Africana Studies Book

Africana Studies


  • Author : Mario Joaquim Azevedo
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015062579928

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Africana Studies Excerpt :

The new edition of Africana Studies: A Survey of Africa and the African Diaspora is an update of the second edition (1998) and incorporates new chapters that include expanded coverage of issues on women, health, terrorism, the African Union, and many others, as well as the most recent theories and methods in Africana studies. To date, Africana Studies remains the most comprehensive and most suitable text for both teachers and students interested in Africa and the Diaspora in the US, the Caribbean, Afro-Latin-America, and elsewhere.The book is divided into five parts: the state of the art of Africana studies; the evolution of the history of black people; analysis of the contributions of the black world; the present and future status of these peoples; and the societies and values of black people. The book also includes a chronology of significant events in the history of peoples of African descent and a number of maps.

Research Methods in Africana Studies Book

Research Methods in Africana Studies


  • Author : Serie McDougal III
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: African American philosophy
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 143313473X

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Research Methods in Africana Studies Excerpt :

Research Methods in Africana Studies, Revised Edition is a major contribution to the discipline of Africana studies and social science involving people of African descent in general.

Africana Studies Book

Africana Studies


  • Author : James L. Conyers
  • Publisher : VNR AG
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN 10 : 0786402784

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Africana Studies Excerpt :

Known variously as African studies, black studies, African American studies, Afro-American studies, and Africology, the academic study of the African diaspora as a holistic discipline is a relatively new phenomenon. University programs have been created with reference to a disciplinary matrix, retarding the development of appropriate theory and methods throughout Africana studies. Fifteen leaders in the field of Africana studies provide the conceptual framework for establishing the field as a mature discipline. The focus is on four basic areas: administration and organizational structure; disciplinary matrix; Africana womanism; and cultural aesthetics. The work examines both the theory and the method of scholars in African and African-diaspora studies.

Out of the Revolution Book

Out of the Revolution


  • Author : Delores P. Aldridge
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2002-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 583
  • ISBN 10 : 0739105477

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Out of the Revolution Excerpt :

In this text, the authors bring together 31 scholars to provide a reference for understanding the impetus for, the development of, and future considerations for the discipline of 'Africana' studies. Topics addressed include epistemological considerationsand humanistic perspectives.

African American Consciousness Book

African American Consciousness


  • Author : James L. Conyers, Jr.
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-01-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412847995

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African American Consciousness focuses on ideas of culture, race, and class within the interdisciplinary matrix of Africana Studies. Even more important, it uses a methodology that emphasizes interpretation and the necessity of interdisciplinary research and writing in a global society. Worldview, culture, analytic thinking, and historiography can all be used as tools of analysis, and in the process of discovery, use pedagogy, and survey research of Africana history. Advancing the idea of Africana Studies, mixed methodology, and triangulation, the contributors provide alternative approaches toward examining this phenomena, with regard to place, space, and time. The essays in this volume include Reynaldo Anderson, “Black History dot.com”; Greg Carr, “Black Consciousness, Pan-Africanism and the African World History Project”; Karanja Carroll, “A Genealogical Review of the Worldview Concept and Framework in Africana Studies”; Denise Martin, “Reflections on African Celestial Culture”; Serie McDougal “Teaching Black Males”; Demetrius Pearson, “Cowboys of Color”; Pamela Reed, “Heirs to Disparity”; and Andrew Smallwood, “Malcolm X’s Leadership and Legacy.” The researchers in this volume investigate, explore, and review patterns of functional, normative, and expressive behavior. The past and present of Africana culture is represented, showing how reflexivity can be an adjustable concept to organize, process, and interpret data. Moreover, humanism and social science demonstrate how researchers establish, extract, and identify the limitations and alternative approaches to research of the historic conditions of black Americans.

Law  Culture  and Africana Studies Book

Law Culture and Africana Studies


  • Author : Jr. Conyers
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351509527

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Law Culture and Africana Studies Excerpt :

Ever since the first contacts between Europe and Africa, African people have been confined to the fringes of Eurocentric experience in the Western mind. Much of what we have studied in African history and culture, or literature and linguistics, or politics and economics, has been orchestrated from the standpoint of Europe's interests. Whether it is a matter of economics, history, politics, geographical concepts, or art, Africans have been seen as peripheral. This volume reviews the past in order to evaluate the present and move ahead with appropriate policies for the future. The authors focus on issues of affirmative action, legal culture, theories of black culture, and methodologies of scholarly work in Africana studies.Contents include: Cecil Blake, ""The Culture Nexus Construct in Africana Studies,"" Ronald Turner, ""On Palatable, Palliative, and Paralytic Affirmative Action, Grutter-Style,"" Winston A. Van Horne, ""Three Concepts of Legitimacy,"" Robert E. Weems, Jr., ""Africana Studies and the Quest for Black Economic Empowerment: What Can be Done,"" Ula Y. Taylor, ""Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam: Separatism, Regendering, and a Secular Approach to Black Power after Malcolm X,"" Lewis R. Gordon, ""Must Revolutionaries Sing the Blues? Thinking through Fanon and the Leitmotif of the Black Arts Movement,"" Delores P. Aldridge, ""Race, Gender, and Africana Theorizing,"" and James L. Conyers, ""Biography and Africology: Method and Interpretation."" The volume concludes with reviews of significant recent scholarship on black history and culture.Law, Culture, and Africana Studies will have particular interest for scholars in the fields of American and European studies, cultural studies, history, sociology, and specialists in African-American studies.

Handbook of Black Studies Book

Handbook of Black Studies


  • Author : Molefi Kete Asante
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761928409

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Handbook of Black Studies Excerpt :

The Handbook of Black Studies is the first resource to bring together research and scholarship in the field of African-American studies in one volume. Editors Molefi Kete Asante and Maulana Karenga, along with a pre-eminent group of contributors, examine various aspects of the field of Black Studies. Organized into three parts, this Handbook explores historical and cultural foundations, philosophical and conceptual bases, and critical and analytical concepts.

Discourse on Africana Studies Book

Discourse on Africana Studies


  • Author : Scot Brown
  • Publisher : Diasporic Africa Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9781937306229

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Discourse on Africana Studies Excerpt :

Discourse on Africana Studies: James Turner and Paradigms of Knowledge is both a reader and an introspective tribute, comprised of writings by James Turner and commentary from several of his former students. The book strives to underscore critical connections between multiple dimensions of Turner’s legacy (as scholar, activist, institution-builder, teacher, and mentor), while also aiming to contribute to the growing historicized literature on the Black Studies movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The contributors to this book hope to influence this early phase in Black/Africana Studies historiography and provide a resource for discourse on the future of the discipline.

Qualitative Methods in Africana Studies Book

Qualitative Methods in Africana Studies


  • Author : James L. Conyers Jr.
  • Publisher : UPA
  • Release Date : 2016-07-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761867531

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Qualitative Methods in Africana Studies Excerpt :

This survey of methodology provides a framework for understanding Africana Studies. Correlating this book to research and writing in Africana Studies, helps to extend the perplexity, paradox, and parley of social science and humanistic research. This book attempts to answer, what is Africana Studies with reference to an interdisciplinary body of knowledge? Africana Studies is the global Pan-Africanist study of African phenomena interpreted from an Afrocentric perspective. Among those scholars who contribute to this interdisciplinary body of knowledge, perspective signals the commonality in the school of thought. This book offers general definitions and descriptions of the qualitative and quantitative research.

Black Africana Studies and Black Africana Biblical Studies Book

Black Africana Studies and Black Africana Biblical Studies


  • Author : Abraham Smith
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2020-11-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004447301

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Black Africana Studies and Black Africana Biblical Studies Excerpt :

This study introduces the nature, history, and interventions of two theoretical-political cultural productions that formally emerged in U.S. educational institutions in the late 1960s as a part of the Black Freedom movement: Black/Africana studies and Black/Africana biblical studies.

Contemporary Critical Thought in Africology and Africana Studies Book

Contemporary Critical Thought in Africology and Africana Studies


  • Author : Molefi Kete Asante
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-12-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498530712

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Contemporary Critical Thought in Africology and Africana Studies Excerpt :

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.

Theoretical and Research Issues in Africana Studies Book

Theoretical and Research Issues in Africana Studies


  • Author : James E. Turner
  • Publisher : Diasporic Africa Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 9781937306243

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Theoretical and Research Issues in Africana Studies Excerpt :

The year of 1980 marked a pivotal turning point in the American political landscape: the electoral victory of presidential candidate Ronald Reagan; the beginnings of the public hysteria and eventual legislative dismantling of affirmative action and other civil rights initiatives; the dawn of the ruthless reign of neo-conservatism; and, in some ways serving as the glue, the ascent of neo-liberalism as the prevailing ideology and standard logic of viewing and ordering the world. Some thirty-five years later, it is almost difficult to remember a world, and more precisely a moment in United States history, when these things were not so dominant. When thinking about the lasting impact of that moment, David Harvey writes, "Future historians may well look upon the years 1978-1980 as a revolutionary turning-point in the world's social and economic history... revolutionary impulses seemingly spread and reverberated to remake the world around us in a totally different image." In short, this was an instance of profound transformation; it was the dawn of the counterrevolution. By no means immune to the changes in the larger political landscape, Black activists and intellectuals also felt the ground moving beneath their feet in 1980, as many would gradually shift from an all out advance towards liberation to a posture concerned with what James Turner described as "the preservation of the modest gains made by African Americans over the last decade." The previous decade witnessed an obvious waning in the Black liberation movement, a slew of high-profile manhunts, arrests, court cases and outright criminalizing of radical activists, the unearthing of Cointelpro, the blooming of the liberation movement in Southern Africa, a taxing debate around various articulations of Marxism and Black nationalism, the full swing of feminism, and a full decade of Africana Studies, which also meant institutionalized space to foster such discussions. It was these changing times that provided the cont

The History of Black Studies Book

The History of Black Studies


  • Author : Abdul Alkalimat
  • Publisher : Pluto Press (UK)
  • Release Date : 2021-10-20
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0745344224

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The History of Black Studies Excerpt :

A peerless reference guide to the history of Black Studies from one of the discipline's founders