Movers and Shakers: Social Movements in Africa

Stephen Ellis, Ineke van Kessel
Brill, 2009 - 257 páginas
Mobilization against apartheid, the campaign against blood diamonds, the women's movement in Liberia where Africa's first female head of state was elected in 2005: these are all examples of socially based movements that have had a major effect on Africa's recent history. Yet the most influential theories concerning social movements worldwide have paid little heed to Africa, basing themselves more often on cases drawn from other continents. This volume draws together contributions from some leading writers on social movements in Africa, setting empirical studies alongside a couple of theoretical chapters. Africa's social movements have distinctive features that are related to the continent's specific history.

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Stephen Ellis is a senior researcher at the African Studies Centre, Leiden, and Desmond Tutu professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the VU University, Amsterdam. He has published on a wide variety of African countries including Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria and South Africa. His most recent book, coauthored with Solofo Randrianja, is 'Madagascar: A Short History' (C. Hurst & Co., London). Ineke van Kessel, is a senior researcher with the African Studies Centre, Leiden. She has published extensively on anti-apartheid resistance in South Africa, notably "Beyond our Wildest Dreams': the United Democratic Front and the Transformation of South Africa" (University of Virginia Press), as well as on socio-political developments in post-apartheid South Africa.

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