Afrocentricity and the Academy: Essays on Theory and Practice

Afrocentricity and the Academy: Essays on Theory and Practice

by James L. Conyers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786415428

ISBN-13: 9780786415427

Pub. Date: 05/19/2003

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Afrocentricity is a philosophical and theoretical perspective that emphasizes the study of Africans as subjects, not as objects, and is opposed to perspectives that attempt to marginalize African thought and experience. Afrocentricity became popular in the l980s as scores of African American and African scholars adopted an Afrocentric orientation to information.

Overview

Afrocentricity is a philosophical and theoretical perspective that emphasizes the study of Africans as subjects, not as objects, and is opposed to perspectives that attempt to marginalize African thought and experience. Afrocentricity became popular in the l980s as scores of African American and African scholars adopted an Afrocentric orientation to information.

The editor of this collection argues that as scholars embark upon the 21st century, they can no longer be myopic in their perceptions and analyses of race. The seventeen essays examine a wide range of variations on the Afrocentric paradigm in the areas of history, literature, political science, philosophy, economics, women's studies, cultural studies, ethnic studies and social policy. The essays, written by professors, librarians, students and others in higher education who have embraced the Afrocentric perspective, are divided into four sections: "Pedagogy and Implementation," "Theoretical Assessment," "Critical Analysis," and "Pan Africanist Thought."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786415427
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/19/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Part 1: Pedagogy and Implementation

African American Achievement: Using Critical Pedagogy to Critique a Plan Intending to Address Educational Disparities
Carol Lloyd
The Black Studies Paradigm: The Making of Scholar Activists
Terry Kershaw
The Afrocentric Idea in Education
Mole. Kete Asante
Afrocentricity and the Arrangement of Knowledge
Kathleen E. Bethel

Part 2: Theoretical Assessment

W.E.B. Du Bois and/as Africana Critical Theory: Pan-Africanism, Critical Marxism, and Male Feminism
Reiland Rabaka
A Theoretical Analysis of Persuasive Tactics Used by Frederick Douglass in "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro"
Jason J. Thompson and Reynaldo Anderson
The Philosophy of the Black Power Movement Using Ntu as a Theoretical Construct
Paul Easterling
African American Intellectual History: Philosophy and Ethos
Malachi Crawford

Part 3: Critical Analysis

Afrocentricity and African Psychology
Kevin Cokely
The Black Male Narrative: An Afrocentric Assessment
James L. Conyers, Jr.
What Is Afrocentric? Applying Afrocentric Analysis to a Non-Fiction Text
Sandy Van Dyk

Part 4: Pan-Africanist Thought

The Return: Slave Castles and the African Diaspora
Tanya Y. Price
The Shebanization of Knowledge
Miriam Ma'at-Ka-Re Monges
Why Write "Black"? Reclaiming African Culture Resource Knowledges in Diasporic Contexts
George J. Sefa Dei
"There Was No Better Place to Go"? Quintard Taylor, Afrikancentricity, and the Historiography of the Afrikan Experience in the American West
Ahati N.N. Toure
Mulattos, Freejacks, Cape Verdeans, Black Seminoles, and Others: Afrocentrisim and Mixed-Race Persons
Rhett Jones
The Interaction Sphere of Nubia and Egypt: From the Old Kingdom to the Meroitic Period
Larry Ross

About the Contributors
Index

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