Tag Archives: Africa

Culture and Work

A talk about the Encyclopedia of African Culture and History. David Smith is a principal editor of the recently published five-volume set. Julius Wilson talks about his most recent book, When Work Disappears. 854 – Culture and Work

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The Greening of African History

Two scholars of African and African American studies speak about the fields as they exist in 1987. Harold Marcus discusses African history and the growth of the discipline into a flourishing branch of scholarship by the mid-1980s. He looks at … Continue reading

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South African Politics, Society, and Race Relations

Following a 1980 trip to South Africa where he lectured to law students and faculty, George Christie discusses South African society, law, politics, and race relations. He argues that because of a lack of social consensus among the powerful minority … Continue reading

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Fiction of Joseph Conrad

Ian Watt discusses the panoramic and complicated development of modern fiction by situating the modern novel in general, and the fiction of Joseph Conrad in particular, within a nexus of biographical and historical perspectives. At the time of this interview, … Continue reading

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