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African American Consciousness
Past and Present

ISBN 9781412843072
Published December 15, 2011 by Routledge
196 Pages

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Book Description

African American Consciousness focuses on ideas of culture, race, and class within the interdisciplinary matrix of Africana Studies. Even more important, it uses a methodology that emphasizes interpretation and the necessity of interdisciplinary research and writing in a global society. Worldview, culture, analytic thinking, and historiography can all be used as tools of analysis, and in the process of discovery, use pedagogy, and survey research of Africana history. Advancing the idea of Africana Studies, mixed methodology, and triangulation, the contributors provide alternative approaches toward examining this phenomena, with regard to place, space, and time.

The essays in this volume include Reynaldo Anderson, "Black History" Greg Carr, "Black Consciousness, Pan-Africanism and the African World History Project" Karanja Carroll, "A Genealogical Review of the Worldview Concept and Framework in Africana Studies" Denise Martin, "Reflections on African Celestial Culture" Serie McDougal "Teaching Black Males" Demetrius Pearson, "Cowboys of Color" Pamela Reed, "Heirs to Disparity" and Andrew Smallwood, "Malcolm X's Leadership and Legacy."

The researchers in this volume investigate, explore, and review patterns of functional, normative, and expressive behavior. The past and present of Africana culture is represented, showing how reflexivity can be an adjustable concept to organize, process, and interpret data. Moreover, humanism and social science demonstrate how researchers establish, extract, and identify the limitations and alternative approaches to research of the historic conditions of black Americans.

Table of Contents

James L. Conyers, Jr.
1. Black Consciousness, Pan-Africanism, and
the African World History Project: The Case of
Africana Studies for African Cultural Development
Greg E. Carr
2. A Genealogical Review of the Worldview
Concept and Framework in Africana Studies-Related
Theory and Research
Karanja Keita Carroll
3. Teaching Black Males: Cooperative Learning
and the Problem of Implementation
Serie McDougal, III
4. Cowboys of Color: The Perceived Sociocultural
Significance of U2 Rodeo
Demetrius W. Pearson
5. Heirs to Despair-ity: New Orleans, African Americans,
and the Inconvenient Historical and Present-Day
Truths Laid Bare by Hurricane Katrina
Pamela D. Reed
6. Malcolm X's Leadership and Legacy: From the
Grassroots to African Diaspora
Andrew P. Smallwood
7. Reflections on African Celestial Culture
Denise Martin
8. Black History dot Com: The Black Atlantic, the
Barack Obama Campaign for "Change," and Implications
for Change and Stability in a Networked World
Reynaldo S. Anderson
9. "Raising Her Voice": Writings By, For and About
Women in Muhammad Speaks Newspaper, 1961–1975
Bayyinah S. Jeff ries
List of Contributors

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