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Africa's Leaky Giant

Trapido, Joe (2015) 'Africa's Leaky Giant.' New Left Review, 92. pp. 5-40.

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Recent analysis of Congo’s plight has foregrounded notions of local agency and impenetrable complexity, excluding structural analysis. In a landmark rebuttal, Joe Trapido argues that it is just as implausible to deny the agency of powerful outsiders as that of powerful Africans. Dynamics of a primitive accumulation that never results in sustained development, its gains still leaking overseas.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Anthropology & Sociology
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
ISSN: 00286060
Depositing User: Joe Trapido
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2015 11:27
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/19697


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