Mende Of Sierra Leone Ils 65

Author: Kenneth Little
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135034699
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The social, political and economic impact of the decline of the old colonial powers in Africa, India and the Middle East are still key areas of scholarly research and debate. Based on careful social observation and empirical research, these titles explore the tension between agriculture and industry in developing economies, and trace the complex political process of independence. Aimed at administrators and academics, these studies are central to Development Studies, and also present the work of renowned anthropologists such as Raymond Firth.

Econ Dev Village India Ils 59

Author: M. R. Haswell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134553862
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Human Resources Management For Hospitality

Author: Linda A. Jerris
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Human Resources Management for Hospitality by Linda Jerris offers a new approach in supervision. By writing from the perspective of how people grow into being effective supervisors, and by covering the stages through which they pass, Jerris gives students practical advice on how to become successful and effective hospitality management. Human Resources Management for Hospitality is ideal for degree or certificate students, or for anyone interested in the supervisory aspects of the hospitality industry.

History Memory And State Sponsored Violence

Author: Berber Bevernage
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 041582298X
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Modern historiography embraces the notion that time is irreversible, implying that the past should be imagined as something 'absent' or 'distant.' Victims of historical injustice, however, in contrast, often claim that the past got 'stuck' in the present and that it retains a haunting presence. History, Memory, and State-Sponsored Violence is centered around the provocative thesis that the way one deals with historical injustice and the ethics of history is strongly dependent on the way one conceives of historical time; that the concept of time traditionally used by historians is structurally more compatible with the perpetrators' than the victims' point of view. Demonstrating that the claim of victims about the continuing presence of the past should be taken seriously, instead of being treated as merely metaphorical, Berber Bevernage argues that a genuine understanding of the 'irrevocable' past demands a radical break with modern historical discourse and the concept of time. By embedding a profound philosophical reflection on the themes of historical time and historical discourse in a concrete series of case studies, this project transcends the traditional divide between 'empirical' historiography on the one hand and the so called 'theoretical' approaches to history on the other. It also breaks with the conventional 'analytical' philosophy of history that has been dominant during the last decades, raising a series of long-neglected 'big questions' about the historical condition – questions about historical time, the unity of history, and the ontological status of present and past –programmatically pleading for a new historical ethics.

Handbook Of Theological Education In Africa

Author: Isabel Apawo Phiri
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 162564356X
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This Handbook of Theological Education in Africa is a fascinating witness to the explosive status quo of Theological Education. The historical and regional (inter alia) surveys open our eyes and ears to see and hear how fast it has taken root historically, geographically, and ecumenically. The landscape of African Theological Education has changed drastically during the final twenty to thirty years of the last century. There is very much to appreciate about it and what has been achieved. We have grounds to make us rejoice, and for which to thank the Lord. John Mbiti, Theologian and Philosopher, former Director of Bossey Ecumenical Institute The Handbook of Theological Education in Africa is unique, comprehensive and ambitious in its aim and scope. It is: truly interdenominationally oriented, bringing perspectives from all major Christian traditions on the African continent broad in geographical extension, collecting voices from all major regions of the vast African continent life-centered and ecological in orientation, as voices are brought together on an impressive number of new key themes and contextual challenges for theological education in Africa grounded in expertise, drawing on a pan-African unprecedented gathering of leading African theologians, men and women. We hope that this book, in its print and later digital versions, will make its way into the hands of African theological educators, will inspire students and will be a standard reference volume in all major African theological libraries, in both universities and church-related seminaries. Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary The challenges of inclusiveness in African theological education are before us. The challenge to be ecumenical, meaning all Christians together; inclusiveness as serving a multi-religious continent with its islands is before ecumenical theological education. The challenges in terms of responding theologically to the issues that confront Africa - all of Africa - the religious, political, social, cultural issues and the challenges of people's spirituality and identity are to be on the radar of ecumenical theological education if theology is to be relevant in Africa. This Handbook of Theological Education in Africa has something for everybody. Mercy Oduyoye, Director of Institute of Women in Religion and Culture in Accra, Ghana This Handbook of Theological Education in Africa is a wake-up call for African churches to give proper prominence to theological education institutions and their programmes which serve them. We congratulate the editorial team for their magnificent work in bringing this Handbook together. This is a timely gift of the Church in Africa to the worldwide Church and will serve many generations of African theologians to come. Andre Karamaga, AACC General Secretary"

When The State Fails

Author: Tunde Zack-Williams
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745332215
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Compared with Kosovo and Iraq, the recent Western intervention in Sierra Leone has been largely forgotten. When the State Fails rectifies this, providing a comprehensive and critical analysis of the intervention. The civil war in Sierra Leone began in 1991 and was declared officially over in 2002 after UK, UN, and regional African military intervention. Some claimed it as a case of successful humanitarian intervention. The authors in this collection provide an informed analysis of the impact of the intervention on democracy, development, and society in Sierra Leone. The authors take a particularly critical view of the imposition of neo-liberalism after the conflict. As NATO intervention in Libya shows the continued use of external force in internal conflicts, When the State Fails is a timely book for all students and scholars interested in Africa and the question of "humanitarian intervention."

The Sacred Gaze

Author: David Morgan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520243064
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David Morgan investigates the key aspects of vision & imagery in a variety of religious traditions, including the functions of religious images & the tools that viewers use to interpret them.

An Introduction To Pidgins And Creoles

Author: John Holm
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521585811
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A clear and concise introduction to the study of how new languages come into being.

The Informal Sector In Francophone Africa

Author: Nancy Benjamin
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821395378
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In West Africa a dynamic informal sector dominates the stagnant formal economy. Small operators coexist with very large and politically well-connected informal enterprises and well-organised networks. To date there have been relatively few systematic studies of this dual feature, and consequently too little is known about it. Determinants and appropriate policy responses are likely to differ between 'large' and 'small' informal operations. This study focuses on the urban informal sector in three capital cities: Dakar (Senegal), Cotonou (Benin) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). These three countries have important differences and as a group, are quite representative of francophone West Africa and to a lesser extent West Africa as a whole. A mix of quantitative and qualitative approaches was used, with data obtained from original surveys of 900 firms in the three cities, interviews with knowledgeable stakeholders and participants, and all available secondary data. The results for West Africa presented in this book corroborate many findings from earlier studies, particularly for small informal firms. In addition, the book breaks new ground by shedding light on the large informal sector and the influence of institutional and socio-cultural factors in shaping the informal sector.