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Narratives of struggle : the philosophy and politics of development / John Ayotunde Isola Bewaji.


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Bewaji, John Ayotunde Isola.
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Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, c2012.
  • Book
  • xv, 451 p. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-437) and index.
  • Horton's patterns of thought in Africa and the West and Africana narratives of struggle
  • Requiem to Western education in Africana societies
  • Philosophy, cultures, and errors of ontogenesis
  • The politics of philosophy as history of culture and civilization
  • Prolegomenon to an economics of religion
  • Toyin Falola, (African) society, and developmental imperatives
  • Myths, symbols, images, stereotypes, identity, gender and development
  • Education and art in the Africana quest for development
  • Art, consciousness, and Africana identity crises
  • Remapping the existential model across cultural boundaries
  • Ignorance, bad faith, and self-deception in Africana leadership
  • Language, culture, science, technology, and development in Africa
  • Wiredu, Mills, and Henry: complementary tropes for Africana development
  • From Goree to globalization: engaging the African diaspora
  • Pearce, philosophy, and Africana narratives of struggle
  • Conclusion.
Narratives of Struggle: The Philosophy and Politics of Development in Africa is made up of a series of critical and reflective essays aimed at facilitating the understanding and appreciation of the causative, sustaining and perpetuating factors responsible for the continuing underdevelopment of Africa. In this book, the author attempts to present a narrative of the struggles which African and African Diaspora societies have encountered in the process of emergence from colonialism and plantation society toward statehood, with all the challenges that assail the efforts they have to make toward social, economic, political and cultural development. This book adopts a unique perspective on the issues associated with development, incorporating philosophical, reflective, hermeneutic, even phenomenological interpretation and discussion of diverse data and literature, to enunciate a critically reflective interpretation, analysis and handling of issue and problems. A few of the questions Narratives of Struggle raises are: What constitutes development? Does quality of life improve or suffer with increased access to material resources? This book is part of the African World Series, edited by Toyin Falola, Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor in History, University of Texas at Austin.
Carolina Academic Press African world series.

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