African Studies


Subject: African Studies
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000 18:15:51 -0400 (EDT)

African Studies

Rooted in a long tradition of scholarship, African Studies has been under
new editorship and the direction of a new editorial board since 1994. With
the transformations underway in southern African society and universities,
African Studies provides a forum for writing in which metropolitan
concerns are transformed and recast in the light of indigenously generated
ideas and debates. It also encourages dialogue between scholars writing in
and about, different countries in the South.

The end of the academic boycott has facilitated South Africa’s re-entry
into the field of international scholarship, which has made for a vibrant
exchange of ideas between local academics and those from abroad or from
other parts of Africa. While mirroring the character of local debate, the
journal also aims to contribute to a broader and more international
dialogue. To this end, it draws not only on the commitment and expertise
of its working editorial board, which is based at the University of the
Witwatersrand, but also on a wide range of referees both within and beyond
southern Africa. First published as Bantu Studies in 1921, the journal
included among its early editors and contributors many pioneering scholars
in anthropology and linguistics: Schapera, Gluckman, Marwick, Mayer,
Vilakazi, Rheinallt Jones, Doke, Cole, and Hammond-Tooke. Building on this
legacy, the journal now casts its net more broadly and includes history,
sociology, politics, geography, and literary and cultural studies.
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Editor: Dr Clive Glaser

Original posting date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2000
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