Pursuing justice in Africa: competing imaginaries and contested practices

Pursuing Justice in Africa focuses on the many actors pursuing many visions of justice across the African continent—their aspirations, divergent practices, and articulations of international and vernacular idioms of justice. The essays selected by editors Jessica Johnson and George Hamandishe Karekw...

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Contributors: Johnson, Jessica 1984- (Editor) ; Karekwaivanane, George Hamandishe 1980- (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Athens, OH Ohio University Press [2018]
In:Year: 2018
Enclosed titles: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)
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)
"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)
Afterword / Kamari Maxine Clarke.
Afterword / Kamari Maxine Clarke.
Social justice and moral space in hospital cancer care in Kenya  (Benson A. Mulemi)
Relational justice and transformation in postapartheid South Africa  (Duncan Scott)
Conflicting conceptions of justice and the legal treatment of defilement cases in Malawi  (Ngeyi Ruth Kanyongolo and Bernadette Malunga)
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)
Chilungamo and the question of LGBTQ+ rights in Malawi  (Alan Msosa)
Justice intervention : Mobile courts in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo  (Patrick Hoenig)
Legal pluralism and the pursuit of a just life : Muslim views on law and justice in East Africa  (Felicitas Becker)
"Home people" and "people of human rights" : Understanding responses to rape in northern Uganda  (Holly Porter)
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)
Introduction : Re-centering justice in African studies  (Jessica Johnson and George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane)
Competing conceptions of justice in colonial Buganda  (Jonathon L. Earle)
Volumes / Articles:Show volumes/articles.
Series/Journal:Cambridge Centre of African Studies series
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Africa / Social justice
Further subjects:B Justice
B Women Legal status, laws, etc Africa, Sub-Saharan
B Gender-specific role
B Group
B Law
B Dispute resolution (Law) Africa, Sub-Saharan
B Justice, Administration of Africa, Sub-Saharan
B Africa
B Dispute resolution (Law) (Africa, Sub-Saharan)
B Justice, Administration of (Africa, Sub-Saharan)
B Case study
B Ethics
B Human rights
B Women Legal status, laws, etc (Africa, Sub-Saharan)
B Social justice
B Transitional Justice
B Legal status
Parallel Edition:Electronic
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Summary:Pursuing Justice in Africa focuses on the many actors pursuing many visions of justice across the African continent—their aspirations, divergent practices, and articulations of international and vernacular idioms of justice. The essays selected by editors Jessica Johnson and George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane engage with topics at the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship across a wide range of disciplines. These include activism, land tenure, international legal institutions, and postconflict reconciliation. Building on recent work in sociolegal studies that foregrounds justice over and above concepts such as human rights and legal pluralism, the contributors grapple with alternative approaches to the concept of justice and its relationships with law, morality, and rights. While the chapters are grounded in local experiences, they also attend to the ways in which national and international actors and processes influence, for better or worse, local experiences and understandings of justice. The result is a timely and original addition to scholarship on a topic of major scholarly and pragmatic interest.
Item Description:"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."Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0821423355