Afrocentrism


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Afrocentrism

A primarily American cultural philosophy which re-examines African American history and views the African American legacy as having been downplayed.
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Afrocentrism, the partner theory, takes the structural functional theory a step further by redefining family and its functions from a Western/American idea of a nuclear family functioning for the survival of a society to one that encompasses an entire village.
Afrocentrism and feminism emerged as alternatives to Eurocentric, masculinist counseling ideology.
(6) Mary Lefkowitz, Not out of Africa: How "Afrocentrism" became an excuse to teach Myth as History, Basic Books, 1997.
In 1995, an expanded version appeared as a book, Not Out of Africa, in which Lefkowitz provided a detailed and documented refutation of Afrocentrism as it applies to the classics.
Achieving Blackness: Race, Black Nationalism, and Afrocentrism in the Twentieth Century.
The frame for his work on culture and on the Regal Theater in particular is a version of Afrocentrism in which he assumes a pure strain of racial culture and then traces out its appropriation by what he calls "hegemonic culture"--in this case a racialized white culture.
His white mother inculcated Afrocentrism in him, teaching him that the highest calling was to lead his people politically, like his father Barack Sr.
The risks, as well as the subversive power of this merging of the signifiers "Black" and "African" can be appreciated by considering the images of Africa in the material culture that shapes contemporary Afrocentrism in the United States.
Afrocentrism came to prominence during the 1990s when concerns about drugs, school failure and low self-esteem in Black communities were driving an animated public conversation about values.
There was far more "Afrocentrism" in Ellington's music than in any other swing band of the 1930s.
Afrocentrism is a controversial set of ideas that has been defined and interpreted in many different ways by advocates and adversaries alike.
Schlesinger, Jr.: "It is time to adjourn the chat about hegemony, if hegemony were as real as the cultural radicals pretend, Afrocentrism would never have got anywhere" (1991, p.