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Title Philosophical foundations of the African humanities through postcolonial perspectives / edited by Helen Yitah and Helen Lauer
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill Rodopi, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (xv, 297 pages) : illustrations
Series Cross/Cultures ; volume 209
Cross/cultures ; 209.
Contents Intro; Contents; Contributors; Figures and Tables; Introduction Mediating a Hapless Postcolonialism through Experiential Critique; Part 1 The Humanities and the Postcolonial Experience; Chapter 1 Philosophical Foundations of the Humanities; Chapter 2 The Humanities and the Postcolonial Ghanaian Experience: The Jubilee Year; Chapter 3 Beyond the Labor Market: Reinforcing the Epistemic Advantage of African Universities in the Global Knowledge Society; Chapter 4 Contemporary Ghanaian Dance: A Basis forScholarly Investigation of the Human Condition
Chapter 5 The Formulation of Research in the Humanities: Perspectives from the Creative ArtsPart 2 The Humanities and National Identity; Chapter 6 The Humanities and the Idea of National Identity; Chapter 7 Ghanaian Neo-traditional Performance and 'Development': Multiple Interfaces between Rural and Urban, Traditional and Modern; Chapter 8 Kofi Awoonor: The Essays of a Humanist; Chapter 9 Sell, Borrow, Work or Migrate? Exploring the Choice of Coping Strategies in Ghana; Part 3 Language and Knowledge Production from Postcolonial Perspectives
Chapter 10 Scientific Decolonization and Language Use in the Study of African Medicine, Religion, and ArtChapter 11 Credibility and Accountability in Academic Discourse: Increasing the Awareness of Ghanaian Graduate Students; Chapter 12 About the English Language in Ghana Today and about Ghanaian English and Languaging in Ghana; Chapter 13 Polylectal Description: Reflections on Experience in Ghana; Part 4 Afterwords; Chapter 14 Nii: A Recollection on Obits; Chapter 15 Memories of Kofi Awoonor in Texas; Chapter 16 Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu: A Tribute; Index
Summary "Philosophical Foundations of the African Humanities through Postcolonial Perspectives critiques recent claims that the humanities, especially in public universities in poor countries, have lost their significance, defining missions, methods and standards due to the pressure of to justify their existence. The predominant responses to these claims have been that the humanities are relevant for creating a "world culture" to address the world's problems. This book argues that behind such arguments lies a false neutrality constructed to deny the values intrinsic to marginalized cultures and peoples and to justify their perceived inferiority. These essays by scholars in postcolonial studies critique these false claims about the humanities through critical analyses of alterity, difference, and how the Other is perceived, defined and subdued. Contributors: Gordon S.K. Adika, Kofi N. Awoonor, E. John Collins, Kari Dako, Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu, James Gibbs, Helen Lauer, Bernth Lindfors, J.H. Kwabena Nketia, Abena Oduro, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Olúfémi Táíwò, Alexis B. Tengan, Kwasi Wiredu, Francis Nii-Yartey."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 08, 2023)
Subject Nii-Yartey, Francis.
Awoonor, Kofi, 1935-2013.
Kropp Dakubu, M. E. (Mary Esther)
SUBJECT Nii-Yartey, Francis fast
Kropp Dakubu, M. E. (Mary Esther) fast
Awoonor, Kofi, 1935-2013 fast
Subject Humanities -- Ghana
Humanities -- Africa
National characteristics, Ghanaian.
Postcolonialism -- Ghana
Postcolonialism -- Africa
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- General.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern.
Poscolonialismo -- África.
National characteristics, Ghanaian
SUBJECT Ghana -- Philosophy
Africa -- Philosophy
Subject Ghana
Form Electronic book
Author Yitah, Helen, editor.
Lauer, Helen, editor.
LC no. 2019022066
ISBN 9789004392946