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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:The History of Africanization and the Africanization of History
Author:Brizuela-Garcia, Esperanza
Year:2006
Periodical:History in Africa
Volume:33
Pages:85-100
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:Africanization
history
historiography
History and Exploration
Link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/history_in_africa/v033/33.1brizuela-garcia.pdf
Abstract:This paper examines the history of Africanization in African historiography. It departs from two premises. First, the issues that come with the idea of Africanization are more pronounced in the field of African history. In other fields, such as Latin American history, this indigenizing of history is not nearly given so much attention. Second, the idea that African history needs to be Africanized has been taken for granted and has not been critically examined. The author contends that the historical conditions that have framed the emergence and development of African historiography have made it necessary to emphasize the issue of Africanization. She further argues that those conditions have changed in the past fifty years, and that the questions raised in the quest to Africanize history should be redefined in view of the new challenges for African history and of historiography at large. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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