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Afrocentrism and World Politics: Towards a New Paradigm / Edition 1

Afrocentrism and World Politics: Towards a New Paradigm / Edition 1

by Errol A. Henderson


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Afrocentrism and World Politics: Towards a New Paradigm / Edition 1

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 peoples—their history and humanity—are 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.

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ISBN-13: 9780275951276
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/30/1995
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 1390L (what's this?)

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




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