State in africa

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The State in Africa is one of the important and compelling texts of comparative politics and historical sociology of the last twenty years. Bayart rejects the assumption of African otherness based on ...
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The State in Africa is one of the important and compelling texts of comparative politics and historical sociology of the last twenty years. Bayart rejects the assumption of African otherness based on stereotyped images of famine, corruption and civil war. Instead he invites the reader to see that African politics is like politics anywhere else in the world, not an exotic aberration. Africans themselves speak of a politics of the belly - an expression that refers not only to the necessities of survival but also to a complex array of cultural representations, notably those of the invisible world of sorcery. The politics of the belly attests to a distinctively African trajectory of power that we need to understand as part of a long-term historical development. While acknowledging the insights of Western social scientists from Weber to Foucault, Bayart never loses sight of the realities of African politics and social life and he is careful to allow African voices - from the small boy in the street to the big men in the presidential palaces - to speak for themselves. This new edition of Bayarts classic book includes a new introduction on Africa in the world today.
Uitgever Polity Press
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ISBN/EAN 9780745644370
Auteur Bayart
Vakken Geschiedenis en Staatsinrichting

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