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Title:Theory, knowledge, development and politics: what role for the academy in the sustainability of Africa?
Editor:Mawere, MunyaradziISNI
Year:2016
Pages:361
Language:English
City of publisher:Mankon
Publisher:Langaa Research & Publishing CIG
ISBN:9956763640; 9789956763641
Geographic terms:Africa
Nigeria
Zimbabwe
China
Subjects:African studies
postcolonialism
indigenous knowledge
memory
religion
world view
Yoruba
films
theatre
Abstract:This collective volume investigates scientific theories used in the study of Africa and Africans in the 21st century. The book provides input in order to rethink a number of these theories, with the intention of raising awareness and fostering critical thought among scholars theorising Africa. Contents: 'Blackness,' 'Whiteness' and the EuroAmerican socio-economic and political exploitation and theorisation of Africa: an introduction (Munyaradzi Mawere & Artwell Nhemachena); Animism, coloniality and humanism: reversing the Empire's framing of Africa (Artwell Nhemachena); Maslow's theory of human motivation and its deep roots in individualism: interrogating Maslow's applicability in Africa (Munyaradzi Mawere, Tapuwa R. Mubaya, Mirjam van Reisen, Gertjan van Stam); Toxic and hegemonic education: 'Development and underdevelopment by copying and concealing' (Nkwazi Mhango); Drives, derivatives and deterrents of social media usage among university undergraduates in Nigeria (I.O.O. Amali, M. Akintola, M.B. Bello & A. Yusuf); Indigenous knowledge or endogenous knowledge? An examination of health care in Zimbabwean communities (Costain Tandi & Munyaradzi Mawere); Yoruba playwrights and politics in Nigeria: an examination of selected Yoruba written plays (?Lay?' gnlo?); African engineering and the quest for sustainable development: levelling the ground for all players (Munyaradzi Mawere and Gertjan van Stam); Challenges of integration and de-coloniality in Africa: the Nigerian experience (Aboyeji Adeniyi Justus & Aboyeji Oyeniyi Solomon); African traditional religion and representation: an examination of selected Yoruba movies (Olatunde Oyewole Ogunbiyi); Local indigenous communities and the State's concept of conservation in Zimbabwe (Munyaradzi Mawere); Education and religion as sociological tools for sustainable development in Nigeria (I.O.O. Amali); A fading liberation heritage legacy: reflections on Gonakudzingwa detention camp in southeastern Zimbabwe (Tapuwa Raymond Mubaya and Munyaradzi Mawere); Colonial land husbandry measures and African responses: a case study of the Mutasa chiefdom in Rhodesia, 1941-1975 (Fidelis Peter Thomas Duri); Impact of religion on socio-political and economic development: a case of religious crisis in China and Nigeria, 1990-2015 (Lemuel Ekedegwa Odeh & Afolabi Opeyemi Glory). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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