The Resource Development and politics from below : exploring religious spaces in the African state, edited by Barbara Bompani ; edited by Maria Frahm-Arp

Development and politics from below : exploring religious spaces in the African state, edited by Barbara Bompani ; edited by Maria Frahm-Arp

Label
Development and politics from below : exploring religious spaces in the African state
Title
Development and politics from below
Title remainder
exploring religious spaces in the African state
Statement of responsibility
edited by Barbara Bompani ; edited by Maria Frahm-Arp
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In what ways and senses does religion endure? In what ways has development failed Africa? How can we build effective African politics from below? These are some of the questions explored in this volume, which seeks to analyze the shifting and complex sets of relationships that exist between religion, politics and development in Africa. Modernist and secularist thinking has long predicted that religion would be rendered irrelevant, to be sidestepped, ignored or eliminated. However, this is not the case in 21st century Africa. Religion plays an increasingly important role in politics and development. This volume captures the dynamism and power of religion in Africa. In doing so it aims to move beyond narrow conceptualisations of 'politics' and 'development' and public and private spaces in order to uncover the meaning of modern religion in Africa and the many ways it is embedded in millions of Africans' everyday struggles to survive, sustain themselves and make sense of the modern world
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
201/.720967
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.P7
LC item number
D48 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Non-governmental public action series
Label
Development and politics from below : exploring religious spaces in the African state, edited by Barbara Bompani ; edited by Maria Frahm-Arp
Publication
Note
Proceedings of a conference held in 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Color
multicolored
Contents
Development and Invisible Worlds / S.Ellis -- The Mbuliluli Principle: What is in a Name? / G.ter Haar -- Muslim Shrines in Cape Town: Religion and Post-Apartheid Public Spheres / A.Tayob -- Remaking Society from Within: Extraversion and the Social Forms of Female Muslim Activism in Urban Mali / D.E.Shulz -- Daẁah and Politics in West Africa: Muslim Jamaàt and Non Government organisations in Ghana, Sierre Leone and The Gambia / D.E.Skinner -- Faith-based Organisations, the State and Politics in Tanzania / E.T.Mallya -- Pentecostal Religion and Development in Urban Mozambique / L.Van de Kamp -- Health and the Uses of Religion: Recovering the Political Proper? / J.R.Cochrane -- Marshalling the Powers: The Challenge of Everyday Religion for Development / E.Graveling -- Sacred Struggles: The World Council of Churches and the HIV Epidemic in Africa / E.Chitando -- Conclusion: Reflections on Modernisation without Secularisation / B.Bompani & M.Frahm-Arp
Control code
ocn696313991
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 257 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780230283206
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379080
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.b25029575
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)696313991
  • palgraveebk0230283209

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