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Communities and Habits of Citizenship : Everyday Participation in Kondoa, Tanzania (2022)

Nguyahambi, A. M., & Kontinen, T. (2022). Communities and Habits of Citizenship : Everyday Participation in Kondoa, Tanzania. In K. Holma, & T. Kontinen (Eds.), Learning, Philosophy, and African Citizenship (pp. 115-134). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94882-5_7

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All authors or editors: Nguyahambi, Ajali M.; Kontinen, Tiina

Parent publication: Learning, Philosophy, and African Citizenship

Parent publication editors: Holma, Katariina; Kontinen, Tiina

ISBN: 978-3-030-94881-8

eISBN: 978-3-030-94882-5

Publication year: 2022

Pages range: 115-134

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_7

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80927


This chapter contributes to the debates concerning contextualized conceptualizations of citizenship. Based on the work of pragmatist philosopher John Dewey, it offers a definition of citizenship as constructed in everyday communities in the course of taking care of shared issues. Further, it examines the habits of citizenship that are both acquired and reformulated in the processes of participation in these communities. The empirical example of villages in Kondoa District, Tanzania illustrates the diverse communities in which inhabitants participate, and the kinds of habits acquired. Six types of communities, the village community, cultural groups, religious groups, self-help groups, economic groups and civil society organizations’ groups were identified. Further, six categories of citizenship habits emerged including political citizenship, engaging citizenship, economic citizenship, cultural citizenship, responsible citizenship and moral citizenship.

Keywords: citizenship; citizens; participation; influencing; civic activism; civil society; communities (organisations)

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Reporting Year: 2022

Preliminary JUFO rating: 3

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