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Movers and shakers : social movements in Africa

Author: Stephen Ellis; Ineke van Kessel
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2009.
Series: African dynamics, 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of empirical and theoretical studies of social movements in Africa is a corrective to a literature that has largely ignored that continent. It shows that Africa's social movements  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Movers and shakers.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2009
(OCoLC)945913734
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Ellis; Ineke van Kessel
ISBN: 9789004180130 9004180133
OCLC Number: 431935416
Description: vii, 257 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : African social movements or social movements in Africa? / Stephen Ellis & Ineke van Kessel --
Social movement theory : past, presence & prospects / Jacquelien van Stekelenburg & Bert Klandermans --
Speaking to global debates through a national and continental lens : South African and African social movements in comparative perspective / Adam Habib & Paul Opoku-Mensah --
African civil society, 'blood diamonds' and the Kimberley process / Lansana Gberie --
The Islamic courts union : the ebb and flow of a Somali Islamist movement / Jon Abbink --
Liberia's women acting for peace : collective action in a war-affected country / Veronika Fuest --
Nurtured from the pulpit : the emergence and growth of Malawi's democracy movement / Boniface Dulani --
Bare-foot activists : transformations in the haratine movement in Mauritania / Zekeria Ould Ahmed Salem --
An Islamic social movement in contemporary West Africa : NASFAT of Nigeria / Benjamin Soares --
The United Democratic Front's legacy in South Africa : mission accomplished or vision betrayed? / Ineke van Kessel --
'Campus cults' in Nigeria : the development of an anti-social movement / Stephen Ellis.
Series Title: African dynamics, 8.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Ellis, Ineke van Kessel.

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