The Uncertain Business of Doing Good: Outsiders in Africa

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The relationship between Westerners and Africa has long been conflicted and complicated. Frequently exploitative, it is also just as often propelled by an almost irresistible urge to 'do good'. The persistence of this impulse is intriguing. From Doctor Livingstone 150 years ago to the rock star Bono today, outsiders have championed foreign intervention in Africa in political, social, economic, and health care reforms. But underlying all these good intentions, isn't there a hierarchical belief that we, as outsiders, somehow ...

The Uncertain Business of Doing Good: Outsiders in Africa 2009, Michigan State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780870138522

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The Uncertain Business of Doing Good: Outsiders in Africa 2008, University of Manitoba Press, Winnipeg

ISBN-13: 9780887557071

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