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Title:The Institute for African Studies in the University of Zambia: problems and prospects
Author:Kashoki, Mubanga E.ISNI
Periodical:African Social Research
Geographic term:Zambia
Subject:African Studies centres
Abstract:Attempts, differing in purpose, focus and emphasis, have been made from time to time to identify and discuss problem and issues that have tended to affect the development and functioning of the University of Zambia's Institute for African Studies since its founding in 1938 as the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute of Social Research. In that context, articles by Godfrey Wilson, Max Gluckman, Alastair Heron, Richard Brown, Jaap van Velsen provide a point of reference for the internal and external pressures exerted on the Institute in the course of almost a half century of history during which it grew from a local research institute into a world-renowned scholarly institution. It is in order at this juncture to attempt a summary of the several ways in which the concerns of the present article coincide with or differ from those of previous writers. The author's own survey, however, is more narrowly delineated; it is concerned with problems experienced by one research institute, the Institute for African Studies, within the context of the University of Zambia, and, at a higher level, within Zambia. Ref., notes.