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Mbembe, Achille 1957-

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Works: 114 works in 242 publications in 3 languages and 3,625 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author of introduction, Contributor, Editor, Translator, Interviewee
Classifications: HN780.Z9, 302.3096
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On the postcolony by Achille Mbembe ( )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Achille Mbembe is one of the most brilliant theorists of postcolonial studies writing today. In On the Postcolony he profoundly renews our understanding of power and subjectivity in Africa. In a series of provocative essays, Mbembe contests diehard Africanist and nativist perspectives as well as some of the key assumptions of postcolonial theory. This thought-provoking and groundbreaking collection of essays-his first book to be published in English-develops and extends debates first ignited by his well-known 1992 article "Provisional Notes on the Postcolony," in which he developed his notion of the "banality of power" in contemporary Africa. Mbembe reinterprets the meanings of death, utopia, and the divine libido as part of the new theoretical perspectives he offers on the constitution of power. He works with the complex registers of bodily subjectivity - violence, wonder, and laughter - to profoundly contest categories of oppression and resistance, autonomy and subjection, and state and civil society that marked the social theory of the late twentieth century. This provocative book will surely attract attention with its signal contribution to the rich interdisciplinary arena of scholarship on colonial and postcolonial discourse, history, anthropology, philosophy, political science, psychoanalysis, and literary criticism." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/ucal041/00062854.html
Johannesburg : the elusive metropolis by Sarah Nuttall ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis is a pioneering effort to insert South Africa's largest city into urban theory, on its own terms. Johannesburg is Africa's premier metropolis. Yet theories of urbanization have cast it as an emblem of irresolvable crisis, the spatial embodiment of unequal economic relations and segregationist policies, and a city that responds to but does not contribute to modernity on the global scale. Complicating and contesting such characterizations, the contributors to this collection reassess classic theories of metropolitan modernity as they explore the experience of 'city-ness' and urban life in post-apartheid South Africa. They portray Johannesburg as a polycentric and international city with a hybrid history that continually permeates the present. Turning its back on rigid rationalities of planning and racial separation, Johannesburg has become a place of intermingling and improvisation, a city that is fast developing its own brand of cosmopolitan culture
Afriques indociles : christianisme, pouvoir et Etat en société postcoloniale by Achille Mbembe ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in French and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De la postcolonie : essai sur l'imagination politique dans l'Afrique contemporaine by Achille Mbembe ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in French and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Politique par le bas en Afrique noire : contributions à une problématique de la démocratie by Jean-François Bayart ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in French and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sortir de la grande nuit essai sur l'Afrique décolonisée by Achille Mbembe ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Keywords : experience ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La naissance du maquis dans le Sud-Cameroun, 1920-1960 : histoire des usages de la raison en colonie by Achille Mbembe ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les jeunes et l'ordre politique en Afrique noire by Achille Mbembe ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berlin 1885 la ruée sur l'Afrique = the scramble for Africa ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the first international conference on Africa, which established its division amongst the European powers, and created Congo as a personal possession of the Belgian king. Both a reenactment and a documentary
On private indirect government by Achille Mbembe ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critique de la raison nègre by Achille Mbembe ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire du Cameroun : (XIXe-début XXe s.) by Martin Z Njeuma ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le problème national kamerunais by Ruben Um Nyobè ( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oeuvres by Frantz Fanon ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le politique par le bas en Afrique noire by Jean-François Bayart ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frantz Fanon par les textes de l'époque ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Noirs d'encre colonialisme, immigration et identité au coeur de la littérature afro-française by Dominic Richard David Thomas ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Demains précaires textes des conférences et des débats by Rencontres internationales de Genève ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The state, violence, and accumulation : the case of Sub-Saharan Africa by Achille Mbembe ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Mbembe, A. 1957-
Mbembe, A. (Achille), 1957-
Mbembe, Achille.
Mbembe Achille 1957-....
Mbembé, J. -A.
Mbembé, J.-A 1957-
Mbembe, J. Achille
Mbembe, Joseph A. 1957-
Mbembe , Joseph Achille
Mbembe, Joseph-Achille 1957-
Languages
French (70)
English (53)
Spanish (1)
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