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Addiction in South and East Africa

Interdisciplinary Approaches

Editors: Ndasauka, Yamikani, Kayange, Grivas Muchineripi (Eds.)

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  • Draws on interdisciplinary research to propose specific solutions to combat substance abuse and related concerns
    Includes a consideration of recent issues related to substance abuse, such as unemployment and and illness
    Refuses to work from assumptions about drug and alcohol use in East Africa and instead pursues an unbiased examination of existing research

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This book explores both the existence and prevalence of addiction in South and East Africa, departing from traditional assumptions about addiction in the region. The authors employ an interdisciplinary approach to understand the actual prevalence of addiction and the forms it takes in South and East Africa. The book also addresses the perceptions and conceptualisation of addiction in the region, in addition to discussing specific issues related to drug and alcohol abuse and addiction, social media addiction, and sex addiction.

About the authors

Yamikani Ndasauka, PhD, is Senior Lecturer and Head-Department of Philosophy at Chancellor College in the University of Malawi. He has 9 years of teaching and research experience in Philosophy, Psychology, and Ethics. He has published in international journals such as Frontiers in Psychology, Computers in Human Behaviour, and PlosOne.

Grivas Muchineripi Kayange, PhD, is Senior Lecture and Dean-Faculty of Humanities at Chancellor College in the University of Malawi. His recent publications include Meaning and Truth in African Philosophy (Springer, 2018) and Rediscovering Individual-based Values in Ubuntu Virtue Ethics: Transforming Corporate Entities in Post-colonial Africa (ISAP, Book chapter, 2018).

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction: Making a Case for Addiction in Africa

    Pages 1-6

    Ndasauka, Yamikani (et al.)

  • Addiction in the Light of African Values: Undermining Vitality and Community

    Pages 9-31

    Metz, Thaddeus

  • Cannabis Use and Addiction in African Communities; a Value or a Vice?

    Pages 33-48

    Kayange, Grivas Muchineripi

  • The Moral Question of Addiction: An African Philosophical Perspective

    Pages 49-69

    Lajul, Wilfred

  • An Ubuntu Approach to Addiction-Response Framework in Malawian Schools

    Pages 71-90

    Manthalu, Chikumbutso Herbert

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13593-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13592-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Addiction in South and East Africa
Book Subtitle
Interdisciplinary Approaches
Editors
  • Yamikani Ndasauka
  • Grivas Muchineripi Kayange
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13593-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13593-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13592-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 312
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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