Afrocentrism and World Politics: Towards a New Paradigm / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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This study presents a refined Afrocentric critique of world politics. Rejecting earlier wholesale condemnations of Eurocentrism, the author instead roots Afrocentrism in its capacity to offer itself as a worldview supportive of scientific paradigms suggesting social science theory. Arguing that African peoplestheir history and humanityare denigrated in many Eurocentric analyses, Henderson makes clear that Africans in particular, though not exclusively, must promote paradigms rooted in their own historical image and interests. The author offers kimira, an historical African-centered paradigm rooted in an analysis of cultural groups, as a distinct framework for explicating global political dynamics, and an appropriate starting point toward a new understanding of international affairs.
About the Author
ERROL ANTHONY HENDERSON is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida, where he teaches International Relations. He is a research associate with the Correlates of War (COW) Project.
Table of Contents
A Different Level of Analysis Problem
Paradigms of Eurocentric World Politics
Afrocentrism and World Politics
Towards a Reconstruction and Synthesis of Afrocentric Political Theory
A Kimira Paradigm of World Politics