Ubuntu and the Reconstitution of Community

Ubuntu and the Reconstitution of Community
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James Ogude
World Philosophies
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1. This collection explores the concept of "ubuntu," the idea that individuals are shaped by community. This was an integral part of the promise of a post-colonial Africa, and specifically, post-apartheid South Africa where it was part of the constitution.

2. Editor James Ogude and the contributors to this volume argue that given the struggles the continent and nation continue to have over race and economic opportunity, it is time for a reassessment of the concept of "ubuntu."

3. Ogude is Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He has unified both senior scholars and younger voices in this new volume.



Introduction / James Ogude

1. The African Bantu Concept of Ubuntu in the Christian Theology and Praxis of Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and its Implications for Global Justice and Human Rights / Aloo Osotsi Mojola

2. Crafting Ideal Conditions: "Ubuntu" and the Challenges of Modern Society / D. A. Masolo

3. The Art of Personhood: Kinship and Its Social Challenges / Bhekizizwe Peterson

4. The Philosophy of Ubuntu and the Notion of Vital Force / Niels Weidtmann

5. Rethinking Ubuntu / Dirk J. Louw

6. Ubuntu and Oruka's Humanitarian View of Punishment / Oriare Nyarwath

7. Ubuntu and Buen Vivir: A Comparative Approach / Anke Graness

8. Ubuntu and Christianity / Augustine Shutte

9. Ubuntu, Reconciliation in Rwanda and Returning to Personhood through Collective Narrative / Anna-Marie de Beer

10. Utu/Ubuntu and Community Restoration: Narratives of Survivors in Kenya's 2007 Post-election Violence / James Ogude and Unifier Dyer


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