Political Legitimacy in Middle Africa
Father, Family, FoodeBook - 2001
In this innovative work, Michael G. Schatzberg reads metaphors found in the popular press as indicators of the way Africans come to understand their political universe. Examining daily newspapers, popular literature, and political and church documents, he finds that widespread and deeply ingrained views of government and its relationship to its citizenry may be understood as a projection of the metaphor of an idealized extended family onto the formal political sphere.
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2001
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 292 pages) : illustrations