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- University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 67.50
The ?woman question,? this book asserts, is a Western one, and not a proper lens for viewing African society. Rethinking gender as a Western construction, Oyewumi offers a new way of understanding both Yoruban and Western cultures. Winner of the American Sociological Association Sex & Gender Section's 1998 "Distinguished Book Award." more...
- Zed Books 2004; US$ 32.95
Why does a remote swathe of the Western Sahara concern the US and Europe? Why does Morocco maintain its occupation? Why has the UN Security Council prevaricated for three decades while the Sahrawis live under Moroccan rule or as refugees? This book examines the geopolitics and reveals: the little-known struggle of Sahrawis living under Moroccan rule... more...
- ILO Publications 2006; US$ 16.00
Presents the findings of a research project, carried out at the International Institute for Labour Studies from 2003 to 2005, designed to better understand how civil society organizations, working within participatory governance structures, may contribute to the goals of the ILO Decent Work agenda. Based on the South African experience, focuses on... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00
Based in Ethiopia, the Africa Union, established in July 2002, is the successor to the Organization of African Unity, created in 1963. The AU aims include promoting democracy, human rights, and sustainable economic development across Africa, especially by increasing foreign investment through the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). more...
- Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 30.00
- Information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture- Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery- Maps reflect current political boundaries more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17
CultureShock! Morocco contains all the essential information to help you settle comfortably in this unique but often bewildering country. Offering a different perspective from the romanticised place portrayed in the film Casablanca, the book explores the realities of Morocco and gives important insights into the lives and customs of the Moroccans.... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2004; US$ 16.95
"We had no vehicle. We didn't know how or if we could continue heading south. I was in a vast, seemingly endless desert. I didn't know when or if we'd make it to the other side. I didn't even know where the other side was. It wasn't in Algeria. I knew that much. Was it in Niger? Where does the Sahara actually end?" We live in a culture, Donahue writes,... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 9.99
Essential reading for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented. Key themes in current thinking about Africa's history are illustrated with a range of fascinating historical examples,... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2002; US$ 10.50