Knowledge Production in Africa: -African studies: The ambiguity of ownership and originality - debate

Knowledge Production in Africa: -African studies: The ambiguity of ownership and originality - debate

Author: 
Melber, Henning
Publisher: 
Cambridge University Press
Date published: 
2016
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Journal Title: 
Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Source: 
Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, Vol. 86, No. 2, May 2016, pp. 347-349
Abstract: 

.... Arowosegbe's article is a welcome invitation to reconsider African studies by reflecting on the dubious ambiguities of their ownership. While he dismisses Western hegemony, he also demands acknowledgement of the relevance of Western thought to the discipline. The latent tension and challenge to reconcile these demands are underlined by his parallel references to knowledge production in as well as on Africa without a further clarifying distinction......

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CITATION: Melber, Henning. Knowledge Production in Africa: -African studies: The ambiguity of ownership and originality - debate . : Cambridge University Press , 2016. Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, Vol. 86, No. 2, May 2016, pp. 347-349 - Available at: http://library.au.int/knowledge-production-africa-african-studies-ambiguity-ownership-and-originality-debate