Africanism Versus Westernism in Earth Preservation on Development and Decay of Environment in ihe Postmodern Era : Challenges and Opportunities

Africanism Versus Westernism in Earth Preservation on Development and Decay of Environment in ihe Postmodern Era : Challenges and Opportunities

Author: 
Marumo, Phemelo Olifile
Publisher: 
Adonis & Abbey Publishers
Date published: 
2019
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Journal Title: 
Journal of Gender, Information and Development in Africa
Source: 
Journal of Gender, Information and Development in Africa (JGIDA), Vol 8, Special Issue 1, 2019, pp. 155 - 168
Abstract: 

Ecology is a science that focuses on the study of the ecosystem- a system populated by animals, plant species, people, community and the biosphere. The main task of ecology is to alleviate the burden that has been placed on the environment by the inhabitants of the earth. From an African philosophy, the earth is the Mother who needs to nurture and who is the source of life, from the western worldview, the earth is there to be exploited and is the source of wealth. Besides their differing ideologies about the earth, the two has contributed substantially in the destruction of the earth. Hence the earth is now groaning and faces total destruction. The paper will highlight how both the African and western worldview has contributed to earth preservation or earth preservation, and how that has affected the environment. From the negative sides of both, there are positive sides that can assist in saving the environment. That is why the paper will seek to find out those similarities from the positive thinking so as to draw a paradigm that can contribute to preserving the environment for future generations.

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CITATION: Marumo, Phemelo Olifile. Africanism Versus Westernism in Earth Preservation on Development and Decay of Environment in ihe Postmodern Era : Challenges and Opportunities . : Adonis & Abbey Publishers , 2019. Journal of Gender, Information and Development in Africa (JGIDA), Vol 8, Special Issue 1, 2019, pp. 155 - 168 - Available at: http://library.au.int/africanism-versus-westernism-earth-preservation-development-and-decay-environment-ihe-postmodern-era