Can a communitarian concept of African personhood be both relational and gender-neutral?

  title={Can a communitarian concept of African personhood be both relational and gender-neutral?},
  author={O. A. Oyowe and Olga Yurkivska},
  journal={South African Journal of Philosophy},
  pages={85 - 99}
This paper explores the relationship between the African communitarian conception of personhood and gender. Defenders of this conception of personhood generally hold that an individual is defined in reference to the community, or that personhood is something that is acquired in community. Such characterisations often ignore the role, if any, that gender plays in that conception of personhood. Our aim in this paper is to critically explore the relationship between the two. In doing this we… Expand
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