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  • Egypt in the Era of Hosni Mubarakby Galal Amin

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 6.99

    Galal Amin once again turns his attention to the shaping of Egyptian society and the Egyptian state in the half-century and more that has elapsed since the Nasserite revolution, this time focusing on the era of President Mubarak.He looks at corruption, poverty, the plight of the middle class, and of course, the economy, and directs his penetrating... more...

  • Egypt, Islam, and Democracyby Saad Eddin Ibrahim

    American University of Cairo Press 2001; US$ 23.99

    These essays by one of Egypt's most influential intellectuals provide a fascinating perspective on the political, religious, economic, and social issues of contemporary Egypt. Written over a period of fifteen years, the essays cover a range of topics including civil society and the prospects for democratization in Egypt and the region, the urban sociology... more...

  • Into Africaby Martin Dugard

    Crown/Archetype 2003; US$ 16.00

    With the utterance of a single line??Doctor Livingstone, I presume???a remote meeting in the heart of Africa was transformed into one of the most famous encounters in exploration history. But the true story behind Dr. David Livingstone and journalist Henry Morton Stanley is one that has escaped telling. Into Africa is an extraordinarily researched... more...

  • Landscape Transformations and the Archaeology of Impactby E. Kofi Agorsah; Warren R. Perry

    Springer US 2006; US$ 126.83

    An attempt to use archaeological materials to investigate the colonization of southeastern Africa during the period 1500 to 1900. Perry demonstrates the usefulness of archaeology in bypassing the biases of the ethnohistorical and documentary record and generating a more comprehensive understanding of history. Special attention is paid to the period... more...

  • Theory, Change and Southern Africaby Professor Peter Vale; Dr Larry Swatuk; Bertil Oden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 205.00

    As dramatic changes unfold throughout the world, and the new millennium begins, many in South Africa have begun to ask 'what next'? The scale and pace of change have led to a feeling of powerlessness. How to cope with 'globalization', 'regionalization', a depleting ozone layer, new diseases, rampant militarization, let alone unseen structures of influence... more...

  • Egyptby Lillian C Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 61.95

    Kassem provides a concise and accessible introduction to Egypt, including chapters on domestic politics, foreign policy, economy and state formation. It will be of interest to anyone studying Egypt from a social science perspective. more...

  • Southern Africaby Jonathan Farley

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 33.95

    Southern Africa surveys the contemporary history of the whole region encompassing economic, social, political, security, foreign policy, health, environmental and gender issues in one short succinct volume. Positioning the collapse of Portugal?s African Empire in the context of the region?s history since 1945, Farley asserts that this collapse... more...

  • Egypt's Culture Warsby Samia Mehrez

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This ground-breaking work presents original research on cultural politics and battles in Egypt at the turn of the twenty first century. It deconstructs the boundaries between ?high? and ?low? culture drawing on conceptual tools in cultural studies, translation studies and gender studies to analyze debates in the fields of literature, cinema, mass... more...

  • Of Revelation and Revolution, Volume 1by Jean Comaroff; John L. Comaroff

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    "Defining their enterprise as more in the direction of poetics than of prosaics, the Comaroffs free themselves to analyze a vivid series of images and events as objects of analysis. These they mine for clues to the 19th-century contents of the British imagination and of Tswana minds. They are themselves imagining the imagination of others, and they... more...

  • Of Revelation and Revolution, Volume 2by John L. Comaroff; Jean Comaroff

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    In the second of a proposed three-volume study, John and Jean Comaroff continue their exploration of colonial evangelism and modernity in South Africa. Moving beyond the opening moments of the encounter between the British Nonconformist missions and the Southern Tswana peoples, Of Revelation and Revolution , Volume II, explores the complex transactions?both... more...