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This section of the book Strength Beyond Structure: Social and Historical Trajectories of Agency in Africa contains the list of authors. By choosing agency as the focal point in a variety of case studies from Africa, the book places itself within the academic tradition that seeks to explore the relationship between agency and specific circumstances in the human experience. Agency is part of the production of certain social formations and the dynamics of interaction between people and between societies and their predicaments and the environment. Over the past four decades, all the major social-science paradigms from structuralism to Marxism and world-systems theory that sought to explain the predicament of African societies in terms of structure have been countered and critiqued by perspectives that emphasized human creativity and resilience, in other words ‘agency’.

Keywords: African societies; Strength Beyond Structure



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