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Pursuing justice in Africa : competing imaginaries and contested practices

Author: Jessica Johnson; George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, [2018]
Series: Cambridge Centre of African Studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pursuing Justice in Africa focuses on visions of justice across the African continent, featuring essays that engage with topics at the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship across a wide range of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Johnson; George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane
ISBN: 9780821423356 0821423355 0821446487 9780821446485
OCLC Number: 1031341932
Notes: "This volume began life as a two-day conference held at the University of Cambridge's Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) in 2015."
Description: 332 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Re-centering justice in African studies / Jessica Johnson and George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane --
Part I: Morality, religion, and languages of justice --
Competing conceptions of justice in colonial Buganda / Jonathon L. Earle --
Legal pluralism and the pursuit of a just life. Muslim views on law and justice in East Africa / Felicitas Becker --
Social justice and moral space in hospital cancer care in Kenya / Benson A. Mulemi --
Relational justice and transformation in postapartheid South Africa / Duncan Scott --
Part II: Gender justice --
Chilungamo and the question of LGBTQ+ rights in Malawi / Alan Msosa --
Justice intervention. Mobile courts in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo / Patrick Hoenig --
Conflicting conceptions of justice and the legal treatment of defilement cases in Malawi / Ngeyi Ruth Kanyongolo and Bernadette Malunga --
"Home people" and "people of human rights". Understanding responses to rape in northern Uganda / Holly Porter --
Part III: Resources, conflict, and justice --
Out of the mouths of babes. Tracing child soldiers' notions of "justice," ca. 1940/2012 / Stacey Hynd --
Good and bad Muslims. Conflict, justice, and religion among Somalis at Dagahaley Refugee Camp in Kenya / Fred Nyongesa Ikanda --
Land restitution (old and new), neotraditionalism, and the contested values of land justice in South Africa / Olaf Zenker --
Transitional justice and ordinary justice in postconflict Acholiland / Anna MacDonald --
Afterword / Kamari Maxine Clarke.
Series Title: Cambridge Centre of African Studies series.
Responsibility: edited by Jessica Johnson and George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane.

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