Washington provides a detailed guide to the philosophy of Alain Locke, one of the most influential African American thinkers of our time. The work gives special attention to what Washington calls Destiny Studies, an approach which allows a people to concentrate on their past, present, and future possibilities, and to view the experience of a race as a coherent unity, rather than a set of fragmented historical happenings. In providing a broad vision of Locke's ideas, Washington considers the views of Booker T. Washington and his contemporaries, the theories of anthropologists concerning race and ethnicity, and many of the social issues current in our own age. By doing so, Washington affirms the importance of Locke as a philosopher and demonstrates the impact of Locke on the destiny of African Americans.
|Series:||Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies: Contemporary Black Poets Series , #16|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)|
About the Author
JOHNNY WASHINGTON is Professor of African American Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield. His articles have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Social Philosophy, and he is the author of Alain Locke and Philosophy: A Quest for Cultural Pluralism (Greenwood Press, 1986).
Table of Contents
Destiny: The Views of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, and Alain Locke
The African American Elite, Destiny and the Transformation of History
African Americans Cultural Contributions to the Three Americas
"Black" or "African American": What's in a Name?
The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, and Booker T. Washington
Criteria of Race: An Anthropological Perspective
Race, Ethnicity, and Culture
Racial Dilemmas and Paradoxes
Racial Integration or Segregation: Which is Desirable?
Moral Virtues in Elementary Schools
Norms and the Social Realm: Alain Locke, John Dewey, and Henri Bergson
A General Theory of Value Relativism
The Nature and Dynamics of Norms