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African societies have rich histories, cultural heritages, knowledge systems, philosophies, and institutions that they have shaped and reshaped through history. However, the continent has been repeatedly portrayed negatively as plagued by multitudinous troubles: famine, conflict, coup, massacres, corruption, disease, illiteracy, refugees, failed state, etc. Even worse, Africans are often viewed as incapable of addressing their problems on their own. Based on such erroneous perspectives and paternalism, exogenous solutions are prescribed, out of context, for African problems. This book sheds light on the positive aspects of African reality under the key concept of �African potentials�. It is the product of sustained consultation over a five-year period between seasoned African and Japanese anthropologists, sociologists and scholars in other areas of African studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. iii-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-xvi
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  1. Part One - Conceptual and Contextual Issues
  1. Chapter 1 - Introduction: Achieving Peace and Coexistence through African Potentials
  2. Yntiso Gebre, Itaru Ohta, Motoji Matsuda
  3. pp. 3-38
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  1. Chapter 2 - The Potentials of African Customary Law: Reflections on Concepts, Values, and Knowledge Generation
  2. Yntiso Gebre
  3. pp. 39-72
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  1. Chapter 3 - New Challenges for African Potentials in Mediating Conflicts: The Case of Turkana, Northwestern Kenya
  2. Kennedy Mkutu, Augustine E. Lokwang
  3. pp. 73-106
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  1. Chapter 4 - Negotiating Statehood: Handling the Crisis of South Sudan
  2. Samson S. Wassara, Eisei Kurimoto
  3. pp. 107-140
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  1. Part Two - Lived Experiences of Overcoming Challenges
  1. Chapter 5 - The Fambul Tok (‘Family Talk’) Project: A Hybrid Attempt for Local Transitional Justice in Sierra Leone
  2. Kyoko Cross
  3. pp. 143-168
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  1. Chapter 6 - National Integration, Political Violence and People’s Livelihoods: Conflicts and Coexistence in Rural Kenya
  2. Motoki Takahashi, Masashi Hasegawa
  3. pp. 169-202
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  1. Chapter 7 - Human–Environment Relations in Gedeo Area, Ethiopia: Links between Worldviews, Environmental Values, and Livelihood Strategies
  2. Senishaw Getachew
  3. pp. 203-228
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  1. Chapter 8 - African Chiefs in the Global Era: Chieftaincy Titles and Igbo Migrants from Nigeria
  2. Hisashi Matsumoto
  3. pp. 229-248
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  1. Chapter 10 - Everyday Knowledge and Practices to Prevent Conflict: How Community Policing Is Domesticated in Contemporary Kenya
  2. Motoji Matsuda
  3. pp. 275-308
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  1. Part Three - Perspectives for the Future
  1. Chapter 11 - ZAIRAICHI (Local Knowledge) as the Manners of Co-existence: Encounters between the Aari Farmers in Southwestern Ethiopia and the ‘Other’
  2. Masayoshi Shigeta, Morie Kaneko
  3. pp. 311-338
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  1. Chapter 12 - Incompleteness and Conviviality: A Reflection on International Research Collaboration from an African Perspective
  2. Francis B. Nyamnjoh
  3. pp. 339-378
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  1. Chapter 13 - Revisiting Indigeneity: African Potentials as a Discourse for Sustainable Development in Africa
  2. Edward K. Kirumira
  3. pp. 379-398
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  1. Chapter 14 - The Universality of Humanity as an African Political Potential
  2. Michael Neocosmos
  3. pp. 399-432
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 433-448
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  1. Back cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789956764785
Related ISBN
9789956764174
MARC Record
OCLC
982468526
Pages
466
Launched on MUSE
2017-04-30
Language
English
Open Access
No
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