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Trends, Discourses and Representations in Religions in Africa

URN to cite this document: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-opus4-9486

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Zeleke, Meron ; Wario, Halkano Abdi:
Trends, Discourses and Representations in Religions in Africa.
Bayreuth , 2012 . - (Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers ; 9 )

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Abstract

Religion in Africa has for long been a woven cultural fabric of life, a great moving force that guided people’s behavior, interaction and action since time immemorial. A decade after the United States experience of the 9/11, the unfortunate event has set the landmark for a geopolitics in contemporary Africa that securitizes religious movements and that identify them with the so-called global war on terror, a phenomenon within which most African nations play a significant regional role. The current wave of developments related to religion in the contingent became fossilized through religious manipulation and politicization in the post-colonial era. Three thematic concepts have been identified, i.e., religious trends, cultural discourses and representation, in order to capture some of the most contemporary issues of concern to Muslim, Christian and indigenous religious communities in Africa. Nine papers in this second issue of BIGSAS Works! hence targeted current doctoral researches from a wide range of disciplines and successfully integrated a cross-disciplinary approach to appreciate the complexity of faith matters in the continent.

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Item Type: Book / Monograph
Additional notes (visible to public): Gleichzeitig: BIGSAS Working Papers 2/2012
Keywords: Religion; Afrika; Islam; Christian
DDC Subjects: 100 Philosophy and psychology
200 Religion
300 Social sciences
Institutions of the University: Graduate Schools > BIGSAS
Graduate Schools
Language: English
Originates at UBT: Yes
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-opus4-9486
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2014 06:20
Last Modified: 05 May 2014 10:13
URI: https://epub.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/206

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