Philosophical and practical challenges of Ubuntu: Application to decolonial activism and conceptions of personhood and disability

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dc.contributor.authorBerghs, Maria
dc.date.acceptance2023-07
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-14T14:38:23Z
dc.date.available2023-09-14T14:38:23Z
dc.date.issued2023-12-19
dc.descriptionhttps://www.routledge.com/Southern-Theories-Contemporary-and-Future-Challenges/Mutanga-Marovah/p/book/9781032415970en
dc.description.abstractIn this chapter, an explanation is given of the concept of Ubuntu or Unhu which is a Southern-African humanist and ethical worldview. From the Zulu language, it is often translated as “a person is a person through other persons” and as such is both a description of diversity and also a normative ethical claim about how we should live. In the popular consciousness, people associate Ubuntu with South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) but it has been gaining ground in decolonial activism and also has a rich history in the African continent. Despite this history, there have been present issues with the philosophical and practical application of Ubuntu and its acceptance. This chapter examines why and tries to find an answer for how Ubuntu could become part of efforts of activism linked to understanding wider and more diverse conceptions of ‘rights’ and ecology.en
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dc.identifier.citationBerghs, M. (2023) Philosophical and practical challenges of Ubuntu: Application to decolonial activism and conceptions of personhood and disability. In: Southern Theories Contemporary and Future Challenges. Edited by Mutanga, O. and Marovah,T. London & New York: Routledge.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781032415970
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2086/23218
dc.peerreviewedNoen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.researchinstituteInstitute for Allied Health Sciences Researchen
dc.subjectubuntuen
dc.subjectSouthern Theoryen
dc.subjectdecolonialen
dc.subjectactivismen
dc.subjectethicsen
dc.titlePhilosophical and practical challenges of Ubuntu: Application to decolonial activism and conceptions of personhood and disabilityen
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