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We come as members of the superior race : distortions and education policy discourse in Sub-Saharan Africa / Obed Mfum-Mensah.

Author/creator Mfum-Mensah, Obed, 1965- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York : Berghahn Books, 2021.
Descriptionpages cm
Contents Introduction: "Dirty Gossips", Transnational Policy Borrowing and Lending, and Education -- Part I: Western Distortions and Stereotypes about Sub-Saharan Africa -- Theorization and "Africa" in European-American Imaginations -- "Dirty Gossips" and a Different "Africa" in the Global Geopolitical Order -- Architects of European "Dirty Gossips" about Africa -- Part II: Effects of Distortions on Education and Development Discourses in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Education and Social Stratification in Sub-Saharan Africa -- American Philanthropy and Industrial Education for Black Africans -- Philanthropy, Education, and Race Relations in Sub-Saharan Africa -- A Generation of Slackers and Lazy-People Demanding Handouts? -- The Political Economy of Affirmative Initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa -- "Dirty Gossip" and Education Policy Discourse in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Conclusion.
Abstract "Westerners have long represented Africans as "backwards," "primitive," and "unintelligent," distortions which have opened the door for American philanthropies to push their own education agendas in Africa. We Come as Members of a Superior Race discusses the origin and history of these dangerous stereotypes and western "infantilization" of African societies, exploring how their legacy continues to inform contemporary educational and development discourses. By viewing African societies as subordinated in a global geopolitical order, these problematic stereotypes continue to influence education policy and research in Sub-Sahara Africa today"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Mfum-Mensah, Obed, 1965- We come as members of the superior race New York : Berghahn Books, 2021. 9781789209143
LCCN 2020018896
ISBN9781789209136 (hardback)

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