America between afro-optimism and afro-pessimism

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Young Alden

by Alden Young


The institutional arrangements for African Studies in  the United States are very diverse. This is explained in large part by the racial dynamic specific to each US campus, as well as to the teaching staff and students.The opinion of America, the leading world power, of Africa, an emerging continent with rich but varied geopolitical prospects, is never anodyne. Such a perception enables an understanding of how America locates the dark continent within the great advances of the world, what its place is in the history that is being made, whether Africa is perceived in a global way in relation to American national interests, or whether the American intellectual elite can distinguish between the geographical and cultural realms. In this regard, the American way of looking at the Africans is very interesting and has much to tell us, as also does the fact that work on Africa has multiplied in recent years in the academic world in the United States

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