Moral education in sub-Saharan Africa: culture, economics, conflict and AIDS

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dc.contributor.editor Swartz, S. en
dc.contributor.editor Taylor, M. en 2011-06-24 en 2023-05-30T13:04:16Z 2023-05-30T13:04:16Z 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780415613408 en
dc.description.abstract The term "moral" has had a chequered history in sub-Saharan Africa, mainly due to the legacy of colonialism and Apartheid (in South Africa). In contrast to moral education as a vehicle of cultural imperialism and social control, this volume shows moral education to be concerned with both private and public morality, with communal and national relationships between human beings, as well as between people and their environment. Drawing on distinctive perspectives from philosophy, economics, sociology and education, it offers the African ethic of Ubuntu/Botho as a plausible alternative to Western approaches to morality and shows how African ethics speaks to political and economic life, including ethnic conflict and HIV/AIDS, and may be an antidote to the current practice of timocracy that values money over people. The volume provides sociological tools for understanding the lived morality of those marginalised by poverty, and analyses the effects of culture, religion and modern secularisation on moral education. With contributions from fourteen African scholars, this book challenges dominant frameworks, and begins conversations for mutual benefit across the North-South divide. It has global implications, not just, but especially, where moral education is undertaken in pluralist contexts and in the presence of economic disparity. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject MORALITY en
dc.subject EDUCATION en
dc.subject SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA en
dc.title Moral education in sub-Saharan Africa: culture, economics, conflict and AIDS en
dc.type Monograph (Book) en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2011/12 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Oxon en
dc.ArchiveNumber 6867 en
dc.outputnumber 5516 en
dc.bibliographictitle Swartz, S. & Taylor, M. (eds). (2011) Moral education in sub-Saharan Africa: culture, economics, conflict and AIDS. Oxon: Routledge. en
dc.publicationyear 2011 en

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