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Author: Duncan Money

movements, yet few of them came to the same conclusions as he did. His life is a vivid illustration that the impact of material conditions and experiences were not homogenous, and of the role of subjectivity. As will be seen, he remained hostile to the state and white employers, though most other whites

In: The Individual in African History

where none may have existed, thus interpreting autobiography as a form of self-conscious individualism that puts subjectivity centre-stage. Bjorklund would later argue that autobiographies were therefore a good source for investigating ideas about the ‘self’, to find out about people’s mental

In: The Individual in African History
Author: Iva Peša

interview as an archival document, one that adds more information to the historical record that must, in turn, be evaluated for accuracy, to understanding it as a narrative construction, with attendant concerns about memory, subjectivity, and identity that must be interpreted’. 13 Life history interviews

In: The Individual in African History
Author: Morgan Robinson

evidence of a specific historical phenomenon? With the biographical narratives of these mission students, the historian can do both. That is, one can indeed use the narratives to recapture the subjectivity of people who would otherwise fall out of the historical record. Biography demonstrates how small

In: The Individual in African History
Author: Eve Wong

Abdurahman’s subjectivity. But parents were not the only models, any consistent caretaker had a significant impact. Because children are soaking up social knowledge during this stage like thirsty sponges, they also look to trusted adults to fill the gaps in their social knowledge, making children at this

In: The Individual in African History
Nick Steele, Private Wildlife Conservancies and Saving Rhinos
Author: Harry Wels
Private wildlife conservation is booming business in South Africa! Nick Steele stood at the cradle of this development in the politically turbulent 1970s and 1980s, by stimulating farmers in Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal) to pool resources in order to restore wilderness landscapes, but at the same time improve their security situation in cooperative conservancy structures. His involvement in Operation Rhino in the 1960s and subsequent networks to save the rhino from extinction, brought him into controversial military (oriented) networks around the Western world. The author’s unique access to his private diaries paints a personal picture of this controversial conservationist.
Author: Dauda Abubakar

version of zakāt giving as stated in the Qurʿān and the reality of its practice in Jos is really quite large. The first of the eight categories of beneficiaries specified in the Qurʿān (Q: 9:60) draws a distinction between the poor and the needy, which are both abstract and subjective terms that have

In: “They Love Us Because We Give Them Zakāt"