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Religion and Inequality in Africa

«A much-needed work ... Through showcasing a diversity of approaches, methodologies, case studies and empirical data on religion and inequalities in Africa, the book presents challenges which one can only hope might be met with solutions from African leaders»

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This volume reveals how religion interfaces with inequality in different African contexts. Some contributors undertake detailed analyses of how religion creates (and justifies) different forms of inequality that holds back individuals, groups and communities across the continent from flourishing, while others show how religion can also mitigate inequality in Africa. Les mer

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This volume reveals how religion interfaces with inequality in different African contexts. Some contributors undertake detailed analyses of how religion creates (and justifies) different forms of inequality that holds back individuals, groups and communities across the continent from flourishing, while others show how religion can also mitigate inequality in Africa.

Topics addressed include gender inequality, economic inequality, disability, ageism and religious homophobia. Specifically focusing on the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal 10 to reduce inequality within and among countries, this book highlights the extent to which Africa’s ‘notoriously religious’ identity needs to be taken into account in discourses on development.

Detaljer

Forlag
Bloomsbury Academic
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
288
ISBN
9781350307377
Utgivelsesår
2023
Format
23 x 16 cm

Om forfatteren

Ezra Chitando is Professor of History and Phenomenology of Religion, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe, and Theology Consultant on HIV and AIDS for the World Council of Churches. He is also an extraordinary professor at the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Joram Tarusarira is Assistant Professor of Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
Loreen Maseno is Research Fellow in the Department of Ancient and Biblical Studies, University of South Africa, South Africa, and Senior Lecturer in Religion, Theology and Philosophy at Maseno University, Kenya.

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«A much-needed work ... Through showcasing a diversity of approaches, methodologies, case studies and empirical data on religion and inequalities in Africa, the book presents challenges which one can only hope might be met with solutions from African leaders»

Modern Believing

«At a time when Africa’s inequality question is often tilted towards the economic and political, this volume takes a forward leap. Bringing together newer voices to dissect the twin subjects of religion and inequality, the editors of this volume contribute to our understanding of everyday life in Africa. This book is well detailed, clearly written, easily understandable and above all, it is important reading for almost anyone.»

Toyin Falola, Professor of History, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, and the Jacob and F

«In an era when the Covid-19 Pandemic has exposed grave socio-economic inequalities both within nation-states and at a global level, this important and innovative collection examines how religion can discriminate along lines of wealth, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, age and physical ability in a manner that blights individual and societal development within Africa and beyond. Written by a dynamic group of scholars, each chapter brings a fresh and innovative approach to the subject matter. The provocative case studies raise key questions for debate and set an important agenda for social and economic transformation.»

David Maxwell, Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History, University of Cambridge, UK

«Chitando has showcased rich and diverse scholarly contributions from various regions of the continent … The book contributes to the field of religion and inequalities … [and] raises important questions about the direction of African scholarship on religions.»

The Journal of Religion

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