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Title:Slavery in the context of ideology
Author:Lovejoy, P.E.ISNI
Book title:The ideology of slavery in Africa
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Abstract:The three aspects of slavery - the property element, the denial of freedom, and the manipulation of violence - reveal that slavery could function as an ongoing institution only when the contradictions inherent in the master-slave relationship were resolved on the ideological level. (Ideology here means a system of ideas pertaining to social and political subjects which justify and legitimate culture). In African situations, several dominant ideological frameworks are distinguishable: one employed a system of symbols related to kinship idiom; a second was based on Islam; a third was abolitionist. Ref.