Introduction To Africana Studies
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|Author||: Marc E. Prou|
The rich collection of essays in Introduction to Africana Studies: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Africana Experience provides a thorough and scholarly examination of Africa and its diasporas, focusing on Africana social and cultural history. The selections are written by experts in the fields of literature, history, sociology, anthropology, political writing, feminism, and cultural analysis. Divided into five broad, thematic units, the book begins with an examination of the African continent, its people and civilizations from ancient times through colonialism and post-colonialism. Section Two addresses slavery, colonialism, and freedom. Historical perspective is provided through material on West Africa in the era of slave trade. Readers will benefit from fresh views on emancipation and gain insight into role of religion for African Americans. Section Three is devoted to critical issues of race analysis, including the new racism and racism and feminism. Section Four discusses civil rights, Pan-Africanism, and nationalism, with selections on Black Power, the March on Washington, and Pan-Africanism and national identities. Section Five moves the discussion firmly into the contemporary with works on gender, the Black family, and current public policy issues. Effectively opening up new areas of thought across academic disciplines, Introduction to Africana Studies can be used in both undergraduate and graduate level courses in Africana and African diaspora studies. The book is also a useful tool for researchers in the field.
|Author||: Talmadge Anderson,James Benjamin Stewart|
|Editor||: Black Classic Press|
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.
|Author||: Stephen Balkaran|
Introduction to African American Studies: A Reader chronicles the experience of African Americans in the United States from their first arrival in 1619 to present day. The reader demonstrates how African Americans and their experiences have shaped America's historical, political, economic, and cultural history, as well as how the black experience continues to influence American life. In Part I, students read about the continued significance of race in America and receive a primer on Africana studies. Part II examines the arrival of Africans to America, the Atlantic Slave Trade, slavery and states' rights in the early republic, and the issue of democracy in Jeffersonian America. Part III contains readings about Jim Crow, the roots of Plessy vs. Ferguson, and the Niagara Movement. In Part IV, students learn about the impact of African American artists on literature, arts, and culture from 1927 - 1940. Part V includes readings on the Civil Rights Movement. The final part speaks to post-racial America in the age of Barack Obama. Gathering thought-provoking and critical literature, Introduction to African American Studies is an ideal resource for foundational courses within the discipline. Stephen Balkaran is an instructor of African American studies at Central Connecticut State University, where he initiated, developed, and coordinated a Civil Rights Project (2006 - present). He previously served as an instructor of political science at Quinnipiac University, the University of Connecticut-TRI Campus, Post University, and Capital Community College. Before launching his academic career, Mr. Balkaran worked for the African National Congress (Nelson Mandela's ruling party in South Africa) in partnership with the University of Connecticut. His educational background spans from the Presentation College in Trinidad, the University of Connecticut, and Quinnipiac University School of Law, including fellowship at Yale University.
"AASD 101 - Introduction to Africana Studies. AASD 101 provides an interdisciplinary approach to familiarize students with the basic concepts and literature of the African Studies field. This course surveys the major approaches to the study of the African Diaspora across several academic disciplines including history, psychology, literature, education, political science, sociology, philosophy, visual arts, the performing arts, economics, gender studies and others. The course analyses past and current theories of race and ethnicity, power, institutional structures, key themes relevant to the Black experience, and the history and status of individuals and collectives throughout the African Diaspora. This course will privilege Black voices and focus on Blacks as actors in their own history, rather than as passive victims. This course will act as a corrective to older biased interpretations of Black history and culture."--book cover.
|Author||: Jeanette R Davidson|
|Editor||: Edinburgh University Press|
This book presents the diverse, expansive nature of African American Studies and its characteristic interdisciplinarity. It is intended for use with undergraduate/ beginning graduate students in African American Studies, American Studies and Ethnic Studie
|Author||: Serie McDougal III|
|Editor||: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers|
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.
|Author||: Serie McDougal|
|Editor||: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften|
<I>Research Methods in Africana Studies is a major contribution to the discipline of Africana studies and social science involving people of African descent in general. This textbook is the first of its kind, offering instruction on how to conduct culturally relevant critical research on Africana communities in the American context, in addition to the African diaspora. It contains a collection of the most widely used theories and paradigms designed for exploring, explaining, and advancing Africana communities through science. The relevance, strengths, and weaknesses of every major method of data collection are explained as they relate to the lived experiences of the Black world. It stands alone as the only textbook that details empirical methods in the service of the collective advancement of Africana peoples.
|Author||: Lewis R. Gordon|
|Editor||: Cambridge University Press|
In this undergraduate textbook Lewis R. Gordon offers the first comprehensive treatment of Africana philosophy, beginning with the emergence of an Africana (i.e. African diasporic) consciousness in the Afro-Arabic world of the Middle Ages. He argues that much of modern thought emerged out of early conflicts between Islam and Christianity that culminated in the expulsion of the Moors from the Iberian Peninsula, and from the subsequent expansion of racism, enslavement, and colonialism which in their turn stimulated reflections on reason, liberation, and the meaning of being human. His book takes the student reader on a journey from Africa through Europe, North and South America, the Caribbean, and back to Africa, as he explores the challenges posed to our understanding of knowledge and freedom today, and the response to them which can be found within Africana philosophy.
|Author||: Molefi Kete Asante,Maulana Karenga|
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.
|Author||: Lewis R. Gordon,Jane Anna Gordon|
Not Only the Master's Tools brings together new essays on African American studies. It is ideal for students and scholars of African studies, philosophy, literary theory, educational theory, social and political thought, and postcolonial studies.