographs, and a table of basic political data enhance the text, which has made its place as the best available introduction to this diverse and complex continent. -- Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT30.5
LC item number
.U536 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gordon, April A
  • Gordon, Donald L
Series statement
Understanding: introductions to the states and regions of the contemporary world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Afrique
  • Afrika
  • Africa
  • Géographie
  • Ressources naturelles
  • Evolution politique
  • Conditions économiques
  • Conditions sociales
  • Culture
  • Politik
  • Gesellschaft
  • Wirtschaft
  • Soziale Situation
  • Sozioökonomischer Wandel
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
Label
Understanding contemporary Africa, edited by April A. Gordon, Donald L. Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Introduction / April A. Gordon and Donald L. Gordon -- 2. Africa: a geographic preface / Jeffrey W. Neff -- 3. The historical context / Thomas O'Toole -- 4. African politics / Donald L. Gordon -- 5. The economies of Africa / Virginia DeLancey -- 6. African international relations / Peter J. Schraeder -- 7. Population, urbanization, and AIDS / April A. Gordon -- 8. Africa's environmental problems / Julius E. Nyang'oro -- 9. Family and kinship / Eugenia Shanklin and April A. Gordon -- 10. Women and development / April A. Gordon -- 11. Religion in Africa / Ambrose Moyo -- 12. African literature / George Joseph -- 13. Trends and prospects / April A. Gordon and Donald L. Gordon
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
5th ed.
Extent
xiii, 511 p.
Isbn
9781588268471
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012014906
Other control number
40021618594
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794624640
  • (OCoLC)ocn794624640
Label
Understanding contemporary Africa, edited by April A. Gordon, Donald L. Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Introduction / April A. Gordon and Donald L. Gordon -- 2. Africa: a geographic preface / Jeffrey W. Neff -- 3. The historical context / Thomas O'Toole -- 4. African politics / Donald L. Gordon -- 5. The economies of Africa / Virginia DeLancey -- 6. African international relations / Peter J. Schraeder -- 7. Population, urbanization, and AIDS / April A. Gordon -- 8. Africa's environmental problems / Julius E. Nyang'oro -- 9. Family and kinship / Eugenia Shanklin and April A. Gordon -- 10. Women and development / April A. Gordon -- 11. Religion in Africa / Ambrose Moyo -- 12. African literature / George Joseph -- 13. Trends and prospects / April A. Gordon and Donald L. Gordon
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
5th ed.
Extent
xiii, 511 p.
Isbn
9781588268471
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012014906
Other control number
40021618594
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794624640
  • (OCoLC)ocn794624640

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