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Bolden, Richard

Authors

Richard Bolden Richard.Bolden@uwe.ac.uk
Dir of Res Ctr - Ldrship & Behav Change



Contributors

David Coghlan
Editor

Mary Brydon-Miller
Editor

Abstract

The concept of Ubuntu is an alternative to individualistic and utilitarian philosophies that tend to dominate in the West. It is a Zulu/Xhosa word, with parallels in many other African languages, which is most directly translated into English as ‘humanness’. Its sense, however, is perhaps best conveyed by the Nguni expression ‘umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu’, which means ‘a person is a person through other people’...

Citation

Bolden, R. (2014). Ubuntu. In D. Coghlan, & M. Brydon-Miller (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research. London: SAGE

Publication Date Aug 1, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research
ISBN 9781849200271
Keywords action research, leadership, Africa, philosophy, interdependence
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/813920
Publisher URL http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book234014?siteId=sage-uk&prodTypes=any&q=Encyclopedia+of+Action+Research&fs=1#tabview=google