Author: Axel Fleisch
Title: Doing Conceptual History in Africa (Making Sense of History)
Print Length: 292
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
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Employing an innovative methodological toolkit, Doing Conceptual History in Africa provides a refreshingly broad and interdisciplinary approach to African historical studies. The studies assembled here focus on the complex role of language in Africa’s historical development, with a particular emphasis on pragmatics and semantics. From precolonial dynamics of wealth and poverty to the conceptual foundations of nationalist movements, each contribution strikes a balance between the local and the global, engaging with a distinctively African intellectual tradition while analyzing the regional and global contexts in which categories like work, marriage, and land take shape.