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The Ideological Plane in Selected Ethiopian Diasporic Prose Narratives In English: A Comparative Study of Political Philosophy

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dc.contributor.advisor Mengistu, Melakneh (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Kahsay, Haftu
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-20T06:42:41Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-20T06:42:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/1983
dc.description.abstract This study was conducted on the diasporic Ethiopian literature in English with a primary purpose of filling the observed gap with regard to readers’ hasty judgments. Most of the first generation Ethiopian diaspora are political victims and, thus, their literary works are full of political ideologies. Because of this, they are easily judged as opposers of the domestic politics of their country by the state authorities on the one hand, and taken for granted as trustworthy to their people by their supporters on the other hand. It is due to this fact that a study on the ideological plane of some selected texts from the diaspora became the prime interest of the researcher. As ideological plane deals with the philosophy behind a given ideology, it greatly contributes in minimizing hasty judgments by rationally bringing the reality to light. The method employed in this study is textual analysis. It is a qualitative description and interpretation of the main issues of the study as reflected in the selected texts. The results of the four texts are also comparatively seen so as to help reveal the commonalities and differences. With regard to the theoretical framework, the entire analysis of the study was conducted from the angle of the three main theories of political philosophy, namely theory of the state of nature, the divine right theory, and the social contract theory. Thus, it is found that the major ideologies reflected in the selected texts are Feudo-capitalism, Marxism-Leninism, Nationalism, anarchism, and liberalism. As the main focus of the study, the ideological plane has shown the realities behind the stated ideologies. In principle, the leaders with their forgrounded ideologies claimed/ are claiming that they were/ are busy to bring justice, security, freedom and democracy. However, the reality is that there were/are injustice, insecurity, inequality, lack of freedom and democracy, and state intervention instead. The plane has also shown that the political philosophy of some of the authors is very shallow, while that of others is relatively better. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Study of Political Philosophy en_US
dc.title The Ideological Plane in Selected Ethiopian Diasporic Prose Narratives In English: A Comparative Study of Political Philosophy en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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