ISBN 9780798304313
Pages 104
Dimensions 234 x 156mm
Published 2014
Publisher Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa
Format Paperback

Connectedness in Evolution

The Discourse of Modernity on the Ecosophy of the Haya People in Tanzania

by Adalbertus Kamanzi

This monograph is predicated on a combative decolonial-Afrocentric ecophilosophy of science of nature and humanity. It is rigorous and comprehensive scholarly account of how nature has been colonised and turned into a natural resource available for the Cartesian subject in charge of the capitalist system to humanity's ad infinitum exploitation, with serious consequences for sustainable developmentalism.

There is no doubt that this ground-breaking monograph will challenge scholars and irritate new critical thinking on developmentalism, which takes into account the threat of human activity on nature, the environment and ecology. It is a bold presentation of thoughts that will provoke other researches.

Away from the tempting positionality of degenerating into nostalgic and romantic traditionalism versus fast-lane modernism, the author consistently problematises the complex issues through deployment of multidimensional thinking, the relationship between human beings and nature, and how technology, development (in the colonial sense) and colonial expansionism have objectified nature, sucked it dry of its content, and reduced it to the status of raw material for the production of man's success.

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About the Author

Adalbertus Kamanzi

Dr Adalbertus Kamanzi studied Ethics and Development Studies at Uganda Martyrs University (BA and MA) in Uganda, where he also lectured from 2002 to 2007. He received his PhD in the Netherlands in the area of bilateral development cooperation between the Netherlands and the United Republic of Tanzania in the field of aid in the District Rural Development Programs (DRDPs). Dr Kamanzi has research experience in academics and in consultancy. He is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute of Rural Development Planning, Dodoma and The African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands.

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