The one thing all episodes of the Smooth Book Review had in common was Afrocentricity
. Every book I showcased was by an African or focused on Africa.
Following the introductory section of this article, we offer a conceptualisation and contextualisation of Afrocentricity
as an alternative theoretical perspective for grappling with foreign policy issues in a changing geopolitical environment.
It was a type of branding," Norment said, adding that terms like Africology' and Afrocentricity
' were popularized by Asante and his proteges and that these terms have led to little curricular or programmatic changes.
To what extent are ideas such as Afrocentricity
and Asiacentricity functioning as alternatives to actually decenter Eurocentric thinking?
Countering those who argue for a Latin American multiracial exceptionalism to the black/white binary and white supremacy, these scholars analyze creative writers whose works present conflicting themes of Afrocentricity
, blanqueamiento, accommodation and resistance.
Molefi Kete Asante is a professor at Temple University who is well known for his works based on Afrocentricity
, a cultural ideology that focuses on the history of black Africans and that rejects Eurocentric and Orientalist attitudes about African people.
Our Editor-at-Large, Baffour Ankomah, caught up with him to get his views on Barack Obama's America, the #blacklivesmatter issue, African unity, Afrocentricity
and much more.
Cokley's (2003) essay "Afrocentricity
and African Psychology" provides an insightful and provocative critique of some of the major issues, concepts and themes addressed by African-centered psychologists.
Where Stepping Came from': Afrocentricity
and Beliefs about Stepping." North Carolina Folklore Journal 43 (2): 109-119.
The CRIS consists 40 items, which includes six types of racial attitudes: pre-encounter assimilation (PA), pre-encounter miseducation (PM), pre-encounter self-hatred (PSH), immersion/ emersion anti-White (IEAW), internalization afrocentricity
(IA), and internalization multiculturalist-inclusive (IMCI), each measured by five items that are randomly distributed (30 CRIS items and 10 fillers).
(8.) Molefi Asante, Afrocentricity
(Trenton, N J: Africa World Press, 1989), p.
The project of this book or what it does well, in an anthology that has no weak chapters, is to provide critical analyses of appropriate elements of Malcolm's life and work: his autobiography, his relationships with key figures, his representation in rap and in Hollywood, his gender dynamics, his rhetorical ways, his Afrocentricity
, transnationalism, and black radical politics.