sociologie, afrique, africa studies, ethnologie

Item: Institute of African Studies: Research Review Vol. 08 No. 1 1971: 81-89
Item: Institute of African Studies: Research Review Vol. 10 Nos. 1 1982: 63–69
Title: Urban/Rural Upbringing as a Correlate of Yoruba Children’s Perception on Family Power Structure
Item: Glendora Review: African Quarterly on the Arts Vol. 03 No. 1 2000:
Title: Yoruba Ideas
Item: Glendora Review Vol.1 No. 1 June – August, 1995: 32
Title: Osofisan’s African Antigone
Description: A review of the production at Emory University, Atlanta Georgia, of Femi Osofisan’s drama Tegonni, an African Antigone, in which the playwright presents « a Yoruba village as a microcosm of the African world where men remain because of other men. It was a world where you were distraught by the death and edified by the progress of the other fellow. A world where the words of elders prevailed and offered direction and guidance to the young and upcoming generations. This atmosphere of 19th century Yorubaland provided the setting for this classical drama woven around apolitical power tussle and civil dissent. » — text.
Item: Institute of African Studies: Research Review Vol. 18 No. 2 2002: 63-72
Description: Abstract This study has asserted that art does not only exist for the mere titillation of the senses, but rather, it performs a functional role, its main objective being to affect man. The popular tradition of drama in West Africa by the traveling theatre troupes, and which they are still dominating through the television and film media, is one of the new permanent forms through which the mythical repertory is transfused with new life and vigour and stored for posterity. These forms also serve as propaganda machineries through which traditional cultural practices are disseminated to the world at large. This study examines some of Duro Ladipo’s folkloric plays and how they disseminate a message of moral re-armament and cultural renaissance in 21st century Nigeria. The African mythical repertories, which are important manifestations of the African culture, have been used as source materials for these plays. Newer artistic forms such as writing and television production have been used to bring the myths alive and make them available to a wider audience. Relevant themes presented in the plays include patriotism, the womanist ideal as extant in the traditional African society, the African moralistic ideal revealed through the presentation of religion as an indispensable part of the Yoruba existence, etc. Duro Ladipo’s plays have sought to catch up with the dynamics of Nigerian life and have attempted to establish the relevance of the mythical repertory to the Nigerian condition.
Item: UTAFITI: Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences University of Dar es salaam Vol. 08 No. 2 1986: 78-81
Title: Book Reviews
Description: (1) Nigerian Political Parties: Power in an Emergent African Nation by Richard L. Sklar Nok Publishers International 1983 edition, (2) Violence and Politics in Nigeria: The Tiv and Yoruba experience by Remi Anifowose Nok Publishers International 1982, (3) Review: Hans Hedlund & Mats Lundahl, Migration and Change in Rural Zambia. Scandinavian Institute of African Studies, Research Report No. 70, 1983. pp. 107.


Item: Institute of African Studies: Research Review Vol. 12 No. 1 1980: 37–51
Item: Africa Media Review Vol. 5 No. 2. 1991: 1-16
Title: Noble Savages, Communists and Terrorists: Hegemonic Imperatives in Mediated Images of Africa from Mungo Park to Gaddafi.
Description: Abstract This paper uses the Marxist postulatethat it is those segments of society which monopolize the production of knowledge and information which determine the general ideas and opinions that pervade society  to analyse media coverage of Africa from the early days of explorers to the present time. It links the most salient images evoked by the mass media with the prevailing socioeconomic and political climates that have given impetus to current processes of ideological reproduction. Comparison of early reportage of Africa by European explorers and journalists (e.g. Stanley, Lugard) with contemporary media coverage of the continent reveals a persistent reference to Africans as barbaric, noble savages, communists and terrorists. Such references (images) have powerful ideological implications for the maintenance of the hegemony of a particular socioeconomic system over others. Just as they justified slavery and colonialism in the last century, such images now justify imperialism and military adventurism in Africa. Resume Cet article se base sur le principe marxiste qui dit que se sont les sections de la societe qui detiennent le monopole de la production de la connaissance, et de 1’information qui determinent les idees et opinions generates qui iniluencent la societe pour passer en revue la couverture mcdiatique de l’Afrique du temps des explprateurs jusqu’a nos jours. L’article etablit la relation entre les images les plus saillantes 6voqu6es par les masses medias et les climats socio-economiques et politiques actuels qui ont donnc impulsion aux processus actuels de reproduction iddologiques. Une comparaison entre les reportages des explorateurs et joumalistes europeens (comme Stanley et Lugard) sur l’Afrique et la couverture de cette derniere par les medias contemporains r6vele une persistente reference aux Africains comme des barbares, de nobles sauvages, des communistes et terroristes. De telles reT6rences (images) portent en elles de puissantes implications id6ologiques en vue de la sauvegarde de l’hegemonie d’un systeme socioeconomic sur les autres. Tout comme ils ont justifie l’esclavage et le colonialisme au cours du siecle dernier, de telles images justifient aujourd’hui l’impe’rialisme et l’aventurisme militaire en Afrique.
Item: PULA: Botswana Journal of African Studies Vol. 12 No. 1&2 1998: 44-57
Title: Livingstone’s ideas of Christianity, commerce and civilization
Description: Abstract David Livingstone is often misunderstood as being a conscious promoter of European colonization of Africa. On the contrary, he believed that the key to Africa’s future was the stimulation of indigenous development and good government. Such ‘civilization’ could only be achieved by the combination of Christianity with legitimate commerce, to replace the Slave Trade which had been the bane of Africa’s development for centuries. This paper traces the roots of Livingstone’s belief in the combination of moral and material betterment, derived from his personal origins and the Evangelical and Anti-Slavery movements. It shows how these ideas matured during his mission days among the BaTswana, during which he began to travel north to the Zambezi and beyond

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