The tensions between culture and human rights: Emancipatory social work and Afrocentricity in a global world
AbstractEditors: Vishanthie Sewpaul, Linda Kreitzer and Tanusha Raniga (2021). The tensions between culture and human rights: Emancipatory social work and Afrocentricity in a global world. ISSN 1703-1826 Pages 312 Although this collection foregrounds an interplay between Afrocentrism and emancipatory social work, virtually all the chapters unequivocally challenge social workers to fight the harmful cultural processes that pose serious human rights violations. These inter alia include female genital mutilation, female ritual bondage, etc. All the chapters have cogently addressed the tensions between cultural practices and human rights. But it needs to be pointed out that the human rights context used is hegemonically Western-centric rather than Afrocentric. This presents a glaring lacuna that may impede the process of indigenisation and decoloniality in Africa.
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