Handbook of Black Studies

ISBN-10: 0761928405
ISBN-13: 9780761928409
Edition: 2006
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List price: $185.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/10/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 472
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

This handbook is arranged around three main areas: historical and cultural foundations; philosophical and conceptual basis; and critical and analytical concepts. It brings together the main academic experts in the field to discuss and analyze the latest conceptual and theoretical developments in the field.

Molefi Asante is a distinguished scholar and is best known for creating the discipline of Black Studies over 25 years ago. nbsp; He is the Editor for the Journal of Black Studies (Sage) and the Encyclopedia of Black Studies (Sage Reference, 12/04 nbsp; 933 units, $82k LTD). nbsp; His recent research has centered on the history and present developments of African religions.

Dr. Maulana Karenga is professor of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.nbsp; He received his B.A. and M.A. innbsp; political science from UCLA, a Ph.D. in political science from United States International University and a second Ph.D. in social ethics from the University of Southern California.nbsp; An activist-scholar, he is chair of The Organization Us, National Association of Kawaida Organizations and executive director of the Kawaida Institute of Pan-African Studies.nbsp; He is also creator of the pan-African holiday Kwanzaa and author of numerous scholarly articles and books, including Introduction to Black Studies , Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture ; Kawaida: A Communitarian African Philosophy ; Odu Ifa: The Ethical Teachings ; Selections From The Husia: Sacred Wisdom of Ancient Egypt ; and Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt: A Study in Classical African Ethics . A leading scholar in the development of the discipline of Black Studies, his fields of teaching and research are: Black Studies theory and history, Africana (continental and diasporan) philosophy; ancient Egyptian (Maatian) ethics; ancient Yoruba (Ifa) ethics; African American intellectual history; ethnic relations and the socio-ethical thought of Malcolm X.nbsp; He is currently writing a book on Malcolm X and the Critique of Domination: An Ethics of Liberation .

Preface
Historical and Cultural Foundations
The Intellectual Basis of the Black Studies Discourse
Interdisciplinary, Transdisciplinary or Unidisciplinary: Africana Studies and the Vexing Question of Definition
Black to the Future: Black Studies and Network Nommo
Impact and Significance in the Academy
African Communication Patterns and the Black Studies Inheritance
Women in the Development of Africana Studies
Theorizing in Black Studies
Afrocentricity and Racial Socialization Among African American College Students
Philosophy and Practice for Black Studies: The Case of Researching White Supremacy
Researching the Lives of the Enslaved: The State of the Scholarship
Antiracism: Theorizing in the Context of Perils and Desires
Philosophical and Practical Bases
Reflection and Knowledge
Graduate Studies Programs in African American Studies
Africana Critical Theory of Contemporary Society: The Role of Radical Politics, Social Theory, and Africana Philosophy
Afrocentricity: Notes on a Disciplinary Position
Black Studies, Social Transformation and Education
Revisiting Brown, Reaffirming Black: Reflections on Race, Law and Struggle
African American Politics: The Black Studies Perspective
Black Studies in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities
African American Studies Programs in North America and the Teaching of Africa: Myth, Reality, and Reconstruction
An African Nationalist Ideology in Diaspora and the Development Quagmire: Political Implications
Critical and Analytical Measures
Analytical Methods
The Canons of Afrocentric Research
Africana Studies and the Problems in Egyptology: The Case of Ancient Egyptian Kinship
The Context of Agency: Liberating African Consciousness From Postcolonial Discourse Theory
Kilombismo: An African Brazilian Orientation to Africology
Black Studies and the Social Work Paradigm: Implications of a New Analysis
The Pursuit of Africology: On the Creation and Sustaining of Black Studies
Data Collection and Reporting
The Interview Technique as Oral History in Black Studies
Decapitated and Lynched Forms: Suggested Ways of Examining Contemporary Texts
Film as Historical Method in Black Studies: Documenting the African Experience
The Future of the Field
Sciences, Agency, and the Discipline
Social Discourse Without Abandoning African Agency: An Eshuean Response to Intellectual Dilemma
Social Science and Systematic Inquiry in Africana Studies: Challenges for the 21st Century
The Field, Function and Future of Africana Studies: Critical Reflections on Its Mission, Meaning and Methodology
Appendix. The Naming of the Discipline: The Unsettled Discourse
Index
About the Editors and Contributors

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