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The Resource African virtues in the pursuit of conviviality : exploring local solutions in light of global prescriptions, edited by Yntiso Gebre, Itaru Ohta and Motoji Matsuda

African virtues in the pursuit of conviviality : exploring local solutions in light of global prescriptions, edited by Yntiso Gebre, Itaru Ohta and Motoji Matsuda

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African virtues in the pursuit of conviviality : exploring local solutions in light of global prescriptions
Title
African virtues in the pursuit of conviviality
Title remainder
exploring local solutions in light of global prescriptions
Statement of responsibility
edited by Yntiso Gebre, Itaru Ohta and Motoji Matsuda
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
African societies have rich histories, cultural heritages, knowledge systems, philosophies, and institutions that they have shaped and reshaped through history. However, the continent has been repeatedly portrayed negatively as plagued by multitudinous troubles: famine, conflict, coup, massacres, corruption, disease, illiteracy, refugees, failed state, etc. Even worse, Africans are often viewed as incapable of addressing their problems on their own. Based on such erroneous perspectives and paternalism, exogenous solutions are prescribed, out of context, for African problems. This book sheds light on the positive aspects of African reality under the key concept of 'African potentials'. It is the product of sustained consultation over a five-year period between seasoned African and Japanese anthropologists, sociologists and scholars in other areas of African studies
Member of
Dewey number
303.6/9096
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1955-
  • 1953-
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  • Matsuda, Motoji
  • Ohta, Itaru
  • Gebre, Yntiso,
Series statement
African potentials
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  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
Label
African virtues in the pursuit of conviviality : exploring local solutions in light of global prescriptions, edited by Yntiso Gebre, Itaru Ohta and Motoji Matsuda
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"In collaboration with the Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Japan"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part one. Conceptual and Contextual Issues -- 1. Introduction : achieving peace and coexistence through African potentials / Yntiso Gebre, Itaru Ohta and Motoji Matsuda -- 2. The potentials of African customary law : reflections on concepts, values, and knowledge generation / Yntiso Gebre -- 3. New challenges for African potentials in mediating conflicts : the case of Turkana, northwestern Kenya / Kennedy Mkutu and Augustine E. Lokwang -- 4. Negotiating statehood : handling the crises of South Sudan / Samson S. Wassara and Eisei Kurimoto -- part two. Lived experiences of overcoming challenges -- 5. The Fambul Tok ('Family Talk') Project : a hybrid attempt for local transitional justice in Sierra Leone / Kyoko Cross -- 6. National integration, political violence, and people's livelihoods : conflicts and coexistence in rural Kenya / Motoki Takahashi and Masashi Hasegawa -- 7. Human-environment relations in Gedeo Area, Ethiopia : links between world views, environmental values, and livelihood strategies /Senishaw Getachew -- 8. African chiefs in the global era : chieftaincy titles and Igbo migrants from Nigeria / Hisashi Matsumoto -- 9. The power to speak, listen, and negotiate in the local meetings of Africa : the palaver of the Bakongo, clan gathering of the Borana, and Bridewealth negotiation of the Turkana / Itaru Ohta -- 10. Everyday Knowledge and practices to prevent conflict : how community policing is domesticated in contemporary Kenya / Motoji Matsuda -- part three. Perspectives for the future -- 11. ZAIRAICHI (Local Knowledge) as the manners of co-existence : encounters between the Aari Farmers in southwestern Ethiopia and the 'other' / Masayoshi Shigeta and Morie Kaneko -- 12. Incompleteness and conviviality : a reflection on international research collaboration from an African perspective / Francis B. Nyamnjoh -- 13. Revisiting indigeneity : African potentials as a discourse for sustainable development in Africa / Edward K. Kirumira -- 14. The universality of humanity as an African potential / Michael Neocosmos
Control code
ocn982468526
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xvi, 432 pages).)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789956764785
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982468526
Label
African virtues in the pursuit of conviviality : exploring local solutions in light of global prescriptions, edited by Yntiso Gebre, Itaru Ohta and Motoji Matsuda
Publication
Note
"In collaboration with the Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Japan"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part one. Conceptual and Contextual Issues -- 1. Introduction : achieving peace and coexistence through African potentials / Yntiso Gebre, Itaru Ohta and Motoji Matsuda -- 2. The potentials of African customary law : reflections on concepts, values, and knowledge generation / Yntiso Gebre -- 3. New challenges for African potentials in mediating conflicts : the case of Turkana, northwestern Kenya / Kennedy Mkutu and Augustine E. Lokwang -- 4. Negotiating statehood : handling the crises of South Sudan / Samson S. Wassara and Eisei Kurimoto -- part two. Lived experiences of overcoming challenges -- 5. The Fambul Tok ('Family Talk') Project : a hybrid attempt for local transitional justice in Sierra Leone / Kyoko Cross -- 6. National integration, political violence, and people's livelihoods : conflicts and coexistence in rural Kenya / Motoki Takahashi and Masashi Hasegawa -- 7. Human-environment relations in Gedeo Area, Ethiopia : links between world views, environmental values, and livelihood strategies /Senishaw Getachew -- 8. African chiefs in the global era : chieftaincy titles and Igbo migrants from Nigeria / Hisashi Matsumoto -- 9. The power to speak, listen, and negotiate in the local meetings of Africa : the palaver of the Bakongo, clan gathering of the Borana, and Bridewealth negotiation of the Turkana / Itaru Ohta -- 10. Everyday Knowledge and practices to prevent conflict : how community policing is domesticated in contemporary Kenya / Motoji Matsuda -- part three. Perspectives for the future -- 11. ZAIRAICHI (Local Knowledge) as the manners of co-existence : encounters between the Aari Farmers in southwestern Ethiopia and the 'other' / Masayoshi Shigeta and Morie Kaneko -- 12. Incompleteness and conviviality : a reflection on international research collaboration from an African perspective / Francis B. Nyamnjoh -- 13. Revisiting indigeneity : African potentials as a discourse for sustainable development in Africa / Edward K. Kirumira -- 14. The universality of humanity as an African potential / Michael Neocosmos
Control code
ocn982468526
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xvi, 432 pages).)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789956764785
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982468526

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