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African American studies

Author: Jeanette R Davidson
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2010.
Series: Introducing ethnic studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Section I focuses on the historical development of the field and the diverse theoretical perspectives utilized in African American Studies. Section II examines African American Studies' commitment to community service and social activism, and includes exclusive interviews with acclaimed actor/activist Danny Glover and renowned scholar, Manning Marable. Section III presents international perspectives. Section IV  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
African American studies.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanette R Davidson
ISBN: 9780748637157 074863715X 9780748637140 0748637141
OCLC Number: 461271780
Description: x, 318 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Jeanette R. Davidson --
African American Studies : discourses and paradigms / Perry A. Hall --
Afrocentricity and Africology : theory and practice in the discipline / Molefi Kete Asante --
Town and gown : reaffirming social responsibility in Africana Studies / Charles E. Jones and Nafeesa Muhammad --
Reflections on the journey : interview with Danny Glover ; Black Studies for the public : interview with Manning Marable / Jeanette R. Davidson --
Africa and its importance to African American Studies / Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. --
Black Studies in the UK and US : a comparative analysis / Mark Christian --
Africana Studies and oral history : a critical assessment / Leslie M. Alexander and Curtis J. Austin --
African American Philosophy : through the lens of struggle / George Yancy --
Song and dance nexus in the Africana aesthetic : an approach / Melanie Bratcher --
Perspectives on Womanism, Black feminism, and Africana Womanism / Maria D. Davidson and Scott Davidson --
Theorizing African American Religion / Victor Anderson --
African American Studies : vital, transformative, and sustainable / Jeanette R. Davidson and Tim Davidson.
Series Title: Introducing ethnic studies.
Responsibility: edited by Jeanette R. Davidson.


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  Read more...


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