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In a forthright and uncompromising manner, Olúfémi Táíwò explores Africa’s hostility toward modernity and how that hostility has impeded economic development and social and political transformation. What has to change for Africa to be able to respond to the challenges of modernity and globalization? Táíwò insists that Africa can renew itself only by fully engaging with democracy and capitalism and by mining its untapped intellectual resources. While many may not agree with Táíwò’s positions, they will be unable to ignore what he says. This is a bold exhortation for Africa to come into the 21st century.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface to the U.S. Edition
  2. pp. ix-xviii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xix-xxii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xxiii-xxx
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  1. One: Why Africa Must Get on Board the Modernity Express
  2. pp. 1-32
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  1. Two: The Sticky Problem of Individualism
  2. pp. 33-78
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  1. Three: The Knowledge Society and Its Rewards
  2. pp. 79-118
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  1. Four: Count, Measure, and Count Again
  2. pp. 119-152
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  1. Five: Process, Not Outcome: Why Trusting Your Leader, Godfather, Ethnic Group, or Chief May Not Best Secure Your Advantage
  2. pp. 153-184
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  1. Six: Against the Philosophy of Limits: Installing a Culture of Hope
  2. pp. 185-218
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 219-224
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253012784
Print ISBN
9780253012722
MARC Record
OCLC
879352405
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2014-05-07
Language
English
Open Access
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