Cultural transformation and human rights in Africa

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Cultural transformation and human rights in Africa

edited by Abdullahi A. An-Na'im

Zed Books, 2002

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Includes index

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巻冊次

: cased ISBN 9781842770900

内容説明

This volume clarifies, in an African context, what ought to constitute universal human rights and strategies for their legitimization, protection and realization. The contributors argue for the local promotion of rights through processes of cultural transformation over time. Tensions between local cultures and the notion of universal human rights can be addressed through creative possibilities within specific countries. They examine the African Charter of Human and People's Rights to make a case for recognizing a specifically African cultural contribution to ideas of human rights originating from a European social context. The general issues at stake are applied to the particularly contentious question of women's rights - especially their land and other property rights.

目次

Introduction - Abdullahi A. An-Na'im PART 1: THE CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION APPROACH: RATIONALE AND ORGANIZATION OF THIS BOOK 1. Cultural Transformation and Human Rights in African Societies - Abdullahi A. An-Na'im and Jeffrey Hammond 2. Human Rights and Cultural Branding: Who Speaks and How - Martin Chanock PART 2: RIGHTS AND CULTURE 3. The Banjul Charter: The Case for an African Cultural Fingerprint - Makau Mutua 4. Mediating Culture and Human Rights in Favour of Land Rights for Women in Africa: A Framework for Community-Legal Action - Florence Butegwa 5. Are Local Norms and Practices Fences or Pathways? The Example of Women's Property Rights - Celestine Nyamu-Musembi 6. Religious Revivalism, Human Rights Activism and the Struggle for Women's Rights in Nigeria - Hussaina J. Abdullah 7. Contradictory Perspectives on Rights and Justice in the Context of Land Tenure Reform in Tanzania - Issa Shivji 8. Effects of Land Tenure on Women's Access and Control of Land in Kenya - Akinyoi Nzioki
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: limp ISBN 9781842770917

内容説明

The authors of this volume seek to contribute to the clarification of the very difficult conceptual and practical questions surrounding the legitimization and permanent protection of human rights in non-Western cultural contexts, specifically in this case Africa. The contributors try to clarify thinking about what ought to constitute human rights in an African context as well as strategies for realizing them within communities and countries. These issues are particularly contentious when the specific point at issue is the promotion and protection of economic, social and cultural rights, and even more so in relation to the rights of women. The underlying premise is that there are possibilities for the local promotion of what ought to be universal human rights through processes of cultural transformation over time. While conceding the difficulties and constraints of the relationship between local cultures and the notion of the universality of human rights, the contributors believe that it is both necessary and possible to address these issues by making use of creative possibilities within specific countries. Several of the contributors explore these questions of cultural transformation and human rights generally. The African Charter of Human and People's Rights is examined to see if there is a case for recognizing a specifically African cultural contribution to conceptualizations of human rights which have been originally formulated in a European social context. The volume then proceeds to translate the general issues at stake into the particular question of women's rights - especially their ability to own, control and have access to land and other property rights. This thoughtful set of explorations by African scholars and human rights activists adds significantly to our understanding of the complex relationships that exist between culture, religion, law and human rights.

目次

* Introduction - Abdullahi A. An-Na'im*1. Cultural Transformation and Human Rights in African Societies - Abdullahi A. An-Na'im and Jeffrey Hammond*2. Human Rights and Cultural Branding: Who Speaks and How - Martin Chanock*3. The Banjul Charter: The Case for an African Cultural Fingerprint - Makau Mutua*4. Mediating Culture and Human Rights in Favour of Land Rights for Women in Africa: A Framework for Community-Legal Action - Florence Butegwa*5. Are Local Norms and Practices Fences or Pathways? The Example of Women's Property Rights - Celestine Nyamu-Musembi*6. Religious Revivalism, Human Rights Activism and the Struggle for Women's Rights in Nigeria - Hussaina J. Abdullah*7. Contradictory Perspectives on Rights and Justice in the Context of Land Tenure Reform in Tanzania - Issa Shivji*8. Effects of Land Tenure on Women's Access and Control of Land in Kenya - Akinyoi Nzioki

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詳細情報

  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    BA60776797
  • ISBN
    • 1842770918
    • 184277090X
  • 出版国コード
    uk
  • タイトル言語コード
    eng
  • 本文言語コード
    eng
  • 出版地
    London
  • ページ数/冊数
    x, 269 p.
  • 大きさ
    24 cm.
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