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Afrocentric Visions
Studies in Culture and Communication

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September 1998 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Afrocentricityùthe placement of African values and ideals at the center of the discussion surrounding African culture, discourse, and behaviorùis an important framework that has emerged over the past decade. In this timely volume, editor Janice D. Hamlet has chosen essays that illuminate various aspects of African American culture, refracted through the lens of Afrocentric thought. In Part I, the basics of Afrocentric ideology and methodology are examined. Part II focuses on Afrocentric approaches to the dynamics of communication. The Afrocentric influence on the black aesthetic is covered in Part III, with an examination of language, literature, oral tradition, movies, and television. Part IV provides a glimpse into the future of Afrocentric visions.

Molefi Kete Asante
Foreword
 
PART ONE: THE AFROCENTRIC PERSPECTIVE: IDEOLOGY AND METHOD
Linda James Myers
The Deep Structure of Culture
Relevance of Traditional African Culture in Contemporary Life

 
Norman Harris
A Philosophical Basis for an Afrocentric Orientation
Terry Kershaw
Afrocentrism and the Afrocentric Method
 
PART TWO: AFROCENTRIC APPROACHES TO UNDERSTANDING INTERPERSONAL, GROUP AND PUBLIC COMMUNICATION DYNAMICS
Yvonne Bell, Cathy Bouie and Joseph Baldwin
Afrocentric Cultural Consciousness and African American Male-Female Relationships
Jerome Schiele
Rethinking Organizations from an Afrocentric Viewpoint
Janice D Hamlet
Understanding African American Oratory
Manifestations of Nommo

 
John W Smith
Culture, Communication and Afrocentrism
Some Rhetorical Implications of a New World Order

 
 
PART THREE: AFROCENTRICITY AND THE BLACK AESTHETIC
Abu Abarry
The African-American Legacy in American Literature
Gale Jackson
The Way We Do
A Preliminary Investigation of the African Roots of African American Performance

 
Barbara J Molette and Carlton W Molette
Afrocentric Heroes in Theatre
Patricia Hilliard-Nunn
Representing African American Women in Hollywood Movies
An African-Conscious Analysis

 
Alice A Tait and Robert L Perry
African Americans in Television
An Afrocentric Analysis

 
 
PART FOUR: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? CHALLENGES AND IMPLICATIONS OF THE AFROCENTRIC PERSPECTIVE
Victor O Okafor
The Functional Implications of Afrocentrism
Peter O Nwoso, Donald S Taylor and Cecil A Blake
Communication and Development
Imperatives for an Afrocentric Methodology

 
Na'im Akbar
Afrocentricity
The Challenge of Implementation

 

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