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Introduction: Meeting French Literature

Introduction: Meeting French Literature  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777516
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.003.0010
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9780199568727
French Literature: A Very Short Introduction looks at literary works in terms of their central characters. The kind of person chosen as the focal point of the plot and that ... More
10. Feminists across the world

10. Feminists across the world  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776106
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0011
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9780192805102
‘Feminists across the world’ looks at the concept and reality of ‘Sisterhood’. Feminism has been dominated by Western white middle-class women and is open to the charge that it has not ... More
IntroductionCatching cultures in high relief

Introduction: Catching cultures in high relief  

James Marten

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780190681418
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190681388.003.0001
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9780190681388
Although the biological facts of being a child have remained largely the same, philosophers and theologians, reformers and policymakers, educators and scholars have, over the last few ... More
4. Ends and aftermaths of empire

4. Ends and aftermaths of empire  

Stephen Howe

in Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775536
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802231.003.0005
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9780192802231
‘Ends and aftermaths of Empire’ examines the political decolonization of the European empires which took place between the end of the Second World War and the 1960s. The single most ... More
African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

African Politics: A Very Short Introduction  

Ian Taylor

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844140
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.001.0001
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book
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9780198806578
African Politics: A Very Short Introduction explores how politics is practised on the African continent, providing an overview of the different states and their systems. It ... More
7. African religions today

7. African religions today  

Jacob J. Olupọna

in African Religions: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780199375264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199790586.003.0007
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9780199790586
African indigenous religion in contemporary Africa struggles to maintain its legal tone and identity in the face of the forces of Islam and Christianity, especially radicalized forms. But ... More
3. Indigenous, colonial, and postcolonial utopianism

3. Indigenous, colonial, and postcolonial utopianism  

Lyman Tower Sargent

in Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777615
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573400.003.0004
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9780199573400
There were two types of colonies: one was primarily formed to exploit labour, raw materials, and resources and the other was designed for settlement. ‘Indigenous, colonial, and postcolonial ... More
Introduction: mass immigration, past and present

Introduction: mass immigration, past and present  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365623
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10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.003.0001
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9780195331783
The United States is a nation of diverse peoples bound together through an allegiance to the constitution. The Introduction looks at where the people of the United States have come from and ... More
5. Colonialism in Africa

5. Colonialism in Africa  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

in African History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775567
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.003.0005
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9780192802484
The period of colonial rule in Africa came late and did not last very long. Africa was conquered by European imperial powers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. By the 1960s, it was ... More
3. Human nature

3. Human nature  

Bhikhu Parekh

in Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776816
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854575.003.0003
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9780192854575
‘Human nature’ explains how Gandhi's theory of man bypasses the traditional Western debate on whether human beings were naturally good or evil. Since human beings had souls and were ... More
2. Pre-colonial political systems and colonialism

2. Pre-colonial political systems and colonialism  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844140
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0002
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Pre-colonial Africa had a wide diversity of politics and government, all related to the type of economic systems practised. Hunter-gatherers practised a form of primitive communism, while ... More
5. Women in African politics

5. Women in African politics  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844140
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0005
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9780198806578
Gender inequality in Africa varies depending on the histories, culture, colonial legacy, and levels of economic development of each community. Generally, inequality is very real and has a ... More
African Religions: A Very Short Introduction

African Religions: A Very Short Introduction  

Jacob K. Olupona

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780199375264
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10.1093/actrade/9780199790586.001.0001
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9780199790586
African Religions: A Very Short Introduction offers a wide-ranging look at the myriad indigenous religious traditions on the African continent, drawing on archeological ... More
2. Gods, ancestors, and spirit beings

2. Gods, ancestors, and spirit beings  

Jacob K. Olupọna

in African Religions: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780199375264
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10.1093/actrade/9780199790586.003.0002
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9780199790586
In African indigenous religions, the principal deities, spirits, gods, ancestors, and personal and impersonal forces are regarded as active agents in the created world, with theistic and ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Robert J. C. Young

in Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775451
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801821.003.0001
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9780192801821
Since the early 1980s, postcolonialism has attempted to shift the dominant ways in which the relations between western and non-western people and their worlds are viewed. Postcolonialism: A ... More
4. Mass population movements and resettlement, 1820–1924

4. Mass population movements and resettlement, 1820–1924  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365623
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10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.003.0005
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9780195331783
How did immigration and resettlement affect the people within the massive migration cohorts? The processes of mass international migration happened within the historical context of the ... More
1. Introduction to Africa and its politics

1. Introduction to Africa and its politics  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844140
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0001
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9780198806578
Africa is a continent of over a billion people, yet questions of underdevelopment, malgovernance, and a form of political life based upon patronage are characteristic of many African ... More
4. Imperialism, eugenics, and the Holocaust

4. Imperialism, eugenics, and the Holocaust  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776137
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.003.0005
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9780192805904
In the period of early modernity, ideas of race were applied to concerns internal to Europe as well as with respect to encounters with non-Europeans. The notion of class was racialized. ... More
African History: A Very Short Introduction

African History: A Very Short Introduction  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775567
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.001.0001
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book
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9780192802484
African History: A Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented by examining the unity and diversity of ... More
3. The transfer of power and the colonial legacy

3. The transfer of power and the colonial legacy  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191844140
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198806578
Colonialism profoundly transformed African political, economic, and social structures. The exploitation of Africa’s labour and natural resources for the benefit of the metropoles was to ... More

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