Show simple item record Buggenhagen, Beth 2017-11-16T21:22:55Z 2017-11-16T21:22:55Z 2016
dc.identifier.citation Beth Buggenhagen. "Area Studies and the Challenges of Creating a Space for Public Debate." Africa Today 63, no. 2 (2016): 82-87. en
dc.description postprint en
dc.description.abstract Scholarship in the African humanities—art history, cultural anthropology, history, literature, religion, and so forth—has transcended disciplinary ways of knowing, transformed scholarly conversations from a focus on difference between Africa and the West to an emphasis on connections and convergence, and emphasized the universality of the particular. Today, the African humanities must confront another limitation in scholarly discourse about Africa: the presentist priorities of schools of global studies. If it appears that claims to particularistic knowledge of social and historical processes and linguistic competence are falling on deaf ears, it may be because the logic of securing “America’s Place in the World,” the topic of the spring 2016 symposium in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University, no longer depends on knowledge of cultural processes produced by academics based in the university system. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Africa Today en
dc.relation.isversionof en
dc.subject Universities en
dc.subject African culture en
dc.subject Ethnographic studies en
dc.subject African studies en
dc.subject Global studies en
dc.subject Military defense en
dc.subject Environmental refugees en
dc.subject Military culture en
dc.subject Funding en
dc.subject Political debate en
dc.title Area Studies and the Challenges of Creating a Space for Public Debate en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.2979/africatoday.63.2.08

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