Africana Studies : Philosophical Perspectives and Theoretical Paradigms

ISBN-10: 087422294X

ISBN-13: 9780874222944

Edition: 2007

Authors: Delores P. Aldridge, E. Lincoln James

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The systematic study of the Africana/Black experience emerged in universities in the USA in the late 1960s. As an outgrowth of the Civil Rights and Black Conscious movements, demonstrations occurred on campuses nationwide, giving birth to the new academic discipline. Written by emerging and established scholars and published in the Western Journal of Black Studies over a span of three decades beginning in 1977, the 27 essays included in Africana Studies provide an evolutionary trajectory of the discipline, including theoretical, ideological, and methodological perspectives and paradigms. The primary focus is the African American experience with emphasis on how the theoretical and methodological approaches have changed over time as the discipline matured. Topics include pre-colonial literacy and scholarship in West Africa, Black Nationalism, intellectual foundations of racism, and the ideology of European dominance. Articles also address African American personality development, gender relationships, self-identity, masculinity, crime, blueprints for economic development, and digitalization of the discipline. This fundamental collection challenges assumptions, misconceptions, and negative stereotypes within the behavioral sciences, social sciences, and liberal arts fields, and portrays the strength, resilience, and diversity of African and African American peoples.
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Washington State University Press
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 338
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Philosophical Perspectives on Africana Studies in the 1970s
The University of Sankore at Timbuctoo: A Neglected Achievement in Black Intellectual Historyp. 1
Historical Dialectics of Black Nationalist Movements in Americap. 8
Toward the Evolution of a Unitary Discipline: Maximizing the Interdisciplinary Concept in African/Afro-American Studiesp. 40
An Ideology for Liberation: A Response to Amiri Baraka and other "Marxists"p. 47
Historical Consciousness and Politics in Africap. 58
The Intellectual Foundations of Racismp. 70
The Ideology of European Dominancep. 86
Black Studies and Sensibility: Identity, the Foundation for a Pedagogyp. 96
Developing Theoretical Paradigms in Africana Studies in the 1980s
Notes on Africentric Theory of Black Personalityp. 101
Toward a Theory of Popular Health Practices in the Black Communityp. 112
Theories of Black Culturep. 124
Toward an Understanding of Black Male/Female Relationshipsp. 143
Conceptual and Logical Issues in Theory and Research Related to Black Masculinityp. 154
Race and Raceness: A Theoretical Perspective of the Black American Experiencep. 163
Consensus and Neo-Conservatism in the Black Community: A Theoretical Analysis of Black Leadershipp. 176
The Emerging Paradigm in Black Studiesp. 185
Re-examining the Black on Black Crime Issue: A Theoretical Essayp. 197
Africana Paradigms in Practice since 1990
Afrocentricity and the Critique of Dramap. 207
Africentricity in Social Sciencep. 216
Beyond Afrocentricism: Alternatives for African American Studiesp. 232
A Blueprint for African American Economic Developmentp. 241
Perception of Power/Control among African Americans: A Developmental Approachp. 249
Towards an Africological Pedagogical Approach to African Civilizationp. 266
Africana Studies in the New Millennium
Towards a Grand Theory of Black Studies: An Attempt to Discern the Dynamics and the Direction of the Disciplinep. 281
Africana Womanism: The Flip Side of a Coinp. 293
Africana Studies and Gender Relations in the Twenty First Centuryp. 308
Will the Revolution Be Digitized? Using Digitized Resources in Undergraduate Africana Studies Coursesp. 321
Afterwordp. 337
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