African American Studies

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Edinburgh University Press, Oct 19, 2010 - Social Science - 328 pages
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 African American Studies, American Studies and Ethnic Studie
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Part i History and Theoretical Perspectives in African American Studies
13
Discourses and Paradigms
15
Theory and Practice in the Discipline
35
Part ii Community Service Social Activism and the Academy
53
Reaffirming Social Responsibility in Africana Studies
55
Interview with Danny Glover May 2008
76
Interview with Manning Marable September 2008
96
Part iv Selected Areas of Scholarship
169
A Critical Assessment
171
Through the Lens of Struggle
194
An Approach
224
Chapter 12 Perspectives on Womanism Black Feminism and Africana Womanism
239
Chapter 13 Theorizing African American Religion
260
Part v Commentary
279
Vital Transformative and Sustainable
281

Part iii International Perspectives
127
Chapter 7 Africa and its Importance to African American Studies
129
A Comparative Analysis
149
Notes on the Editor Contributors and Interviewees
309
Index
311
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Jeanette Davidson is Director, African and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma

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