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Title:Development perspectives from the South: troubling the metrics of [under-]development in Africa
Editor:Mawere, MunyaradziISNI
City of publisher:Mankon
Publisher:Langaa Research & Publishing CIG
ISBN:9956764973; 9789956764976; 9956764035; 9789956764037
Geographic term:Africa
economic development
economic conditions
Abstract:This collective volume aims to offer a critical reflection on Africa's development condition in a nuanced and systematic fashion. It attempts to open up a constructive dialogue between the Global North and the Global South on the African [under-]development conundrum. Titles: Beyond Africa's underdevelopment jam: in search of a productive future; Troubling the myth of Africa's [under-]development; Pillage, plunder and migration in Africa: on the expatriation of riches and remittances; (Post-)development and the social production of ignorance: farming ignorance in 21st century Africa; Problematising the developmental potential of community share ownership trusts (CSOTS) in Zimbabwe: the case of the Tongogara CSOT, 2011-2014; Economic dependency and Third World underdevelopment: a case of Nigeria; 'Messianic resuscitation of foreign implantation of the seed of underdevelopment?': interrogating the role of foreign aid in Africa's development agenda; Unveiling orientalism in foreign narratives for engineering for development that targets Africa; Decolonising Africa's development: aternative paths; Education policy, exclusion and development: filling the gaps in Zimbabwe's public education for socio-economic development; Globalisation and land-grabbing in Africa: the implication of large-scale agricultural investsments for rural populations in Cameroon, Nigeria, and Tanzania; Troubling the triadic relationship of gender, development and underdevelopment in Africa; Human development-based hotel managers' perceptions on incentive travel in Zimbabwe: insights from Masvingo Province; 'A new form of imperialism?': interrogating China-Africa relations and development prospects in Africa; Environmental activism from below: the case of the subaltern against commercial diamond-mining companies in the Chiadzwa area of Zimbabwe, 2009-2013. Contributors: Munyaradzi Mawere, Artwell Nhemachena, Gertjan van Stam, Ngonidzashe Marongwe, Afolabi Opeyemi Glory, Costain Tandi, Fidelis Peter Thomas Duri, Nkwazi Mhango, Mescort Nenduva, Semie Memuna Sama, Tasara Muguti, Tendai Chibaya, Marshal Madambura. [ASC Leiden abstract]