Ubuntu and the primacy of community
Ubuntu and the primacy of community - Lecture © Africa Renewal
The concept of ubuntu comes from the Bantu tradition in southern Africa. It expresses the embedding of individuals in their social contexts. Identity and welfare are therefore not individualized, but conceivable only within the horizon of shared human community. Ubuntu and the Primacy of Community examines the implications of ubuntu for issues of social, economic and ecological justice. How does poverty signify a lack of social relations and shared living environments? Is the concept of ubuntu translatable into non-African contexts?

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