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American Culture Warriors in Africa

American Culture Warriors in Africa

A Guide to the Exporters of Homophobia and Sexism

  • Author: Kapya Kaoma
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780915987313
  • Category: Fundamentalism
  • Page: 150
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Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century

Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century

From the "Heart of Darkness" to "Africa Rising"

  • Author: Mel Bunce,Suzanne Franks,Chris Paterson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317334280
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century is the first book in over twenty years to examine the international media’s coverage of sub-Saharan Africa. It brings together leading researchers and prominent journalists to explore representation of the continent, and the production of that image, especially by international news media. The book highlights factors that have transformed the global media system, changing whose perspectives are told and the forms of media that empower new voices. Case studies consider questions such as: how has new media changed whose views are represented? Does Chinese or diaspora media offer alternative perspectives for viewing the continent? How do foreign correspondents interact with their audiences in a social media age? What is the contemporary role of charity groups and PR firms in shaping news content? They also examine how recent high profile events and issues been covered by the international media, from the Ebola crisis, and Boko Haram to debates surrounding the "Africa Rising" narrative and neo-imperialism. The book makes a substantial contribution by moving the academic discussion beyond the traditional critiques of journalistic stereotyping, Afro-pessimism, and ‘darkest Africa’ news coverage. It explores the news outlets, international power dynamics, and technologies that shape and reshape the contemporary image of Africa and Africans in journalism and global culture.

Research on Gender and Sexualities in Africa

Research on Gender and Sexualities in Africa

  • Author: Tamale, Sylvia
  • Publisher: CODESRIA
  • ISBN: 286978712X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 228
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This collection comprises a diverse and stimulating collection of essays on questions of gender and sexualities, crafted by both established and younger researchers. The collection includes fascinating insights into topics as varied as the popularity of thong underwear in urban Kenya, the complexity of Tanzanian youth’s negotiation of HIV-cultures, the dialogues between religion and controversial questions in sexualities activism, and the meaning of living as a Zimbabwean girl, who became HIV-positive because her mother had no access to antiretroviral drugs during pregnancy. Some pieces deepen contemporary debates, others initiate new questions. The collection seeks to sustain and invigorate research, policy-making and continentaly-focused thought on difficult, yet compelling, realities.

Christianity, Globalization, and Protective Homophobia

Christianity, Globalization, and Protective Homophobia

Democratic Contestation of Sexuality in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Author: Kapya Kaoma
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319663410
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 185
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This book examines how socio-political assumptions inform and shape the contestation of sexuality on the African continent. Across Africa, the idea that homosexuality is un-African, un-Christian, un-natural, and un-cultural is now well established. This book analyzes politically- and religiously-inspired protective homophobia within the context of Africa’s socioeconomic and political place in the global community. The author builds upon on-the-ground research and his groundbreaking previous studies on the cultural politics of globalization in Africa to present a wide, complex, and interdisciplinary understanding of Africa’s sexual politics.

Women and Girls Rising

Women and Girls Rising

Progress and resistance around the world

  • Author: Ellen Chesler,Terry McGovern
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317482654
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 450
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A growing body of evidence demonstrates that improvements in the status of women and girls – however worthy and important in their own right – also drive the prosperity, stability, and security of families, communities, and nations. Yet despite many indicators of progress, women and girls everywhere – including countries of the developed world – continue to confront barriers to their full and equal participation in social, economic, and political life. Capturing voices and experiences from around the world, this work documents the modern history of the global women’s movement - its many accomplishments and setbacks. Drawing together prominent pioneers and contemporary policymakers, activists, and scholars, the volume interrogates where and why progress has met resistance and been slowed, and examine the still unfinished agenda for change in national and international policy arenas. This history and roadmap are especially critical for younger generations who need a better understanding of this rich feminist legacy and the intense opposition that women’s movements have generated. This book creates a clear and forceful narrative about women’s agency and the central relevance of women’s rights movements to global and national policy-making.. It is essential reading for activists and policymakers, students and scholars alike.

African Creeks

African Creeks

Estelvste and the Creek Nation

  • Author: Gary Zellar
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 9780806138152
  • Category: History
  • Page: 343
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A narrative of the African Creek community

African warriors

African warriors

the Samburu

  • Author: Thomasin Magor
  • Publisher: Harvill Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 255
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African Art in Cultural Perspective

African Art in Cultural Perspective

An Introduction

  • Author: William Russell Bascom,Richard Bascom
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780393093759
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 196
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A general survey of African art as it reflects tribal and cultural influences.

Public Art in South Africa

Public Art in South Africa

Bronze Warriors and Plastic Presidents

  • Author: KIM MILLER,BRENDA SCHMAHMANN
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253030102
  • Category: Art
  • Page: N.A
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How does South Africa deal with public art from its years of colonialism and apartheid? How do new monuments address fraught histories and commemorate heroes of the struggle? Across South Africa, statues commemorating figures such as Cecil Rhodes have provoked heated protests, while new works commemorating icons of the liberation struggle have also sometimes proved contentious. In this lively volume, Kim Miller, Brenda Schmahmann, and an international group of contributors examine statues and memorials as well as performance, billboards, and other temporal modes of communication, considering the implications of not only the exposure but also erasure of events and icons from the public domain. Revealing how public visual expressions articulate histories and memories, they explore how such works may serve as a forum in which tensions surrounding race, gender, identity, or nationhood play out.

Warrior Princess

Warrior Princess

My Quest To Become The First Female Maasai Warrior

  • Author: Mindy Budgor
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0762796618
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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Only the combination of cultural curiosity, passion, fearlessness and a set of Jewish parents breathing fire down her neck could lead a sane human being to buy a one-way ticket to Nairobi and face probable death in an effort to become the world’s first female Maasai warrior. Warrior Princess is the funny and inspirational memoir of Mindy Budgor, a young entrepreneur tired of having a job to have a job, who decides to make changes in her life. While waiting for her Business School applications to go through, she decides to volunteer in Africa, building schools and hospitals in the Maasai Mara. While living and working with the Maasai, Mindy talks to the chief and asks him why there are no women warriors. The chief responds simply and derisively: because women are not strong enough or brave enough. Mindy immediately realizes her calling and thus begins her amazing adventure to become the first female Maasai warrior. As a result of this training and advocacy, the Maasai in Loita, Kenya are leading the charge to change tribal law to allow women to become Maasai warriors. Mindy as a tribe member is ready to return to stand with her fellow warriors against whatever opposition they might face – be it lions, or elephants, or Western influence.

Wives of the Leopard

Wives of the Leopard

Gender, Politics, and Culture in the Kingdom of Dahomey

  • Author: Edna G. Bay
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • ISBN: 9780813923864
  • Category: History
  • Page: 392
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Wives of the Leopard explores power and culture in a pre-colonial West African state whose army of women and practice of human sacrifice earned it notoriety in the racist imagination of late nineteenth-century Europe and America. Tracing two hundred years of the history of Dahomey up to the French colonial conquest in 1894, the book follows change in two central institutions. One was the monarchy, the coalitions of men and women who seized and wielded power in the name of the king. The second was the palace, a household of several thousand wives of the king who supported and managed state functions. Looking at Dahomey against the backdrop of the Atlantic slave trade and the growth of European imperialism, Edan G. Bay reaches for a distinctly Dahomean perspective as she weaves together evidence drawn from travelers' memoirs and local oral accounts, from the religious practices of vodun, and from ethnographic studies of the twentieth century. Wives of the Leopard thoroughly integrates gender into the political analysis of state systems, effectively creating a social history of power. More broadly, it argues that women as a whole and men of the lower classes were gradually squeezed out of access to power as economic resources contracted with the decline of the slave trade in the nineteenth century. In these and other ways, the book provides an accessible portrait of Dahomey's complex and fascinating culture without exoticizing it.

Sankofa

Sankofa

African Thought and Education

  • Author: Elleni Tedla
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 236
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To prevent the alienation and crisis facing African youth, this book urges the building of a new form of African education that is firmly founded on all that is positive in indigenous thought and education. It also examines the impact of the concepts that underlie indigenous and Westernized education. As an in-depth illustration of African thought and education, traditional Amara (Ethiopian) thought and education is discussed in two chapters. The book underscores the need to understand Africans on their own terms within the context of their culture, and the necessity to be judicious in importing foreign ideas and institutions to Africa. Otherwise, the cultural and spiritual fabric of African way of life will be torn beyond repair. This book has great implications for African and African American education.

Faces of Africa

Faces of Africa

Thirty Years of Photography

  • Author: Carol Beckwith,Angela Fisher
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books
  • ISBN: 9781426204241
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 356
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Presents a selection of full-color photographs from across Africa, covering topics including sense of place, the joy of being, inner journeys, patterns of beauty, rhythm from within, and capacity to endure.

God Warriors

God Warriors

Revelation and Liberation in the African American Church

  • Author: Dr. Bruce J. Carter
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469102773
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 112
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Dahomey

Dahomey

The Warrior Kings

  • Author: Philip Koslow
  • Publisher: Chelsea House
  • ISBN: 9780791031384
  • Category: History
  • Page: 63
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Describes the West African kingdom of Dahomey.

Warriors and Citizens

Warriors and Citizens

American Views of Our Military

  • Author: Jim Mattis,Kori Schake
  • Publisher: Hoover Press
  • ISBN: 0817919368
  • Category: History
  • Page: 360
  • View: 8055
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A diverse group of contributors offer different perspectives on whether or not the different experiences of our military and the broader society amounts to a "gap"—and if the American public is losing connection to its military. They analyze extensive polling information to identify those gaps between civilian and military attitudes on issues central to the military profession and the professionalism of our military, determine which if any of these gaps are problematic for sustaining the traditionally strong bonds between the American military and its broader public, analyze whether any problematic gaps are amenable to remediation by policy means, and assess potential solutions.

Fighting for Honor

Fighting for Honor

The History of African Martial Art Traditions in the Atlantic World

  • Author: M. Thomas J. Desch-Obi
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9781570037184
  • Category: History
  • Page: 346
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A groundbreaking investigation into the migration of martial arts techniques across continents and centuries

Last African Warriors

Last African Warriors

  • Author: Gianni Giansanti
  • Publisher: White Star Editions
  • ISBN: 9788854404724
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 209
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For anyone interested in primitive cultures and field photography as high art, this stunning volume by Gianni Giansanti, the renowned author of Vanishing Africa, provides an exceedingly intimate and sympathetic portrait of indigenous peoples in their most purposeful aspect. Trekking ever deeper into the mysterious heart of undocumented—and endangered—aboriginal Africa, the birthplace of humanity, Giansanti captures the extraordinary masks, plumage, and adornment used by warriors in the remotest regions to invoke martial magic. Each photo is a masterpiece of abstract art that demonstrates how the natives use their bodies as canvases, painting their scarified flesh with pigments made from powdered volcanic rock and adorning themselves with flowers, leaves, grasses, shells, and animal horns. Giansanti employs virtuoso techniques of chiaroscuro, stark contrasts of texture and color, and jarring juxtapositions of the primordial and the modern to produce a rare and surreal glimpse into an eerily exotic and timeless way of life.

Japanese by Spring

Japanese by Spring

  • Author: Ishmael Reed
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN: 9780140255850
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 225
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Chappie Puttbutt, a Black professor at the overwhelmingly white Jack London University, finds himself the head of his department and, drunk with power, sets out to settle old scores

Tourism Management in Southern Africa

Tourism Management in Southern Africa

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Pearson South Africa
  • ISBN: 9781868911868
  • Category: Tourism
  • Page: 290
  • View: 7459
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