Agency and Changing World Views in Africa

ab 24,90 

Dieter Neubert, Christine Scherer (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-643-90236-8
Band-Nr. 40
Jahr 2014
Seiten 176
Bindung broschiert
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Current debates on the transnational impact of world views
(interpretive frameworks) often refer to the concepts of
`globalisation‘ or `travelling models‘ with an emphasis on
domination or on a process of translation. This volume
highlights situations where different world views are
confronted with each other and the question how the actors
mediate between the two. The conceptual chapters foster a
critical view on the normative implications of agency itself
as well as they reflect on the claim of interpretive
hegemonony of human rights, concepts of law, democracy, or
neoliberalism. In addition, we present contributions that
examine the confrontation of world views in particular
cases. They are discussed on distinct empirical grounds such
as law, e.g. islamic law, children’s rights, law and
development, political ideology and analyse the role of
transcendental powers.

Contributors are: W. van Beek, P. Chabal, H. Dorsch, D. Goetze,
S. Howell, N. Oberauer, E. Macamo & D. Neubert, H. Sippel & U. Wanitzek.

Dieter Neubert is Professor of Development
Sociology at the University of Bayreuth.

Christine Scherer is Coordinator of the Bayreuth
International Graduate School of African Studies, University
of Bayreuth.