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Human Rights and Community: Unlocking the Deadlock

Oche Onazi

in Human Rights from Community: A Rights-Based Approach to Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748654673
eISBN:
9780748693870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748654673.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter introduces and argues against the traditional antagonistic relationship between concepts of human rights and community. After discussing the nature of this estranged relationship, it ... More


Renaissance and Pandemic

Daniel Herwitz

in Heritage, Culture, and Politics in the Postcolony

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160186
eISBN:
9780231530729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160186.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Thabo Mbeki's African Renaissance—the liberal growth of Africa through a return to, and reaffirmation of, the African past, and through related, shared African values. Mbeki ... More


Media Consumerism and Cultural Transformation

Eric Masinde Aseka

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter argues that society is today marked by a growing addiction to over-consumption of products and services ranging from car alarms to TV news programmes. Addictive consumerism, and an ... More


Always: The Living Ancestor and the Testimony of Will in Sula

K. Zauditu-Selassie

in African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033280
eISBN:
9780813039060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033280.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the shortcomings of the main character in Toni Morrison's second novel Sula, particularly her negligence of African values. It analyzes archetypes and symbols that mark Sula's ... More


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