Situating Universal Concepts to the Reality of Marginalized African Nomads: A Challenge for Area Studies of “Citizenship” and “Humanitarianism”

主催・共催・その他 静岡県立大学国際関係学研究科グローバル・スタディーズ研究センター、科学研究費16H05664, 25257005, 15K03042, 16K04126, 16H06318、日本学術振興会ナイロビ研究連絡センター、マケレレ大学共催
種類 研究集会
対象分野 政治・経済・法律,国際関係,社会・文化(宗教,民族,ジェンダー,移民),戦争・平和・災害・開発
対象地域 アフリカ
開催地方 海外・その他
開催場所(詳細) Grand Global Hotel, Kampala, Uganda
開催時期 2017 年 08 月 18 日 10 時 00 分 から 2017 年 08 月 20 日 18 時 00 分 まで
プログラム Program

Keynote Speech
Edward Kirumira (Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University)

Panel 1
Citizenship in East Africa: Creative Engagement for New Space
Chairperson: Itsuhiro HAZAMA (Nagasaki University))

Panelists of Panel 1
Itsuhiro Hazama (Associate Professor, School of Global Humanities and Social Sciences, Nagasaki University)
Noriko Tahara (Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shitennoji University)
Kiyoshi Umeya (Professor, Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University)
Gaku Moriguchi (Part-time Lecturer, Gakushuin University)
Tamara Enomoto (Researcher, Meiji University)
Nobuko Yamazaki (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)
Francis Nyamnjoh (Professor, Faculty of Humanities, University of Cape Town)
Motoji Matsuda (Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University)

Panel 2
Humanitarian Assistance from the Perspective of East African Nomads: Towards its Localization
Chairperson: Shinya KONAKA (University of Shizuoka, Japan)

Panelists of Panel 2
Shinya Konaka (Professor, School of International Relations, University of Shizuoka)
SUN Xiaogang (Researcher, Graduate School of Area Studies of Asia and Africa, Kyoto University)
Itsuhiro Hazama (Associate Professor, School of Global Humanities and Social Sciences, Nagasaki University)
Yoshinori Mochizuki (Visiting Researcher, Center for Global Studies, University of Shizuoka)
Christine Mbabazi Mpyangu (Lecturer, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University)
Bul Garang (Chairperson of Refugee Welfare Committee, Baratuku Refugee Settlement, Adjumani)
Wilson Senyonyi (Protection Officer, Oxfam)

Plenary Discussion
概要 Abstract
The current reality of marginalized nomadic communities (i.e., refugees, immigrants, and nomadic pastoralists) in Africa has been overlooked by both national and international concerns and discourses. Since the colonial period, national and international frameworks of intervention have mainly been applied without regard for the views of marginalized people, which were consequently submerged by superficial global narratives. Many universal concepts of Western origin (e.g., human rights, democracy, justice, governance, citizenship, humanitarianism, resilience) have undoubtedly been imposed on African communities without examining the marginalized nomads’ local circumstances, resulting in even more confusion, conflict, and chaos on the ground.
The aim of this joint international workshop is to reconsider and recreate these Western universal concepts from the perspective of marginalized African nomads. First, it approaches the current complex reality of these communities with both field research evidence and the people’s opinions. Second, it attempts to recapture global narratives from the marginalized nomads’ perspective. This workshop is organized by mainly international and interdisciplinary researchers in area studies of Africa and representatives from the local communities.
This workshop focuses on two typical Western concepts: “citizenship” and “humanitarianism.” These are the most important concepts for the marginalized African nomads, accounting for many accompanying discourses and affecting their daily lives.
Most of the national and international interventions stemmed from a negative attitude towards the marginalized African nomads: “We have everything, they have nothing.” However, we do not presuppose that the universal concepts of “citizenship” or “humanitarianism” have never existed among African communities before and after intervention. Instead, we attempt to analyze and reveal how these critical concepts interrelate and intertwine the global and local contexts.
The objective of this workshop is to open up the possibility of reframing universal concepts of Western origin from the people’s perspective and creating truly universal frameworks that include non-Western perspectives.
参加費 None
対象 semi-closed
言語 英語(通訳なし)
連絡先 localizationtoafrica [at] gmail.com
URL http://www.localizationtoafrica.org/info/jpn-uga/
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