oa African Review - Review of "Colonialism and underdevelopment in East Africa"

Volume 3, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0002-0117



The post-war crisis of capitalism in the underdeveloped world shattered the hegemony of bourgeois social science over the explanation of underdevelopment in the third world. As would be expected. social science ideology was first challenged where the crisis was most acute - in Latin America. In Africa, the UN 'Decade of Development' remained at the level of a pious proclamation, grotesque against the ongoing reality of underdevelopment, the material base for a hegemonic bourgeois ideology began to disintegrate.

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