Human Rights Interventions

Africanity and Ubuntu as Decolonizing Discourse

Authors: Moyo, Otrude Nontobeko

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  • Explores and discusses emerging perspectives on Ubuntu from the vantage point of ordinary people
  • Connects Ubuntu to human rights and decolonizing discourses
  • Shows that Ubuntu is embedded in the Nguni aphorism “umntu ngumntu ngabantu,” andwas brought to public light through the writings/speeches of iconic political figures
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This book explores and discusses emerging perspectives of Ubuntu from the vantage point of “ordinary” people and connects it to human rights and decolonizing discourses. It engages a decolonizing perspective in writing about Ubuntu as an indigenous concept. The fore grounding argument is that one’s positionality speaks to particular interests that may continue to sustain oppressions instead of confronting and dismantling them. Therefore, a decolonial approach to writing indigenous experiences begins with transparency about the researcher’s own positionality. The emerging perspectives of this volume are contextual, highlighting the need for a critical reading for emerging, transformative and alternative visions in human relations and social structures.


About the authors

Otrude Nontobeko Moyo is a Social Work Professor & Program Director at Indiana University – South Bend, USA.


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction: Situating Ubuntu Outside the Power of Coloniality

    Pages 1-48

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  • Unpacking Public Discourses of Ubuntu a Decoloniality Approach

    Pages 49-102

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  • Changing the Stories We Tell Ourselves: Diverse Realities and Perspectives on Ubuntu in Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Pages 103-149

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  • Performing Africanity Southern African Immigrants’ Perspectives on Ubuntu

    Pages 151-189

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  • Africanity and Decolonizing Discourses: Ubuntu Emerging Perspectives

    Pages 191-222

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Hardcover 93,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Africanity and Ubuntu as Decolonizing Discourse
Authors
Series Title
Human Rights Interventions
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-59785-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-59785-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-59784-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 226
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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