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How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africa.

Author/Creator:
Táíwò, Olúfémi.
Publication:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2010.
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Book
1 online resource (368 pages)
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Subjects:
Colonies -- Africa -- History.
Missionaries -- Africa -- History.
Democracy -- Africa.
Capitalism -- Africa.
Europe -- Colonies -- History.
Africa -- Civilization -- Philosophy.
Africa -- Colonial influence.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
Why hasn't Africa been able to respond to the challenges of modernity and globalization? Going against the conventional wisdom that colonialism brought modernity to Africa, Olúfémi Táíwò claims that Africa was already becoming modern and that colonialism was an unfinished project. Africans aspired to liberal democracy and the rule of law, but colonial officials aborted those efforts when they established indirect rule in the service of the European powers. Táíwò looks closely at modern institutions, such as church missionary societies, to recognize African agency and the impulse toward progress. He insists that Africa can get back on track and advocates a renewed engagement with modernity. Immigration, capitalism, democracy, and globalization, if done right this time, can be tools that shape a positive future for Africa.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Of Subjectivity and Sociocryonics
PART I. COLONIALISM
1. Colonialism: A Philosophical Profile
2. Running Aground on Colonial Shores: The Saga of Modernity and Colonialism
3. Prophets without Honor: African Apostles of Modernity in the Nineteenth Century
4. Reading the Colonizer's Mind: Lord Lugard and the Philosophical Foundations of British Colonialism
PART II. THE AFTERMATH
5. The Legal Legacy: Twilight before Dawn
6. Two Modern African Constitutions
PART III. LOOKING FORWARD
7. Globalization: Doing It Right This Time Around
Conclusion
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Print version: Táíwò, Olúfémi How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africa
ISBN:
9780253003973
9780253353740
OCLC:
607553763