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African cultural knowledge

African cultural knowledge

themes and embedded beliefs

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Published by MIAS Books in Nairobi .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy, African.,
  • Mythology, African.,
  • Ethnoscience -- Africa.,
  • Knowledge, Sociology of -- Africa.,
  • Africa -- Religion.,
  • Africa -- Social life and customs.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementcompiled and edited by Michael C. Kirwen.
    ContributionsKirwen, Michael C.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB5305 .A34 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 274 p. :
    Number of Pages274
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21235525M
    ISBN 109966712607
    OCLC/WorldCa64667014

      In 10 probing essays by distinguished African, European, and American scholars, African Philosophy as Cultural Inquiry examines the role of African philosophy at the opening of the new millennium. Here philosophy cuts across disciplinary boundaries to embrace ideas taken from history, literary studies, anthropology, and art.   Building Cultural Knowledge. Culturally effective and competent providers seek to learn about and understand cultures different from their own. These resources will help you broaden your cultural knowledge and help you provide culturally appropriate healthcare : Amanda Tarbet.

      Alain Mabanckou ()Iconoclastic, packed with literary and cultural references from across the globe, scatological humour and a biting wit, Mabanckou’s writing demands a strong stomach. The Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America provides an accessible ready reference on the retention and continuity of African culture within the United conceptual framework holds, first, that culture is a form of self-knowledge and knowledge about self in the world as transmitted from one person to another.

    ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "Published in association with the International African Institute, London.". QUALITY OF HUMAN RESOURCES: EDUCATION – Vol. I - Cultural Knowledge - L.A. Kokhanova ©Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) is an institution for the reproduction of culture. Today thousands of universities and colleges all over the world are providing young people with the knowledge accumulated by humankind.


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