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This is a comprehensive study and erudite description of the struggle of African Indigenous Knowledge Systems in an Age of Globalization, using in particular eighty-four childrenís traditional games in south-eastern Zimbabwe. The book is an informative and interesting anthropological account of rare African childrenís games at the risk of disappearing under globalization. The virtue of the book does not only lie in its modest philosophical questioning of those knowledge forms that consider themselves as superior to others, but in its laudable, healthy appreciation of the creative art forms of traditional literature that features in genres such as endangered childrenís traditional games. The book is a clarion call to Africans and the world beyond to come to the rescue of relegated and marginalized African creativity in the interest of future generations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page
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  1. Copyright page
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Chapter One: Beneath African Traditional Culture
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Chapter Two: Children’s Traditional Games as Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  2. pp. 17-34
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  1. Chapter Three: Study area and Research Problem
  2. pp. 35-44
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  1. Chapter Four: Courtship/Love games
  2. pp. 45-52
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  1. Chapter Five: Games That Increase Creativity, Accuracy and Motor skills
  2. pp. 53-64
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  1. Chapter Six: Games That Teach Endurance, determination and Increase Physical Fitness
  2. pp. 65-78
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  1. Chapter Seven: Name Games/Games to Remember Names
  2. pp. 79-90
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  1. Chapter Eight: Games That Teach Vigilance, Coordination and Safety Rules
  2. pp. 91-106
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  1. Chapter Nine: Games That Teach Hygiene and Ethics of Care
  2. pp. 107-112
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  1. Chapter Ten: Lullabies/Soothing Songs
  2. pp. 113-118
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  1. Chapter Eleven: Counting games
  2. pp. 119-122
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  1. Chapter Twelve: Swimming games
  2. pp. 123-126
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  1. Chapter Thirteen: Seasonal games
  2. pp. 127-134
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  1. Chapter Fourteen: Recreational and Socialization Games
  2. pp. 135-142
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  1. Chapter Fifteen: Hunting Games
  2. pp. 143-146
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  1. Back cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789956728152
Related ISBN
9789956727117
MARC Record
OCLC
818801738
Pages
168
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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