Identity Transformation and Politicization in Africa: Shifting Mobilization (Hardcover)

Identity Transformation and Politicization in Africa: Shifting Mobilization By Toyin Falola (Editor), Céline A. Jacquemin (Editor), Victor Adesiyan (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Toyin Falola (Editor), Céline A. Jacquemin (Editor), Victor Adesiyan (Contribution by)
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Identity Transformation and Politicization in Africa: Shifting Mobilization, edited by Toyin Falola and C line A. Jacquemin, questions whether identity is providing and sustaining power for elites, or fueling oppression and conflicts, being mobilized for exclusionary movements versus inclusive societal changes, or educating in ways that foster progress and development. Do aspects of African identities and the challenges they present also hold prospects for more inclusive and peaceful democratic and representative futures? The contributors cover a wide spectrum of expertise on different African countries (Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Morocco, and Libya). They come from diverse disciplines (History, Political Science, Public Administration, Philosophy, Economics and Finance, Cultural Studies, Music, and International Relations), and use various methods and approaches in their research. Some contributors belong to the groups whose identity is being scrutinized and are participants in the efforts to politicize and mobilize, while others remain outside observers, who share some traits or interests with the African identities examined and provide different kinds of insights. Several chapters explore how innovative pedagogical projects studying African history and identity--facilitated by the internet and new social media--transform and connect with the African continent. Each author provides important insights on how mobilization around identity issues has been shifting with the internet and social media.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781666917925
ISBN-10: 1666917923
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: August 15th, 2022
Pages: 352
Language: English