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New Publications by ASA Members
Security in Africa: A Critical Approach to Western Indicators of Threat (Rowman & Littlefield) by Claire Metelits, American University. American University's School of International Service invites you to a discussion and reception in celebration of Prof. Claire Metelits' new book Security in Africa: A Critical Approach to Western Indicators of Threat on Wednesday, November 30 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Please RSVP at the link below or by emailing Leila Adler at
RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/security-in-africa-a-critical-approach-to-western-indicators-of-threat-tickets-28426346969
Ripples of Hope: How Ordinary People Resist Repression Without Violence (Amsterdam University Press) by Bob Press. The open access link is http://en.aup.nl/books/9789089647481-ripples-of-hope.html
The Limits of Democracy and the Postcolonial Nation State: Mali's democratic experiment falters, while jihad and terrorism grow in the Sahara (Mellen Press) by Robin Edward Poulton, Virginia Friends of Mali.
Mothers on the Move: Reproducing Belonging between Africa and Europe (University of Chicago Press) by Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg, Broom Professor of Social Demography and Anthropology, Carleton College
African Coalitions and Global Economic Governance (Cambridge University Press) by Michael Nelson, Chair of African Studies, Assistant Professor of Government, Wesleyan University
A World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Eight Societies (Cambridge University Press) by Alma Gottlieb, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Professor Emerita; and Brown University, Visiting Scholar
Awards and Recognition
Allison K. Shutt, Professor of History, Hendrix College
Allison Shutt's book, Manners Make A Nation: Racial Etiquette in Southern Rhodesia, 1910-1963 (University of Rochester Press, 2015) was shortlisted for the United Kingdom African Studies Association's inaugural Fage & Oliver Prize for an outstanding original scholarly work published on Africa during 2014 or 2015.
The Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) invites proposals for the 2017 Triennial Symposium, which will take place at the University of Ghana in Legon from August 8 to 13, 2017. You can find the complete call for proposals here.