Postcolonial Approach in African Studies: Approval and Criticism
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Postcolonial Approach in African Studies: Approval and Criticism
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Nadezhda Khokholkova 
Affiliation: Institute for African Studies RAS
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Abstract

Postcolonialism as a phenomenon that exists in the global, chronological and methodological dimensions, has a complex impact on sociocultural reality and academic life. The article is devoted to the problem of interaction between postcolonial discourse and the field of African studies. The author focuses on the historical dynamics and the degree of integration of Africa and researchers of African descent into the processes of building postcolonial theories and methodologies. Particular emphasis is placed on the ongoing discussions among the academic elite about the adequacy of applying the postcolonial approach to studies of Africa.

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Africa, African Studies, postcolonial theory, methodology, discussion, criticism
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16.02.2022
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30.05.2022
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