Africana Studies

Africana Studies
Author: James L. Conyers
Publsiher: VNR AG
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780786402786
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Africana Studies Book 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.

Law Culture and Africana Studies

Law  Culture  and Africana Studies
Author: James L. Conyers, Jr.
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2011-12-31
ISBN: 1412809355
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law Culture and Africana Studies Book 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.

Qualitative Methods in Africana Studies

Qualitative Methods in Africana Studies
Author: James L. Conyers Jr.
Publsiher: UPA
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2016-07-20
ISBN: 0761867538
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qualitative Methods in Africana Studies Book 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.

Discourse on Africana Studies

Discourse on Africana Studies
Author: Scot Brown
Publsiher: Diasporic Africa Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2017-08-12
ISBN: 1937306224
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discourse on Africana Studies Book 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.

Black Africana Studies and Black Africana Biblical Studies

Black Africana Studies and Black Africana Biblical Studies
Author: Abraham Smith
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2020-11-04
ISBN: 900444730X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Africana Studies and Black Africana Biblical Studies Book 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..

The Black Studies Reader

The Black Studies Reader
Author: Jacqueline Bobo,Cynthia Hudley,Claudine Michel
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 501
Release: 2004
ISBN: 0415945542
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Studies Reader Book Excerpt:

With an all-star cast of contributors, The Black Studies Reader takes on the history and future of this multi-faceted academic field. This authoritative collection takes a critical look at the current state of Black studies and speculates on where it may go from here.

Theoretical and Research Issues in Africana Studies

Theoretical and Research Issues in Africana Studies
Author: James E. Turner
Publsiher: Diasporic Africa Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN: 1937306240
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theoretical and Research Issues in Africana Studies Book 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 context for the important gathering of Black activists and intellectuals in Ithaca, New York, during September 1980 at the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell, and the content for this book. Bound together by the dual purposes of both assessing the road traveled and preparing for the journey ahead, the ensemble in attendance gathered to ponder, "the Next Decade"-as the conference theme spelled out plainly. A quick glance at the conference's list of attendees demonstrates the extraordinary sphere of activity that was the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell. Participants and attendees at this historic meeting included Toni Cade Bambara, Lerone Bennett, Johnella Butler, John Henrik Clarke, Gayla Cook, Louis Farrakhan, Hoyt Fuller, Ewart Guinier, Vincent Harding, Robert Harris, Stephen Henderson, Robert Johnson, George Kent, George Lamming, Tilden Lemelle, Bernard Magubane, Manning Marable, William Nelson, William Sales, Michael Thelwell, Bettye Collier-Thomas, Eleanor Traylor, Ivan Van Sertima, Ronald Walters, Shirley Weber, Sylvia Wynter, Howard Dodson, William Strickland, and two of the visual artists featured in this book, David Bradford and Bertrand Phillips. This book is both a contribution to the historiography of the Black/African Studies movement and an intellectual treasure, representing the ideas and visions of many of the best minds at a crucial juncture in the African world.

Contemporary Critical Thought in Africology and Africana Studies

Contemporary Critical Thought in Africology and Africana Studies
Author: Molefi Kete Asante,Clyde Ledbetter Jr.
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-12-30
ISBN: 1498530710
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Critical Thought in Africology and Africana Studies Book 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.

The International Journal of Africana Studies

The International Journal of Africana Studies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Blacks
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Black Studies

Handbook of Black Studies
Author: Molefi Kete Asante,Maulana Karenga
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2005-11-10
ISBN: 145226175X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Black Studies Book 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.

The African Studies Companion

The African Studies Companion
Author: Hans Zell
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 863
Release: 2021-11-15
ISBN: 9004502157
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The African Studies Companion Book Excerpt:

Published in dual print and electronic formats, this is a new edition of a much acclaimed reference source that brings together a wide range of sources of information in the African studies field, covering both print and electronic sources. It evaluates the best online resources, the major general reference tools in print format, current bibliographies and indexing services, biographical, cartographic, statistical and economic resources, as well as film and video resources.

Introduction to African American Studies

Introduction to African American Studies
Author: Talmadge Anderson,James Benjamin Stewart
Publsiher: Black Classic Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1580730396
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to African American Studies Book Excerpt:

There is an ongoing debate as to whether African American Studies is a discipline, or multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary field. Some scholars assert that African American Studies use a well-defined common approach in examining history, politics, and the family in the same way as scholars in the disciplines of economics, sociology, and political science. Other scholars consider African American Studies multidisciplinary, a field somewhat comparable to the field of education in which scholars employ a variety of disciplinary lenses-be they anthropological, psychological, historical, etc., --to study the African world experience. In this model the boundaries between traditional disciplines are accepted, and researches in African American Studies simply conduct discipline based an analysis of particular topics. Finally, another group of scholars insists that African American Studies is interdisciplinary, an enterprise that generates distinctive analyses by combining perspectives from different traditional disciplines and synthesizing them into a unique framework of analysis.

Encyclopedia of Black Studies

Encyclopedia of Black Studies
Author: Molefi Kete Asante,Ama Mazama,Marie-José Cérol
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780761927624
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Black Studies Book Excerpt:

Articles presents an analysis of the key individuals, events, and issues that are important to African Americans.

Africana Critical Theory

Africana Critical Theory
Author: Reiland Rabaka
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 453
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0739128868
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Africana Critical Theory Book Excerpt:

Africana Critical Theory innovatively identifies and analyzes continental and diasporan African contributions to classical and contemporary critical theory through the works of W. E. B. Du Bois, C.L.R. James, Aime Cesaire, Leopold Senghor, Frantz Fanon, and Amilcar Cabral.

Africana Studies

Africana Studies
Author: Mario Joaquim Azevedo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Africana Studies Book 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.

Theologizing in Black

Theologizing in Black
Author: Celucien L. Joseph
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2020-04-15
ISBN: 1532699956
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theologizing in Black Book Excerpt:

Theologizing in Black is a creative and rigorous comparative study on black theological musings and liberative intellectual contemplations engaging the theological ethics and anthropology of both continental African theologians (Tanzania, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo) and black theologians in the African Diaspora (Haiti, Trinidad, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, United States). Using the pluralist approach to religion promoted by the philosopher of religion and theologian John Hick, the book is also an attempt to bridge an important gap in the comparative study of religion, Africana Studies, and Liberation theology, both in Africa and its diaspora. The book provides an analytical framework and intellectual critique of white Christian theologians who deliberately disengage with and exclude black and Africana theologians in their theological writings and conversations. From this vantage point, Africana critical theology is said to be a theology of contestation as it seeks to deconstruct white supremacy in the theological enterprise. This book not only articulates a rhetoric of protest about the misrepresentation and underrepresentation of the humanity of African and black people in white theological imagination; it also enunciates a positive image of black humanity and congruently promulgates a constructive representation of blackness. The paramount goal of Africana theological anthropology and ethics is the preservation of life and promotion of human dignity and the sheer acknowledgement that the African people and people of African descent are bearers of the image of God.

African American Consciousness

African American Consciousness
Author: Jr. Conyers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2017-07-12
ISBN: 1351533673
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African American Consciousness Book Excerpt:

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.

Black Cultures and Race Relations

Black Cultures and Race Relations
Author: James L. Conyers
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780830415748
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Cultures and Race Relations Book Excerpt:

The essays in this book examine black cultural issues from the inside out, rather than from a majority perspective. Topics are grouped into four categories: historical studies on race; policy, economics, and race; educational studies and race; and social and cultural studies on race. Readers of this volume will gain a deeper understanding of the past and present realities experienced by black people in the United States. Sweeping changes have taken place in American society, but much work remains to be done before black Americans will no longer face the daily challenges created by racist stereotyping and assumptions. This book will furnish absorbing reading for anyone who seeks a better understanding of black-white relations in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. A Burnham Publishers book

The End of Black Studies

The End of Black Studies
Author: Clovis E. Semmes
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2016-08-12
ISBN: 1317200624
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Black Studies Book Excerpt:

Following a history of racial oppression and segregation, Black Americans were able to move in greater numbers into previously all- or predominantly-White colleges and universities. However, they encountered normative structures that excluded or distorted the Black experience and denied Black perspectives. As a result, Black studies grew up reconstructing the humanity of a historically oppressed, devalued, and exploited group. Knowledge production in Black studies offers distinct insights into the strength and resiliency of the human spirit and poses exemplary models for enlightened social change. This book examines the foundational parameters and historical mission of the field of African-American Studies, which emerged from a broad-based Black intellectual tradition defined by the metaproblem of cultural hegemony. Semmes seeks to broaden our thinking about the scope and content of Black studies. The End of Black Studies identifies Afrocentric or Black-centered approaches to knowledge production that are distinctly different from, yet inclusive of, a historiographical emphasis on ancient Egypt, but alternative to the claim of a singular African worldview. This book will appeal to students and scholars interested in the field of Black Studies, including African American studies, Africana studies, Africology, and Pan-African studies. It will be a source of critical discussion for graduate seminars examining theory building and/or knowledge production (research and writing) in Black studies. The End of Black Studies has received the 2017 Outstanding Book Award from the National Council for Black Studies. Read the Introduction for free online using our eBook widget ”

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora Origins Experiences and Culture 3 volumes

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora  Origins  Experiences  and Culture  3 volumes
Author: Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1110
Release: 2008-07-29
ISBN: 1851097058
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora Origins Experiences and Culture 3 volumes Book Excerpt:

The authoritative source for information on the people, places, and events of the African Diaspora, spanning five continents and five centuries. • More than 500 A–Z entries • Contributions from hundreds of leading scholars • Maps showing key locations in the African Diaspora