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Ubuntu in the Diaspora: Its Conservation and Comparison With Other World Views

Namisango, F., Eyaa, S., Kansiime, P. and Tusasiirwe, S. (2021) Ubuntu in the Diaspora: Its Conservation and Comparison With Other World Views. In: Mukuni, J. and Tlou, J., (eds.) Understanding Ubuntu for Enhancing Intercultural Communications. IGI Global, pp. 228-242.

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As people live in cross-cultural contexts, there is a need to recognize and appreciate the role of different worldviews and how they shape our understanding of humanity, upbringing, and engagement in social or work environments. The key starting point to enable this is exploring the often-overlooked indigenous philosophies of life such as Ubuntu and examining how such value systems survive alongside opposing or similar traditions. This chapter improves the understanding of cultural values by discussing the central tenets of the African philosophy of Ubuntu, in comparison to the Western ways of life and the strategies that Africans in the diaspora are applying to preserve Ubuntu values. Strategies for promoting Ubuntu in the education system and community settings are also recommended with the goal of enhancing cross-cultural awareness.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: IGI Global
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