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Mudimbe, V. Y. 1941-

Works: 136 works in 374 publications in 4 languages and 8,271 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Art  Political fiction  Diary fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Biography  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, ed, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: B5310, 843
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The invention of Africa : gnosis, philosophy, and the order of knowledge by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )
33 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What is the meaning of Africa and being an African? What is and what is not African philosophy? Is philosophy part of Africanism? These are the kinds of fundamental questions that this book addresses. V. Y. Mudimbe argues that the various discourses themselves establish the worlds of thought in which people conceive their identity. Western anthropology and missionaries have introduced distortions not only for outsiders but also for Africans trying to understand themselves. Mudimbe goes beyond the classic issues of African anthropology or history. He says that the book attempts an archeology of African gnosis as a system of knowledge in which major philosophical questions recently have arisen: first, concerning the form, the content, and the style of Africanizing knowledge; second, concerning the status of traditional systems of thought. He is directly concerned with the processes of transformation of different types of knowledge." -- P. 4 of cover
The idea of Africa by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book presents journeys into the multifaceted "idea" of Africa. As approached and circumscribed here, this idea is a product of the West and was conceived and conveyed through conflicting systems of knowledge
Africa and the disciplines : the contributions of research in Africa to the social sciences and humanities ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"African Studies, contrary to some accounts, is not a separate continent in the world of American higher education. Its intellectual borders touch those of economics, literature, history, philosophy, and art its history is the story of the world, both ancient and modern. This is the clear conclusion of Africa and the Disciplines, a book that addresses the question: Why should Africa be studied in the American university? This question was put to distinguished scholars in the social sciences and humanities, prominent Africanists who are also leaders in their various disciplines. Their responses make a strong and enlightening case for the importance of research on Africa to the academy. Paul Collier's essay, for example, shows how studies of African economies have clarified our understanding of the small open economies, and contributed to the theory of repressed inflation and to a number of areas in microeconomics as well. Art historian Suzanne Blier uses the terms and concepts that her discipline has applied to Africa to analyze the habits of mind and social practice of her own field. Christopher L. Miller describes the confounding and enriching impact of Africa on European and American literary theory. Political scientist Richard Sklar outlines Africa's contributions to the study of political modernization, pluralism, and rational choice. These essays, together with others from scholars in history, anthropology, philosophy, and comparative literature, attest to the influence of African research throughout the curriculum. For many, knowledge from Africa seems distant and exotic. These powerful essays suggest the contrary: that such knowledge has shaped the way in which scholars in various disciplines understand their worlds. Eloquent testimony to Africa's necessary place in the mainstream of American education, this book should alter the academy's understanding of the significance of African research, its definition of core and periphery in human knowledge."
Contemporary African cultural productions production culturelles africains contemporaines by V. Y Mudimbe( )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All over Africa, an explosion in cultural productions of various genres is in evidence. Whether in relation to music, song and dance, drama, poetry, film, documentaries, photography, cartoons, fine arts, novels and short stories, essays, and (auto)biography; the continent is experiencing a robust outpouring of creative power that is as remarkable for its originality as its all-round diversity. Beginning from the late 1970s and early 1980s, the African continent has experienced the longest and deepest economic crises than at any other time since the period after the Second World War. Interestin
The Surreptitious speech : Présence africaine and the politics of otherness, 1947-1987 ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before the birth of the moon by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parables and fables : exegesis, textuality, and politics in central Africa by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )
12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rift by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Rift explores textuality, writing, solitude, and death in the context of contemporary African life, and at the same time examines the constitution and materiality of African subjectivity. V.Y. Mudimbe's writing is provocative, demanding, and distinctly modernist. In its compelling exploration of the production of African knowledge within or outside the interstices of imperial space, The Rift contributes significantly to contemporary debates about the liminal subject split - to use Homi Bhabha's phrase - "between the here and the there"--And most important, about issues of power and post-colonial epistemology
Nations, identities, cultures ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between tides = Entre les eaux by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tales of faith : religion as political performance in Central Africa by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Entre les eaux : Dieu, un prêtre, la révolution; roman by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )
18 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in French and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History making in Africa ( Book )
8 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'écart : récit by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )
5 editions published in 1979 in French and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Bel immonde : récit by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in French and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'odeur du père : essai sur des limites de la science et de la vie en Afrique noire by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shaba Deux : les carnets de Mère Marie-Gertrude by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in French and English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'Afrique au miroir des littératures, des sciences de l'homme et de la société : mélanges offerts à V.Y. Mudimbe ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in French and English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La dépendance de l'Afrique et les moyens d'y remédier : actes de la 4e session du Congrès international des études africaines, Kinshasa, 12-15 décembre 1978 = Africa's dependence and the remedies by Congrès international des études africaines( Book )
11 editions published in 1980 in French and English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christianity without fetishes : an African critique and recapture of Christianity (1984) by F Eboussi Boulaga( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Mudimbé, V. Y.
Mudimbe, V. Y. 1941-
Mudimbe, V. Y. 1942-
Mudimbé, Valentin.
Mudimbé, Valentin Yves
Mudimbé, Valentin Yves 1941-...
Mudimbé, Vumbi Yoka.
Mudimbé, Vumbi Yoka 1941-...
Vumbi Yoka, Mudimbé.
Vumbi Yoka, Mudimbe 1941-
Yoka, Mudimbé Vumbi.
Yoka, Mudimbe Vumbi 1941-
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