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Philosophy of African American studies : nothing left of blackness

Author: Stephen C Ferguson
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: African American philosophy and the African diaspora.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"What should be the philosophical basis for African American Studies? In this groundbreaking book, Ferguson addresses a seminal question often ignored. Ferguson explores philosophical issues and problems in their relationship to Black Studies. He shows that philosophy is not a sterile intellectual pursuit, but a critical tool in gaining knowledge about the Black experience. Cultural idealism in various forms has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen C Ferguson
ISBN: 9781137549969 9781349568734 1349568732 1137549963 9781137549976 1137549971
OCLC Number: 909320897
Description: viii, 290 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Class Struggle in the Ivory Towers: Revisiting the Birth of Black Studies in '68 --
2. The Afrocentric Problematic: The Quest for Particularity and the Negation of Objectivity --
3. New Wine in an Old Bottle? The Critique of Eurocentrism in Marimba Ani's Yurugu --
4. The Heritage we Renounce: The Utopian Worldview of Afrocentricity --
5. What's Epistemology Got to do with it?: The "Death of Epistemology" in African American Studies --
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Series Title: African American philosophy and the African diaspora.
Responsibility: Stephen C. Ferguson II.
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Cultural idealism in various forms has become enormously influential as a framework for Black studies. In turn, Ferguson argues for the centrality of the Black working class-both men and women-to  Read more...

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"Stephen C. Ferguson II convincingly presents a fivefold argument, focusing his critique on Afrocentricity as articulated by Dr. Molefi Kete Asante ... . Philosophy of African American Studies is Read more...

 
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