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Afrotopia: The Roots of African American Popular History

Afrotopia: The Roots of African American Popular History

by Wilson Jeremiah Moses
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521474086

ISBN-13: 9780521474085

Pub. Date: 03/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Afrocentrism and its history has long been disputed and controversial. In this important book, Wilson Moses presents a critical and nuanced view of the issues. Tracing the origins of Afrocentrism since the eighteenth-century, he examines the combination of various popular mythologies, some of them mystical and sentimental, others perfectly reasonable. A level

Overview

Afrocentrism and its history has long been disputed and controversial. In this important book, Wilson Moses presents a critical and nuanced view of the issues. Tracing the origins of Afrocentrism since the eighteenth-century, he examines the combination of various popular mythologies, some of them mystical and sentimental, others perfectly reasonable. A level presentation in what is often a shouting match, Afrocentrism, Antimodernism, and Utopia is a rich history of black intellectual life and the concept of race.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521474085
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series, #118
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Varieties of black historicism; 3. From superman to man; 4. Progress, providence, and civilization: Crummell, Douglass, and others; 5. W. E. B. Du Bois: modernism and antimodernism; 6. William H. Ferris; 7. Afrocentrism versus relativism; 8. Conclusion.

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