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Developing Africa: Concepts and practices in twentieth-century colonialism

Joseph M. Hodge, Gerald Hödl, and Martina Kopf


The book investigates the concepts and related practices of development in British, French and Portuguese colonial Africa during the last decades of colonial rule. During this period, development became the central concept underpinning the relationship between metropolitan Europe and colonial Africa. Combining historiographical accounts with analyses from other academic perspectives, the book investigates a range of contexts, from agriculture to mass media. With its focus on the conceptual side of development and its broad geographical scope, the book offers new and uncommon perspectives. An e ... More

Keywords: Colonial development, Development, history of, Sub-Saharan Africa, Colonial history, British colonial empire, French colonial empire, Portuguese colonial empire, Imperial history, Development Studies, Post-Colonial Studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091803
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091803.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph M. Hodge, editor
West Virginia University

Gerald Hödl, editor

Martina Kopf, editor
University of Vienna

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Joseph Hodge and Gerald Hödl

Part I Meanings of development in twentieth-century colonialism

Part II Economic and rural development

Part III Social development and welfare

Part IV Discourse-analytical and literary perspectives on colonial development

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