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Learning, Philosophy, and African Citizenship (2022)

Holma, K., & Kontinen, T. (Eds.). (2022). Learning, Philosophy, and African Citizenship. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94882-5

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All authors or editors: Holma, Katariina; Kontinen, Tiina

ISBN: 978-3-030-94881-8

eISBN: 978-3-030-94882-5

Publication year: 2022

Number of pages in the book: 221

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94882-5

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80940


This open access book discusses and addresses the compelling questions concerning the ideals of citizenship, the processes of learning to fulfill these ideals, and possibilities of education in fostering citizenship. Rather than advocating for one framework, the authors demonstrate the continuously contested nature of the concept of citizenship as theoretically discussed and practically experienced. The monograph combines, in an unconventional way, selected philosophical accounts and everyday experiences from certain locations in Tanzania and Uganda. It provides contributions from philosophical ideas drawing on scholars such as Chantal Mouffe, Rosi Braidotti, Theodor Adorno, and Étienne Balibar on the one hand, and the conceptions articulated by groups of inhabitants of rural and urban settings in Africa, on the other hand. Therefore, the book offers fresh readings under the lenses of citizenship and learning.

Keywords: citizenship; citizens; learning; participation; influencing; upbringing; education and training; conceptions; experiences (knowledge); development (passive); civic activism; civil society; communities (organisations); philosophy

Free keywords: citizenship; Africa; African Studies; development; International development

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Reporting Year: 2022

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