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Handbook of Black Studies

  • Molefi Kete Asante - Temple University, USA, Associate Professor, School of Journalism & Communication, University of Queensland
  • Maulana Karenga - California State University, Long Beach, USA

November 2005 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

Key Features:  
  • Presents Historical and Cultural Foundations: More than a chronicle of black culture or black people, this volume examines the emergence and maturity of the Black Studies field. Designed to be the principal reference work for the state of the field in African American Studies, this handbook covers the intent, function, and scope of the field with some suggestions about its future directions.
  • Explores Philosophical and Conceptual Bases: Numerous theoretical and methodological adventures are examined, as well as research practices among scholars. A comprehensive, Pan-African approach to the field is provided as the contributions to this volume are not limited to discussing one area of the African world.
  • Addresses Critical and Analytical Concepts: Researchers demonstrating intellectual rigor through unique and interesting projects are contributors to this volume. Black Studies is portrayed in a world context, not an "ethnic" volume, but a resource dealing with an important modern discipline whose practitioners and interests cross many borders.
Intended Audience:  
Perfect resource for any academic library; as well as graduate students and researchers seeking to ascertain the current state of the research in African American Studies

Molefi Kete Asante and Maulana Karenga
Preface
 
PART I: Historical and Cultural Foundations
 
The Intellectual Basis of the Black Studies Discourse
Interdisciplinary, Transdisciplinary or Unidisciplinary: Africana Studies and the Vexing Question of Definition Ama Mazama
Black to the Future: Black Studies and Network Nommo Norman Harris
 
Impact and Significance in the Academy
African Communication Patterns and the Black Studies Inheritance Charles Okigbo
Women in the Development of Africana Studies Delores P. Aldridge
 
Theorizing in Black Studies
Afrocentricity and Racial Socialization Among African American College Students P. Masila Mutisya and Louie E. Ross
Philosophy and Practice for Black Studies: The Case of Researching White Supremacy Mark Christian
Researching the Lives of the Enslaved: The State of the Scholarship Katherine Olukemi Bankole
Antiracism: Theorizing in the Context of Perils and Desires George J. Sefa Dei
 
PART II. Philosophical and Practical Bases
 
Reflection and Knowledge
Graduate Studies Programs in African American Studies Ama Mazama
Africana Critical Theory of Contemporary Society: The Role of Radical Politics, Social Theory, and Africana Philosophy Reiland Rabaka
Afrocentricity: Notes on a Disciplinary Position Molefi Kete Asante
 
Black Studies, Social Transformation and Education
Revisiting Brown, Reaffirming Black: Reflections on Race, Law and Struggle Maulana Karenga
African American Politics: The Black Studies Perspective Charles P. Henry
Black Studies in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Daryl Zizwe Poe
African American Studies Programs in North America and the Teaching of Africa: Myth, Reality, and Reconstruction Emmanuel Ngwainmbi
An African Nationalist Ideology in Diaspora and the Development Quagmire: Political Implications Cecil Blake
 
PART III. Critical and Analytical Measures
 
Analytical Methods
The Canons of Afrocentric Research Ruth Reviere
Africana Studies and the Problems in Egyptology: The Case of Ancient Egyptian Kinship Troy Allen
The Context of Agency: Liberating African Consciousness From Postcolonial Discourse Theory Virgilette Nzingha Gaffin
Kilombismo: An African Brazilian Orientation to Africology Elisa Larkin Nascimento
Black Studies and the Social Work Paradigm: Implications of a New Analysis Mekada Graham
The Pursuit of Africology: On the Creation and Sustaining of Black Studies Molefi Kete Asante
 
Data Collection and Reporting
The Interview Technique as Oral History in Black Studies Diane D. Turner
Decapitated and Lynched Forms: Suggested Ways of Examining Contemporary Texts Willie Cannon-Brown
Film as Historical Method in Black Studies: Documenting the African Experience Adeniyi Coker
 
PART IV. The Future of the Field
 
Sciences, Agency, and the Discipline
Social Discourse Without Abandoning African Agency: An Eshuean Response to Intellectual Dilemma Molefi Kete Asante
Social Science and Systematic Inquiry in Africana Studies: Challenges for the 21st Century James B. Stewart
The Field, Function and Future of Africana Studies: Critical Reflections on Its Mission, Meaning and Methodology Maulana Karenga
 
Appendix. The Naming of the Discipline: The Unsettled Discourse
 
Index
 
About the Editors and Contributors
Key features
  1. The first handbook that brings together research and scholarship in the field of African-American or Black Studies.
  2. All contributors will be pre-eminent scholars in the field.
  3. The Editors are two of the most prominent scholars in the field with high name recognition.
  4. Excellent 3-Part organization brings the latest conceptual and analytical thinking into focus.

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