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An indelible African footprint: the story of the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA)

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-09T06:15:07Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-09T06:15:07Z
dc.date.issued 2021-04-06 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15984
dc.description.abstract This chapter provides a brief historical narrative of the development of AISA and its contribution to knowledge production, information sharing and capacity building in Africa. It outlines the changing imperatives of a research body such as AISA, shaped by the differing times and spaces in which it has been located, and the dominant politics of the day. The study of Africa - like Africa itself - has always been marginalised and seen as inferior to both other disciplines and other area studies. AISA has not escaped this challenge. To navigate this inherent pitfall, AISA has continuously sought to assert its relevance and contribution amidst increasingly narrowing opportunities for doing so. This chapter assesses the victories, challenges and shortcomings of AISA and reaffirms the importance of African centres of knowledge production in the quest for development, peace and security on the continent en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject AFRICA INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA (AISA) en
dc.subject HISTORY en
dc.subject CAPACITY BUILDING en
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION en
dc.title An indelible African footprint: the story of the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber QBBBBB en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup African Institute of South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle Society, research and power: a history of the Human Sciences Research Council from 1929-2019 en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Soudien, C. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Swartz, S. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Houston, G. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11955 en
dc.PageNumber 474-482 en
dc.outputnumber 11107 en
dc.bibliographictitle Hendricks, C., Mjimba, V., Simelane, T. & Maritz, E. (2021) An indelible African footprint: the story of the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA). In: Soudien, C., Swartz, S. & Houston, G. (eds).<i>Society, research and power: a history of the Human Sciences Research Council from 1929-2019</i>. Cape Town: HSRC Press. 474-482. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15984 en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Hendricks, C. en
dc.contributor.author2 Mjimba, V. en
dc.contributor.author3 Simelane, T. en
dc.contributor.author4 Maritz, E. en


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