The future of African Studies: what we can do to keep Africa at the heart of our research

  title={The future of African Studies: what we can do to keep Africa at the heart of our research},
  author={Insa Nolte},
  journal={Journal of African Cultural Studies},
  pages={296 - 313}
  • Insa Nolte
  • Published 11 March 2019
  • Sociology
  • Journal of African Cultural Studies
ABSTRACT Over the past two decades, Africa has returned to academic agendas outside of the continent. At the same time, the field of African Studies has come under increasing criticism for its marginalisation of African voices, interests, and agendas. This article explores how the complex transformations of the academy have contributed to a growing division of labour. Increasingly, African scholarship is associated with the production of empirical fact and socio-economic impact rather than… 
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