This collection of essays seeks to view the contemporary African Scene in the light of Africa's role in the capitalist world-economy: its incorporation into it, its peripheralization, its antisystemic movements. It views race and class household and nation not as primordial tradition but as continuous construction and reconstruction of the world systems. This is also a book of analysis of the politics of outside involvement( particularly of U.S. involvement) in Africa, and of the politics of Africa scholar's involvement. The essays themselves are a mode of involvement.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Immanuel Wallertein is a distinguished professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Binghamton, and Director of the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations
AFRICA, SOCIOLOGY, POLITICS, ECONOMY