Afrotopia: The Roots of African American Popular Historyby Wilson Jeremiah Moses
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 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.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series, #118
- 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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