Afrocentric Idea Revised [NOOK Book]

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This new edition of The Afrocentric Idea boldly confronts the contemporary challenges that have been launched against Molefi Kete Asante's philosophical, social, and cultural theory. By rendering  a critique of some post-modern positions as well as the old structured Eurocentric orientations discussed in the first edition, this new edition contains lively engagements with views expressed by Mary Lefkowitz, Paul Gilroy, and Cornel West. Expanding on his core ideas, Asante has cast The Afrocentric Idea in the ...
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Overview

This new edition of The Afrocentric Idea boldly confronts the contemporary challenges that have been launched against Molefi Kete Asante's philosophical, social, and cultural theory. By rendering  a critique of some post-modern positions as well as the old structured Eurocentric orientations discussed in the first edition, this new edition contains lively engagements with views expressed by Mary Lefkowitz, Paul Gilroy, and Cornel West. Expanding on his core ideas, Asante has cast The Afrocentric Idea in the tradition of provocative critiques of the established social order. This is a fresh and dynamic location of culture within the context of  social change.

Energetic analysises of Nat Turner, Henry Highland Garnet and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. among others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439905623
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 1/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 355 KB

Meet the Author

Molefi Kete Asante is professor and chair of African American Studies at Temple University, and author of several books, including African Intellectual Heritage (with Abu S. Abarry, Temple) and The Historical and  Cultural Atlas of African Americans.
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface
Acknowledgments


Dancing between Circles and Lines

Part 1   The Situation
              Rhetorical Condition as a Conceptual Field
              The Idea of a Metatheory
              African Foundations of Nommo

Part 2   The Resistance
              African American Orature and Context
              Mythoforms in African American Communication
              Rhetoric of Resistance
              Choosing a Freedom
              Africa as Concept

Part 3   The Liberation   
              The Search for an Afrocentric Method
              Transcendence: The Curved Line

Notes
Index
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