We cannot continue like this: Facing modernity in Africa and Europe

Volume editor
Attie S. van Niekerk
Volume editor
Sytse Strijbos

Synopsis

The book is based on the view that the present trajectory of modern development cannot continue as it is now because it is ecologically unsustainable, it continues to enlarge the gap between rich and poor, and the decolonialisation movement has drawn our attention again to the specific role of religion, culture and value in human affairs and the need for a robust element of indigenisation and contextualisation. This book is strongly focused on the context of Africa, with two chapters that are written by authors from the Netherlands, for the purpose of presenting a North-South dialogue. The book contains reflection on approaches followed in building sustainable human communities in general and reflection on specific efforts to solve sustainability issues. It seeks to integrate academic reflection and insights gained from practical involvement with sustainability issues in local communities and low-income households, with contributions from Theology and Natural and Social Sciences.

Chapters

  • Introductory Part
  • Introduction
    We cannot continue like this
    Attie S. van Niekerk, Sytse Strijbos
  • Chapter 1
    Where do you feel Africa’s heartbeat? The World Bank, Africa and the Christian mission
    Attie S. van Niekerk
  • Chapter 2
    Re-Integrating Technology and Economy in Human Life: On the Disclosure of Society
    Sytse Strijbos
  • Part 1: Issues
  • Chapter 3
    Energy transition challenges in South Africa: A study of residential coal use practices
    Kristy Langerman, Farina Lindeque, Montagu Murray, Christiaan Pauw
  • Chapter 4
    Towards a complementary approach in sustainable food production
    Betsie le Roux, Mike Howard
  • Chapter 5
    Partnerships that flourish or fail: A case study of social entrepreneurship in the Eastern Free State, South Africa
    Deidré van Rooyen, Willem F. Ellis
  • Chapter 6
    Stones, bricks and windows: Searching for a sacred place
    Willem Jan de Hek
  • Part 2: Approaches
  • Chapter 7
    From isolation to relation: A trans-disciplinary analysis of an improved cookstove project in Molati, South Africa
    Pierre Reyneke
  • Chapter 8
    Decolonising the engineering curriculum at the university
    Willem van Niekerk, Attie S. van Niekerk
  • Chapter 9
    Mobilising people to emerge as transformation agents for society building: A reflection on a missional team practice
    Luc Kabongo
  • Chapter 10
    The quest of sustainability in this present ‘wicked world’: How to overcome Enlightenment modernity?
    Sytse Strijbos

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