Taking Sides

Author: William G. Moseley
Publisher: Dushkin Publishing Group
Format: PDF
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A debate-style reader provides an introduction to a series of controversial African issues, followed by arguments presenting opposing viewpoints on the topic.

Taking Sides Clashing Views on African Issues

Author: William Moseley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780078050084
Format: PDF, Docs
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Taking Sides volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions. Taking Sides readers feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor’s Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume. Using Taking Sides in the Classroom is also an excellent instructor resource. Visit www.mhhe.com/takingsides for more details.

Africa An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society 3 volumes

Author: Toyin Falola Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598846663
Format: PDF
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These volumes offer a one-stop resource for researching the lives, customs, and cultures of Africa's nations and peoples. • Supplies entries that are more extensive than in most comparable encyclopedic works • Arranges content alphabetically by country, then by topic, with suggestions for further reading following each • Includes contributions from numerous eminent scholars of African history • Provides a clear African voice via entries from scholars from the African continent

Poverty and Economic Issues

Author: Tunde Obadina
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1422288919
Format: PDF
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Desperate poverty is perhaps the greatest challenge facing Africa. Over the past 30 years, while the rest of the world has enjoyed unprecedented economic growth and prosperity, African countries have grown poorer. Today, more than 40 percent of the people living in sub-Saharan Africa subsist on less than $1 a day. This book explains the causes of Africas economic stagnation and discusses the many ways in which grinding poverty contributes to a reduced quality of life for Africans. The book also explores methods that current leaders and international organizations are using to help reduce poverty in Africa.

Traditional Institutions and Public Administration in Democratic Africa

Author: Kwame Badu Antwi-Boasiako; Okyere B
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462822614
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Traditional Institutions and Public Administration in Democratic Africa tackles the most pressing contemporary administrative issues of Africa. The first chapter opens with a thorough discussion on neo-colonialism in Africa. It questions the authenticity of African democracy as it points out the presence of groups and individuals who exploit African resources to their advantage. The chains of colonialism have perpetually defeated democracy in Africa and the former oppressors continue to financially and politically control their former colonies. The authors probe into the traditional institutions as well as the functions of the government to explain the political status quo of Africa. It emphasizes the negative impact of adhering to democratic structures that impair the positive practices and values of the traditional African administrative culture. An eye-opener, Traditional Institutions and Public Administration in Democratic Africa boldly exposes revolutionary views that challenge and defy democracy in Africa

Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in World Civilizations

Author: Joseph R. Mitchell
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780697422996
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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[The book] is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in world civilizations. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading historians and commentators on world history, reflect a variety of viewpoints and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework. -Back coverOne of the valuable aspects of this book is its flexibility. Its primary intended use is for world civilization courses, world history course, and other courses that pursue a global/historical perspective -Pref.

Marry Me in Africa

Author: E. Kofi Agorsah
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781477228777
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Marry Me in Africa is an invitation to discuss approaches and processes in African marriage ritual. As one crucial institution in African culture, marriage in its traditional African definition has helped many of the continent’s cultures maintain a sense of community and identity. This book invites especially students and researchers into exchanges on some African marriage traditions and their roles in African societies. It concerns those aspects that fascinate me and many other Africans that we believe will interest people in the New World, particularly the Caribbean. Researchers of the African Diaspora might want to use some of the marriage practices for reconstructing models for analysis and interpretation of the formation and transformation of the African heritage in the Diaspora. Marry Me in Africa is particularly useful for scholars not familiar with the different cultural practices among African societies, their sources of identity and diversity, and the implications of these for understanding African social systems. This book will be a useful companion for other scholars who know about some of the cultural practices but are unable to identify exactly their relationship to specific ethnic groups, traditional concepts, social, political, economic, technological, and other practices that have constituted the patterns of cultural behavior among African societies through marriage. Individual or local cultural traditions and practices are presented within the context of the general African cultural heritage, leading to cross-cultural comparison and generalizations. The convergence of traditional marriage patterns and continuities in specific aspects of traditional values and behavior of various societies are examined over the common-ground sense of community among Africans that may not be the same today as in the past. For this reason this book takes the liberty to discuss present manifestations of a transformed past in the present.

An Introduction to Human Environment Geography

Author: William G. Moseley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118241053
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This introductory level text explores various theoreticalapproaches to human-environment geography, demonstrating how localdynamics and global processes influence how we interact with ourenvironments. Introduces students to fundamental concepts in environmentalgeography and science Explores the core theoretical traditions within the field,along with major thematic issues such as population, food andagriculture, and water resources Offers an engaging and unique view of the spatial relationshipsbetween humans and their environment across geographical locationsaround the world Includes a variety of real-world policy questions andemphasizes geography’s strong tradition of field work byfeaturing prominent nature-society geographers in guest fieldnotes