Renaissances, African and modern: Gandhi as a resource?

dc.contributor.authorSoudien, Crain
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-19T08:44:26Z
dc.date.available2017-06-19T08:44:26Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.updated2016-01-11T09:13:26Z
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this article is to understand the significance of Gandhi for the discussion about the African Renaissance. The article begins with the argument that the critical process of self-reflection begun in India about its past as a resource for imagining its future is central to any possibility of a renaissance in Africa. It draws on Gandhi in terms of what an examination of his central ideas might tell us about a future post-colonial Africa. Two of these ideas relate to the role of women in society and the attendant impact this view has on dominant masculinist tropes found in colonial historiography. Using these, the article looks at Gandhi not for the political and strategic choices he makes, but for understanding the kind of ethical identity or, the humanness which Gandhi's life represents.
dc.identifier.apacitationSoudien, C. (2009). Renaissances, African and modern: Gandhi as a resource?. <i>Historia: Journal of the Historical Association of South Africa</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24585en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationSoudien, Crain "Renaissances, African and modern: Gandhi as a resource?." <i>Historia: Journal of the Historical Association of South Africa</i> (2009) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24585en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationSoudien, C. (2009). Renaissances, African and Modern: Gandhi as a resource?: Gandhi and Indian Nationalism in South Africa. Historia, 54(1), 92-111.
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Soudien, Crain AB - The purpose of this article is to understand the significance of Gandhi for the discussion about the African Renaissance. The article begins with the argument that the critical process of self-reflection begun in India about its past as a resource for imagining its future is central to any possibility of a renaissance in Africa. It draws on Gandhi in terms of what an examination of his central ideas might tell us about a future post-colonial Africa. Two of these ideas relate to the role of women in society and the attendant impact this view has on dominant masculinist tropes found in colonial historiography. Using these, the article looks at Gandhi not for the political and strategic choices he makes, but for understanding the kind of ethical identity or, the humanness which Gandhi's life represents. DA - 2009 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Historia: Journal of the Historical Association of South Africa LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2009 T1 - Renaissances, African and modern: Gandhi as a resource? TI - Renaissances, African and modern: Gandhi as a resource? UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24585 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/24585
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationSoudien C. Renaissances, African and modern: Gandhi as a resource?. Historia: Journal of the Historical Association of South Africa. 2009; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24585.en_ZA
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of Educationen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.sourceHistoria: Journal of the Historical Association of South Africa
dc.source.urihttp://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/hist
dc.subject.otherAfrican historiography
dc.subject.otherAfrican modernities
dc.subject.otherAfrican politics
dc.subject.otherAfrican Renaissance
dc.subject.otherAfrican Studies
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