Multimedia Research and Documentation of Oral Genres in Africa

Multimedia Research and Documentation of Oral Genres in Africa

Author: Daniela Merolla

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643901309

Category: Social Science

Page: 139

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This book approaches a central concern of oral literature studies worldwide, with a special focus on Africa: how to deal with oral genres in a world where new technologies have become available to more and more people? As the book asserts, what is new is that the spotlight is directed towards (old and new) "interlocutors" who cooperate in the making of technologized oral genres in an increasingly technologized world. Their interactions affect the performance, as well as research - their roles and positions raise methodological and ethical questions particularly when local/national identities and commercial interests are at stake. (Series: African Studies / Afrikanische Studien - Vol. 45)



Author: Foreign Affairs Research Documentation Center


ISBN: STANFORD:36105120712604

Category: Africa

Page: 61

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Africa in Contemporary Perspective

Africa in Contemporary Perspective

Author: Manuh, Takyiwaa

Publisher: Sub-Saharan Publishers

ISBN: 9789988647377

Category: Social Science

Page: 530

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An important feature of Ghanaian tertiary education is the foundational African Studies Programme which was initiated in the early 1960s. Unfortunately hardly any readers exist which bring together a body of knowledge on the themes, issues and debates which inform and animate research and teaching in African Studies particularly on the African continent. This becomes even more important when we consider the need for knowledge on Africa that is not Eurocentric or sensationalised, but driven from internal understandings of life and prospects in Africa. Dominant representations and perceptions of Africa usually depict a continent in crisis. Rather than buying into external representations of Africa, with its 'lacks' and aspirations for Western modernities, we insist that African scholars in particular should be in the forefront of promoting understanding of the pluri-lingual, overlapping, and dense reality of life and developments on the continent, to produce relevant and usable knowledge. Continuing and renewed interest in Africa's resources, including the land mass, economy, minerals, visual arts and performance cultures, as well as bio-medical knowledge and products, by old and new geopolitical players, obliges African scholars to transcend disciplinary boundaries and to work with each other to advance knowledge and uses of those resources in the interests of Africa's people.

Federal Support of International Social Science and Behavioral Research

Federal Support of International Social Science and Behavioral Research

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Subcommittee on Government Research


ISBN: LOC:00186822171

Category: Administrative agencies

Page: 290

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Reviews use of Federal contracts and grants, especially by DOD, to support social science and behavioral research projects abroad and its implications on foreign relations and the academic and research communities. Focuses on alternative methods of conducting research abroad without compromising research efforts.

Documents of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights - Volume 1, 1987-1998

Documents of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights - Volume 1, 1987-1998

Author: Rachel Murray

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847313102

Category: Law

Page: 840

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Fourteen years since its establishment,the work of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights has not received the attention that should have been paid to its important contributions towards the promotion and protection of human rights in Africa. The aim of this publication is to provide not only the basic documents, but also the less well known material related to the jurisprudence emanating from the consideration of communications. This volume therefore includes, amongst other material, the twelve activity reports adopted by the Commission, resolutions, and final communiqués from the sessions. This is the first attempt to reproduce comprehensively the many documents of the Commission adopted since its inception in 1987. It will be an essential reference for academics, students, and practitioners. The publication is produced in collaboration with the African Society for International and Comparative Law, the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria and Interights in London.

The Zambezi River Basin

The Zambezi River Basin

Author: Jonathan Lautze

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315282039

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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The Zambezi river is the fourth longest in Africa, crossing or bordering Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The river basin is widely recognised as one of the most important basins in southern Africa and is the focus of contested development, including water for hydropower and for agriculture and the environment. This book provides a thorough review of water and sustainable development in the Zambezi, in order to identify critical issues and propose constructive ways forward. The book first reviews the availability and use of water resources in the basin, outlines the basin’s economic potential and highlights key concerns related to climate vulnerability and risk. Focus is then devoted to hydropower and the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus, sustainable agricultural water management, and threats and opportunities related to provision of ecosystem services. The impact of urbanisation and water quality is also examined, as well as ways to enhance transboundary water cooperation. Last, the book assesses the level of water security in the basin, and provides suggestions for achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. Throughout, emphasis is placed on entry points for basin-level management to foster improved paths forward.

U.S. Relations with South Africa: An Annotated Bibliography

U.S. Relations with South Africa: An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Y G-M Lulat

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 0813377471

Category: Political Science

Page: 500

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A comprehensive two-volume annotated bibliography of books and monographs, journal articles, government documents, documents of nongovernmental organizations, and substantive magazine and newspaper articles published since the late nineteenth century. Annotated entries contain a short abstract, a table of contents, and information on reviews. Each volume contains an author and subject index, and a periodical is included in Volume Two. Topics covered include: US Foreign Policy; Southern Africa in US-South African Relations; Nuclear Technology and Other Sectors of Trade and Economic Relations; Education Scientific and Cultural Exchanges; African Americans and South Africa; Divestment Disinvestment and Sanctions; Divestment, Disinvestment and Sanctions; Comparative Studies. This two-volume work is part of a larger project that included publication of a nearly 700-page book titled “United States Relations with South Africa: A Critical Overview from the Colonial Period to the Present” which is a critical overview of relations between the United States and South Africa going nearly as far back as the very beginning of their inception as permanent European colonial intrusions and it not only gives attention to the importance of contributions from nonofficial actors in shaping official relations, but also considers the impact of the geopolitical location of South Africa within southern Africa, where the presence of other nations - particularly Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe - looms large.