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Teaching Africa and international studies: Forum introduction

Gallagher, J. and Death, C. and Sabaratnam, Meera and Smith, K. (2016) 'Teaching Africa and international studies: Forum introduction.' Politics.

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Africa has often been defined and represented by outsiders. In International Studies, the continent is frequently viewed as peripheral and uninteresting. This is clearly a problem, and an increasingly apparent one as the number of courses on Africa and IS grow, both in Africa and beyond. Many academics who run these courses are keen to challenge the continent’s traditional marginalisation and perceived dependency, but they are limited by the resources available to them, and the fact that many are establishing new courses from scratch. This article outlines some of the key debates around teaching Africa and IS, setting the scene for the articles that follow.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Published online before print 23 May 2016.
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Politics and International Studies
ISSN: 02633957
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1177/0263395716628886
Depositing User: Meera Sabaratnam
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 08:40
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/22523


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