Addiction in South and East Africa

Interdisciplinary Approaches
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 15. Juli 2020
 
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  • Softcover
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  • XXI, 312 Seiten
978-3-030-13595-9 (ISBN)
 

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.

1st ed. 2019
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
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  • 8 farbige Abbildungen, 7 farbige Tabellen, 4 s/w Abbildungen
  • Höhe: 21 cm
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  • Breite: 14.8 cm
978-3-030-13595-9 (9783030135959)
10.1007/978-3-030-13593-5
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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).

AcknowledgementsPrefaceChapter 1. Introduction: Making a Case for Addition in AfricaPart A: Conceptualisation of AddictionChapter 2. Addiction in the Light of African Values: Undermining Vitality and CommunityChapter 3. Cannabis Use and Addiction in African Communities as a Value or a Vice?Chapter 4. The Moral Question of Addiction: An African Philosophical PerspectiveChapter 5. An Ubuntu Approach to Addiction: Response Framework in Malawi SchoolsPart B. Addiction in Literature and Popular CultureChapter 6. Oral Traditions: A Tool for Understanding Alcohol and Drug Addiction in SwazilandChapter 7. Sex Addiction in Contemporary African Fiction: An Analysis of Selected Works of Short FictionChapter 8. Popular Culture and Representations of Addiction: Understanding Malawi Urban Music in the Narratives of Drugs and SexChapter 9. Semiotic Creativity and Innovation: Offshoots of Social Media AddictionChapter 10. Macho Rhetoric in Alcohol Addiction: The Narratives of Masculinities Among Malawian YouthsPart C. Neurobiology and Neurochemistry of AddictionChapter 11. Neurochemistry and Pharmacology of Addictions: An African PerspectiveChapter 12. Neurobiology of Substance and Behavioural Addiction in AfricaPart D. Substance and Non-Substance AddictionChapter 13. Prevalence of Alcohol Addiction in AfricaChapter 14. Drug Use and Addiction Amongst Women with Disabilities Who Are Commercial Sex Workers in ZimbabweChapter 15. Drug Addiction Among Youths in Zimbabwe: Social Work PerspectiveChapter 16. Internet Addiction and Mental Health Among College Students in MalawiChapter 17. Curbing Tobacco Addiction in Kenya: Ethical and Legal Challenges ArisingChapter 18. Conclusion: Defining the Future of Addiction Research in South and East AfricaIndex
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.

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