Between Communalism and Individualism: Which Way Africa?
作者: Peter Bisong BISONG
刊名: RAIS Journal for Social Sciences, 2018, Vol.2 (2)
来源数据库: Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1506700
关键词: AfricaCommunalismIndividualismValuesTribalism
原始语种摘要: Due to its encounter with the outside world, Africa has lost and is on the verge of losing most of its traditional values. One of such cherished values is communalism. Since communalism is variously considered to be the distinguishing mark of Africa, many scholars advocate the reinvigoration or strengthening of communalism in Africa. Using the philosophical methods of critical analysis and textual studies, this paper took a deep look at this quest and find out that communalism is the problem of Africa and thus, recommended that it should be allowed to die out. The paper concludes that until Africa, shakes off the yoke of communalism and wears the apron of individualism, it will perpetually find itself unable to overcome the challenges facing contemporary African societies.
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  • Africa 非洲
  • individualism 个人主义
  • advocate 辩护人
  • textual 原文的
  • unable 无能力的
  • shakes 拆开的桶板
  • facing 车端面
  • look 
  • until 直到...为止
  • distinguishing 判别