African Renaissance And Discourse Ownership In The Information Age

Author: Eric van Grasdorff
Publisher: LIT Verlag MĂĽnster
ISBN: 9783825882471
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African Renaissance And Discourse Ownership In The Information Age from the Author: Eric van Grasdorff. The information revolution is transforming the world, especially the industrialized world. But what are its implications for the implementation of an African renaissance? Based on a Foucaultian analytical framework this book argues that the Internet has become a major Western instrument of domination in Africa. By extending the reach of Western hegemonic discourses, the Internet adds another dimension to Western discursive power. However, by allowing for the active participation in the process of naming the world, the Internet also affords unprecedented means of transcending dependency. Eric Van Grasdorff is a political scientist and is affiliated with the Free University Berlin (Germany).

Unite Or Perish

Author: Muchie, Mammo
Publisher: Africa Institute of South Africa
ISBN: 0798304839
Size: 63.70 MB
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Unite Or Perish from the Author: Muchie, Mammo. This book is an outcome of the third conference in the successful 'Scramble for Africa' International Conference series, now renamed the 'African Unity for Renaissance' International Conference. The book provides an overview and contains profound analyses of the important issues pertaining to African Unity and African Renaissance. The book is accessible to a wide variety of readers, ranging from policy makers to researchers, from teachers to students, and for anyone concerned with the further development of the African continent and Africa's renewal. The book outlines the various issues that animate Africa's stand in the global political, socio-economic, cultural and technological arenas. The chapters gathered in the book critically examine and evaluate the burning questions and challenges with which Africa is grappling. This book is one of the vital texts for understanding how Africa will manage to navigate the tumultuous waters of globalisation as Africa has just recently emerged out of the horrors of slavery, colonialism, apartheid, neo-colonialism and genocide, and is still wrestling with unceasing conflicts, popular unrest, neo-imperialism, coloniality and mushrooming insurgency. The chapters provide a much-needed insight into the issue of whether Africa has achieved genuine and meaningful independence after 50 years of the founding of the OAU and whether the baby-steps Africa has taken towards unity are worth celebrating. The contributors highlight these and allied issues with a view to capture more public attention in order to stimulate debate and usher in a new phase in the quest for African Unity and Renaissance. The contributors are distinguished authors and established and emerging scholars in their own domains. While a majority of the contributors are from the continent, distinguished scholars from around the globe have joined their African fellows in dealing with the relevant issues regarding Africa's place in an ever changing world.

The Owl And The Dove

Author: Willemijn Verkoren
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9056295063
Size: 61.47 MB
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The Owl And The Dove from the Author: Willemijn Verkoren. Makes concrete recommendations for peacebuilders in conflict-torn countries to improve capacity building, organisational learning, research and networking in locally appropriate ways.Local non-governmental organisations in conflict-torn countries find themselves in rapidly changing circumstances. This calls for flexibility and the capacity to learn. Locally appropriate ways to deal with conflict are needed but difficult to find. Peacebuilders (the dove) face various constraints as they develop and share their knowledge (the owl). Based on research carried out mainly in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, and the Philippines, The Owl and the Dove maps these elements in order to find out how peace workers can become more effective learners. It pays attention to exchanges with donor organisations, knowledge institutions and networks.The book makes concrete recommendations for capacity building, organisational learning, research, and networking, so that these activities may help overcome structural inequalities and constraints, strengthen the learning capacity of peacebuilders, and improve the global knowledge base for better peace policy and practice.

From Victims To Change Agents

Author: Prasad Reddy
Publisher: Iko
Size: 17.66 MB
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From Victims To Change Agents from the Author: Prasad Reddy. In this book, traditional victims of global inequalities are the change agents, owing to the expertise they gained through fighting inequalities. This book highlights issues related to such transformative anti-bias learning and training procedures. Prasad Reddy obtained his doctorate from the Faculty of Education and Psychology, Freie Universitt, Berlin. He is also an anti-bias trainer.

African Renaissance

Author: Malegapuru William Makgoba
Publisher: Mafube - Tafelberg
Size: 56.17 MB
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African Renaissance from the Author: Malegapuru William Makgoba. Contains 30 essays based on papers and speeches delivered at the African Renaissance Conference in Johannesburg in 1998. The subject matter ranges from overviews of Africa's history to moral renewal, culture and education, political and economic transformation, science and technology, and the role of the media and telecommunications. All the contributions have one thing in common: a strong African focus and a commitment to attain prosperity for the continent in the new millennium.


Author: John Berger
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104038198
Size: 49.63 MB
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Sehen from the Author: John Berger. Das erfolgreichste Buch zur Kunst der letzten fünfzig Jahre - jetzt neu auflegt im FISCHER Taschenbuch! Mit seinem legendären Buch ›Sehen. Das Bild der Welt in der Bilderwelt‹ lehrte John Berger uns Anfang der 1970er Jahre, Bilder neu zu sehen. Er analysiert Gemälde nicht isoliert in einer Welt von musealer Ewigkeit, sondern als Gebrauchsmuster der modernen Gesellschaft, die vor allem den weiblichen Körper zur Reklame benutzt. John Berger, der große europäische Erzähler und Essayist, feiert im November 2016 seinen 90. Geburtstag. Seine Essays zu Kunst und Fotografie sind aus der Ästhetik des 20. Jahrhunderts nicht mehr wegzudenken. Meisterhaft finden seine Erzählungen und Romane eine sinnliche Antwort auf die Frage, wie wir heute leben. »Es gibt niemals genug von John Berger!« Tilda Swinton