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Fettered -tions and -ismsEdited By Abdul Karim Bangura
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Fettered -tions and -isms

(First Edition)
Edited By Abdul Karim Bangura

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60927-834-2, 210 pages


This book is about fettered -tions and -isms. These linguistic units are defined here as phenomena that have been perceived by people to hamper development and, consequently, peaceful human relations. The -tion and -ism phenomena studied in this book comprise a closed set within which it is easier to understand how and why new insights emerged, and what was overlooked. Occasionally, they show "new" ideas as rediscoveries. But since today's studies about peaceful human relations are in process, to understand them, let alone to evaluate them, is more difficult. Analysts abandon or redefine traditional terms and produce such a welter of innovations that it is not easy to find a neutral framework within which they can be compared.

To ensure coherence and cohesion, each chapter of Fettered -tions and -isms is divided into four major sections:

  • Introduction outlining the essence of the chapter
  • Discussion on the competing theories on the -tion or -ism phenomenon
  • Review of three or more cases vis-a-vis the phenomenon
  • Summary of the main points presented in the chapter and suggestions on how the phenomenon can be amended to promote peace

Abdul Karim Bangura holds Ph.D.s in political science, development economics, linguistics, computer science, and mathematics. Dr. Bangura is a professor of research methodology and political science at Howard University, and a researcher-in-residence at the Center for Global Peace in the School of International Service at American University. The author of 75 books and over 600 scholarly articles, Dr. Bangura won the prestigious 2012 Cecil B. Curry Book Award for African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers.

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Ebonics Is Good
Keyboard Jihad: Attempts to Rectify Misperceptions and Misrepresentations of Islam
Perceptions of Peace in Washington, DC
The African National Anthem, "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika": A Pragmatic Linguistic Analysis
Islam and Political Economic Systems
Islamic Civilization, Amity, Equanimity and Tranquility: Analyzing and Inventing Peace Paradigms, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Strategies
Law, Politics, and African Americans in Washington, DC
Social-Economic Trends in Washington, DC
Gender and Ethnicity in Washington, DC
United States Congress Versus Apartheid
African-Centered Research Methodologies: From Ancient Times to the Present
Fractal Complexity in the Works of Major Black Thinkers: Volume One
Fractal Complexity in the Works of Major Black Thinkers
A Comprehensive Introduction to Research Methods (Volume 1): Quantitative Methods: Volume 1: Quantitative Methods
Fractal Complexity in the Works of Major Black Thinkers: Volume Three