Xenophobia, Nativism and Pan-Africanism in 21st Century Africa: History, Concepts, Practice and Case Study (Paperback)
This edited volume systematically analyzes the connection between xenophobia, nativism, and Pan-Africanism. It situates attacks on black Africans by fellow black Africans within the context of ideals such as Pan-Africanism and Ubuntu, which emphasize unity. The book straddles a range of social science perspectives to explain why attacks on foreign nationals in Africa usually entail attacks on black foreign nationals. Written by an international and interdisciplinary team of scholars, the book is divided into four sections that each explain a different facet of this complicated relationship.
Section One discusses the history of colonialism and apartheid and their relationship to xenophobia. Section Two critically evaluates Pan-Africanism as a concept and as a practice in 21st century Africa. Section Three presents case studies on xenophobia in contemporary Africa. Section Four similarly discusses cases of nativism.
Addressing a complex issue in contemporary African politics, this volume will be of use to students and scholars interested in African studies, African politics, human rights, migration, history, law, and development economics.
About the Author
Sabella Ogbobode Abidde is an associate professor of political science and member of the graduate faculty at Alabama State University, US, where he teaches courses in comparative politics, international relations, African politics and institutions, senior seminar classes, and the politics of developing nations. He is a multidisciplinary scholar with regional focus on Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Emmanuel Kasonde Matambo is the research coordinator for the Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS) at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He received his PhD in political science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa). He has published academic articles and book chapters on a range of topics from conflict resolution, contemporary terrorism, educational theory and African agency in international affairs.