World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

'The Aesthetics of Creative Communication in African Performance Studies'. Institute of African Studies Research Review 4, no. 1 ... 6, no. 1 (1990): 123.

Author: Ousmane Diakhate

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136359491

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 440

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Now available in paperback for the first time this edition of the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre series examines theatrical developments in Africa since 1945. Entries on thirty-two African countries are featured in this volume, preceded by specialist introductory essays on Anglophone Africa, Francophone Africa, History and Culture, Cosmology, Music, Dance, Theatre for Young Audiences and Puppetry. There are also special introductory general essays on African theatre written by Nobel Prize Laureate Wole Soyinka and the outstanding Congolese playwright, Sony Labou Tansi, before his untimely death in 1995. More up-to-date and more wide-ranging than any other publication, this is undoubtedly a major ground-breaking survey of contemporary African theatre.

New Public Management in Africa

20, No. 2, 23–36. Nunberg, B. 1997. Rethinking Civil Service Reform: An Agenda ... International Review of Administrative Sciences, Vol. 67, No. 1, 117–134.

Author: Benon C. Basheka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351606530

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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The administrative sciences have been dominated by a turn to managerial perspectives in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, and in the spirit of this turn, 'New Public Management' (or NPM) promises to produce efficient, responsible and client-oriented public services. The reforms carried out in the pursuit of New Public Management are often accompanied by great optimism and rapid, enthusiastic steps toward implementation. Even in highly developed industrial countries, however, these fundamental reforms often overlook the political and cultural contexts of the implementing country. New Public Management in Africa: Emerging Issues and Lessons provides much-needed theoretical foundations for NPM reforms in the African context and reflects on the success of existing reforms in the development of several African states. The individual contributions in this timely volume provide important analyses of academic discourse, practical policy, achievements, and desiderata. The book as a whole, however, provides a valuable impetus for public administration research in and on African states, sharing findings on the results of reforms to date and adjustments required for these reforms to succeed. For public administration researchers outside of Africa, this book offers a review of New Public Management case studies that are unavailable or difficult to find elsewhere, contributing much to the exchange between African and Western administration science research, and demonstrating that African administrative research is well-prepared to help resolve global challenges.

Preserving Dance Across Time and Space

22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 36. 37. Review, vol. 20, nos. 1¥2 ... African Dance—An Artistic, Historical and Philosophical Inquiry (Trenton, ...

Author: Lynn Matluck Brooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134906451

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Dance is the art least susceptible to preservation since its embodied, kinaesthetic nature has proven difficult to capture in notation and even in still or moving images. However, frameworks have been established and guidance made available for keeping dances, performances, and choreographers’ legacies alive so that the dancers of today and tomorrow can experience and learn from the dances and dancers of the past. In this volume, a range of voices address the issue of dance preservation through memory, artistic choice, interpretation, imagery and notation, as well as looking at relevant archives, legal structures, documentation and artefacts. The intertwining of dance preservation and creativity is a core theme discussed throughout this text, pointing to the essential continuity of dance history and dance innovation. The demands of preservation stretch across time, geographies, institutions and interpersonal connections, and this book focuses on the fascinating web that supports the fragile yet urgent effort to sustain our dancing heritage. The articles in this book were originally published in the journal Dance Chronicle: Studies in Dance and the Related Arts.

Blacktino Queer Performance

multitalented: more significantly, he required himself to sing, to dance, to act, ... “Plum Nelly: New Essays in Black Queer Studies,” Callaloo 23, no. 1 ...

Author: E. Patrick Johnson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822374657

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 584

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Staging an important new conversation between performers and critics, Blacktino Queer Performance approaches the interrelations of blackness and Latinidad through a stimulating mix of theory and art. The collection contains nine performance scripts by established and emerging black and Latina/o queer playwrights and performance artists, each accompanied by an interview and critical essay conducted or written by leading scholars of black, Latina/o, and queer expressive practices. As the volume's framing device, "blacktino" grounds the specificities of black and brown social and political relations while allowing the contributors to maintain the goals of queer-of-color critique. Whether interrogating constructions of Latino masculinity, theorizing the black queer male experience, or examining black lesbian relationships, the contributors present blacktino queer performance as an artistic, critical, political, and collaborative practice. These scripts, interviews, and essays not only accentuate the value of blacktino as a reading device; they radiate the possibilities for thinking through the concepts of blacktino, queer, and performance across several disciplines. Blacktino Queer Performance reveals the inevitable flirtations, frictions, and seductions that mark the contours of any ethnoracial love affair. Contributors. Jossiana Arroyo, Marlon M. Bailey, Pamela Booker, Sharon Bridgforth, Jennifer Devere Brody, Cedric Brown, Bernadette Marie Calafell, Javier Cardona, E. Patrick Johnson, Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, John Keene, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, D. Soyini Madison, Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr., Andreea Micu, Charles I. Nero, Tavia Nyong'o, Paul Outlaw, Coya Paz, Charles Rice-González, Sandra L. Richards, Matt Richardson, Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, Celiany Rivera-Velázquez, Tamara Roberts, Lisa B. Thompson, Beliza Torres Narváez, Patricia Ybarra, Vershawn Ashanti Young

The Seed is Mine

African Studies Review, Vol. 33, No. 2, 1990, pp. 1–119 Keegan, T., 'The Sharecropping Economy on the South African Highveld in the Early Twentieth Century.

Author: Charles van Onselen

Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers

ISBN: 9781868429639

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 664

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A bold and innovative social history, The Seed Is Mine concerns the disenfranchised blacks who did so much to shape the destiny of South Africa. After years of interviews with Kas Maine and his neighbors, employers, friends, and family – a rare triumph of collaborative courage and dedication – Charles van Onselen has recreated the entire life of a man who struggled to maintain his family in a world dedicated to enriching whites and impoverishing blacks, while South Africa was tearing them apart.

Christianity and Public Culture in Africa

3 (1992): 357–88; Shipton, “land and Culture in tropical Africa: Soil, Symbols, and the metaphysics of the mundane,” Annual Review of Anthropology 23, no. 1 ...

Author: Harri Englund

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821419458

Category: History

Page: 238

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Christianity and Public Culture in Africa takes the reader beyond Africa’s apparent exceptionalism. African Christians have created new publics, often in ways that offer fresh insights into the symbolic and practical boundaries separating the secular and the sacred, the private and the public, and the liberal and the illiberal. Critical reason and Christian convictions have combined in surprising ways when African Christians have engaged with vital public issues such as national constitutions and gender relations, and with literary imaginings and controversies over tradition and HIV/AIDS. The contributors demonstrate how the public significance of Christianity varies across time and place. They explore rural Africa and the continent’s major cities, and colonial and missionary situations, as well as mass-mediated ideas and images in the twenty-first century. They also reveal the plurality of Pentecostalism in Africa and keep in view the continent’s continuing denominational diversity. Students and scholars will find these topical studies to be impressive in scope. Contributors: Barbara M. Cooper, Harri Englund, Marja Hinfelaar, Nicholas Kamau-Goro, Birgit Meyer, Michael Perry, Kweku Okyerefo, Damaris Parsitau, Ruth Prince, James A. Pritchett, Ilana van Wyk

Government and Politics in Africa

Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. xviii, no. 1 (September 1979), p. 44. See my contributions on 'The East African Community' in The Annual Register in ...


Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349176298


Page: 352

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Intercultural Communication in Interpreting

2, no. 1, pp. 36–54. Dunn, K 1996, images of Africa and Africans ... Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, vol. 23, pp. 113–133.

Author: Jinhyun Cho

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000400380

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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Navigating and resolving issues in intercultural communication is an integral part of the interpreter’s role on a daily basis. This book is an essential guide to the interpersonal dimensions of intercultural communication in a variety of key interpreting contexts: business, education, law, and healthcare. Drawing on the unique perspectives of professional interpreters, Cho focuses on two key questions that remain underexamined in the field of intercultural communication: why does intercultural communication often break down, and how do individuals manage intercultural communication issues? Each chapter deals with issues pertinent to small cultural aspects of intercultural communication, including gender, ethnic migrant communities, educational cultures among migrants of Asian backgrounds, and monolingualism/monoculturalism in courtroom and refugee interview contexts. Spanning diverse geographical domains, the book highlights the impact of macro power on interpreting as well as the significance of individual agency and micro power, which can rebalance the given communicative context. Offering a comprehensive, up-to-date, innovative, and critical perspective on intercultural communication in interpreting, this is key reading for student and professional interpreters and those on courses in language and intercultural communication.

Black Opera

“A Musical and Sociological Review of Scott Joplin's Treemonisha.” Black Music Research Journal 10, no. 1 (Spring 1990): 153–59. ———. “Opera.

Author: Naomi Andre

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252050619

Category: Music

Page: 296

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From classic films like Carmen Jones to contemporary works like The Diary of Sally Hemmings and U-Carmen eKhayelitsa, American and South African artists and composers have used opera to reclaim black people's place in history. Naomi André draws on the experiences of performers and audiences to explore this music's resonance with today's listeners. Interacting with creators and performers, as well as with the works themselves, André reveals how black opera unearths suppressed truths. These truths provoke complex, if uncomfortable, reconsideration of racial, gender, sexual, and other oppressive ideologies. Opera, in turn, operates as a cultural and political force that employs an immense, transformative power to represent or even liberate. Viewing opera as a fertile site for critical inquiry, political activism, and social change, Black Opera lays the foundation for innovative new approaches to applied scholarship.

Making Black Scientists

1 (2001): 23–45. Camille Zubrinsky Charles, “The Dynamics of Racial Residential Segregation,” Annual Review of Sociology 29, no. 1 (2003): 167–207.

Author: Marybeth Gasman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674916586

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Historically black colleges and universities are adept at training scientists. Marybeth Gasman and Thai-Huy Nguyen follow ten HBCU programs that have grown their student cohorts and improved performance. These science departments furnish a bold new model for other colleges that want to better serve African American students.

African Americans in the U S Economy

Sam Q. Ziorklui, “The Performance of Black-Owned Commercial Banks: A Comparative Analysis,” Review of Black Political Economy 23, no. 2 (Fall 1994): 7. 22.

Author: Cecilia A. Conrad

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742568594

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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Over the last several decades, academic discourse on racial inequality has focused primarily on political and social issues with significantly less attention on the complex interplay between race and economics. African Americans in the U.S. Economy represents a contribution to recent scholarship that seeks to lessen this imbalance. This book builds upon, and significantly extends, the principles, terminology, and methods of standard economics and black political economy. Influenced by path-breaking studies presented in several scholarly economic journals, this volume is designed to provide a political-economic analysis of the past and present economic status of African Americans. The chapters in this volume represent the work of some of the nation's most distinguished scholars on the various topics presented. The individual chapters cover several well-defined areas, including black employment and unemployment, labor market discrimination, black entrepreneurship, racial economic inequality, urban revitalization, and black economic development. The book is written in a style free of the technical jargon that characterizes most economics textbooks. While the book is methodologically sophisticated, it is accessible to a wide range of students and the general public and will appeal to academicians and practitioners alike.

Urban Competitiveness in Developing Economies

Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS), Annual report: ECOWAS common ... Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam”. Africa Review, vol. 8 no. 1, 2016, pp.

Author: Peter Karl Kresl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429811982

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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Plenty has been written on the competitiveness of megacities, capital cities, and regional hubs. Cities in developing countries have not yet received the same attention – this book fills that gap. An international team of expert academics have come together to present a comprehensive study of the competitiveness of cities in the developing world. Spanning Asia, Africa, and Latin America, this book homes in on specific city cases and examines how they relate to the rest of the global economy. The focus is on acknowledging their unique contexts, while drawing out commonalities, and ultimately identifying ways for them to enhance their competitiveness, wellbeing, and sustainability. This volume will be valuable reading to advanced students, researchers, and policymakers in urban and regional studies, economic geography, and economic development.

Globalization The Juggernaut of the 21st Century

23, No. 3:22–38, Unisa Press; Hermien Kotzé (2003), 'Responding to the Growing Socio-economic Crisis?: A Review of Civil Society in South Africa', ...

Author: Jan-Erik Lane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317127123

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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While some people debate whether globalization really exists, it proceeds apace, affecting all societies. It presents us with unknown challenges and, as governments start to discuss what to do about these challenges, it is becoming obvious that globalization is not manageable. With globalization the juggernaut of the 21st century, all countries of the world become interdependent in relation to the coming energy crisis, climate change, the sharper cleavages between rich and poor countries and people, and the emergence of a multicultural social structure. This interesting and erudite book adopts a distinctive approach to the multiple dimensions of the globalization debate. The impressive coverage of philosophical thought - including Popper, Weber, Habermas, Lipset and Hobbes - makes a valuable contribution to the debates on globalization.

Governing Global Desertification

... Drylands of Africa ' . Land Degradation and Devopment vol . 9 , no . 1 , pp . 1-20 . ... Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics vol . 4 , pp . 1-23 .

Author: Pierre-Marc Johnson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 075464359X

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

View: 176


This volume examines the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) signed in 1994. It studies the links between land degradation and poverty, the role of civil society and good governance in implementing the UNCCD and the various approaches to fighting desertification.

Eastern Africa Economic Review

See Mark Blaug, Employment and Unemployment in Ethiopia, International Labour Review, Vol. 110, 1974, pp. 117–143. 15 IBRD IDA, Recent Economic Performance and Future Prospects in Ethiopia, Vol. 1, Main Report, Report No 9-ET, ...



ISBN: UCAL:B3857761

Category: Africa, Eastern


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Adjustment and Agriculture in Africa

Development Policy Review, vol. 5, pp. ... 8, no. 3 (Summer). Lofohie, Michael (1985) “Africa's Agrarian Malaise', in G. Carter and P. O'Meara (eds), ...

Author: J. Clapp

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230372450

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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With the adoption of a World Bank-sponsored structural adjustment programme in the mid-1980s, Guinea underwent a dramatic change in its economic and agricultural policies. The country's experience over the past decade illustrates some of the most pressing problems encountered by African countries pursuing economic reform. This book analyses these difficulties by examining the adjustment experience in Guinea as it affected the country's overall political economy and the agricultural sector in particular. It also places this case within the broader context of African adjustment.

The Dialectics of Transformation in Africa

Annual Review of Anthropology 12 (1984): 157–185. ... 1 (1984): 123. ... Perspective on the African Case.” American Journal of International Law 95, no. 1.

Author: E. Bongmba

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403984586

Category: Philosophy

Page: 310

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A discussion of political and religious crisis in Africa, this book covers such topics as democratic transition, good governance, civil society and the African renaissance. Elias K. Bongmba proposes humanistic interventions centred on the recovery of interpersonal relations and seeks to understand the ongoing struggles in Africa.

Geopolitics of the World System

Geographical Review 45 , no . 3 ( 1955 ) : 492–508 . Kahn , Joseph . “ World Bank Cites Itself in Study of Africa's Bleak Performance . ” New York Times , 1 ...

Author: Saul Bernard Cohen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847699072

Category: Political Science

Page: 435

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Cohen argues that the emergence of the United States as the world's sole superpower and the process of globalization have failed to remove the importance of geography as a political and strategic factor of great import. After laying out the structural basis for his theory of geopolitical theory, he launches into an examination of how geopolitical realities have developed since World War II, a period that witnessed greater change than the preceding two and a half centuries. He then turns his attention to the meat of the book, separate examinations of the each of the major world regions, including examinations of the important countries and their individual geopolitical realities.

Hearing to Review the Opportunities and Benefits of Agricultural Biotechnology

1 ( 2009 ) : e1000023 10. ... Annual Review of Resource Economics 1 , no.1 ( 2009 ) : 15– 35 . 15. ... 23. World Bank , World Development Report , 2008.

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture


ISBN: UCSD:31822037828969

Category: Agricultural biotechnology

Page: 153

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