Contemporary Critical Thought in Africology and Africana Studies

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Molefi Kete Asante, Clyde Ledbetter Jr.
Rowman & Littlefield, 30.12.2015 - 242 Seiten
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Although traditional academic circles rarely celebrate the work of African or African American thinkers because performers and political figures were more acceptable to narrating histories, this work projects the ideas of several writers with the confidence that Africology, the Afrocentric study of African phenomena, represents an oasis of innovation in progressive venues. The book brings together some of the most discussed theorists and intellectuals in the field of Africology (Africana Studies) for the purpose of sparking further debate, critical interpretations and extensions, and to reform and reformulate the way we approach our critical thought. The contributors' Afrocentric approach offers new interpretations and analysis, and challenges the predominant frameworks in diverse areas such as philosophy, social justice, literature, and history.
 

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1 Decolonizing the Universities in Africa
1
2 Postmodernist Diversions in African American Thought
15
3 Afrocentricity
31
4 Boundless James Baldwin
63
5 The Role of an Afrocentric Ideology in Reducing Obstacles to African Integration
75
6 Writing History and Reading Texts
89
7 Retrospective Analysis
107
8 Lewis Gordons Existential Cartography
125
9 Human Rights Studies as a SubField of Africology
135
10 Engaging Nkrumahs Consciencism
165
11 African and African Diaspora Culture in the World
175
12 Interrogating the Legacy of African Contributions
187
13 The Universal Periodic Review and the Efficacy of Malcolm Xs Human Rights Strategy
197
Index
213
About the Authors
217
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Molefi Kete Asante is current chair and creator of the first doctoral program in African American studies at Temple University and co-editor of the Journal of Black Studies.

Clyde Ledbetter Jr. is instructor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Science at Cheyney University.

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