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Book review: Epistemologies of African conflicts: violence, evolutionism, and the war in Sierra Leone

Journal Article


Abstract


  • For the last 60 years the positivist accounts of science and an asserted normative separation of ‘facts’ from ‘values’ have been dominant assumptions in international relations (IR) and international political economy (IPE). In contrast to such assumptions, Zubairu Wai’s Epistemologies of African conflicts unmasks the epistemic violence inherent in the positivist power/knowledge regimes and, in particular, those concerning Africa, i.e., the pejoratively labelled discipline of Africanism.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Onuki, H. (2013). Book review: Epistemologies of African conflicts: violence, evolutionism, and the war in Sierra Leone. Review of African Political Economy, 40 (138), 647-648.

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 647

End Page


  • 648

Volume


  • 40

Issue


  • 138

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • For the last 60 years the positivist accounts of science and an asserted normative separation of ‘facts’ from ‘values’ have been dominant assumptions in international relations (IR) and international political economy (IPE). In contrast to such assumptions, Zubairu Wai’s Epistemologies of African conflicts unmasks the epistemic violence inherent in the positivist power/knowledge regimes and, in particular, those concerning Africa, i.e., the pejoratively labelled discipline of Africanism.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Onuki, H. (2013). Book review: Epistemologies of African conflicts: violence, evolutionism, and the war in Sierra Leone. Review of African Political Economy, 40 (138), 647-648.

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 647

End Page


  • 648

Volume


  • 40

Issue


  • 138

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom