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Afrocentric Visions
Studies in Culture and Communication

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Ethnic Studies

September 1998 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In this timely volume, editor Janice D Hamlet has chosen essays which illuminate various aspects of African American culture, refracted through the lens of Afrocentric thought. The book examines: Afrocentric ideology and methodology; Afrocentric approaches to the dynamics of communication; the Afrocentric influence on the black aesthetic, with an examination of language, literature, oral tradition, movies and television; and the future of Afrocentric visions.
Molefi Kete Asante
Foreword
 
PART ONE: THE AFROCENTRIC PERSPECTIVE: IDEOLOGY AND METHOD
Linda James Myers
The Deep Structure of Culture
Relevance of Traditional African Culture in Contemporary Life

 
Norman Harris
A Philosophical Basis for an Afrocentric Orientation
Terry Kershaw
Afrocentrism and the Afrocentric Method
 
PART TWO: AFROCENTRIC APPROACHES TO UNDERSTANDING INTERPERSONAL, GROUP AND PUBLIC COMMUNICATION DYNAMICS
Yvonne Bell, Cathy Bouie and Joseph Baldwin
Afrocentric Cultural Consciousness and African American Male-Female Relationships
Jerome Schiele
Rethinking Organizations from an Afrocentric Viewpoint
Janice D Hamlet
Understanding African American Oratory
Manifestations of Nommo

 
John W Smith
Culture, Communication and Afrocentrism
Some Rhetorical Implications of a New World Order

 
 
PART THREE: AFROCENTRICITY AND THE BLACK AESTHETIC
Abu Abarry
The African-American Legacy in American Literature
Gale Jackson
The Way We Do
A Preliminary Investigation of the African Roots of African American Performance

 
Barbara J Molette and Carlton W Molette
Afrocentric Heroes in Theatre
Patricia Hilliard-Nunn
Representing African American Women in Hollywood Movies
An African-Conscious Analysis

 
Alice A Tait and Robert L Perry
African Americans in Television
An Afrocentric Analysis

 
 
PART FOUR: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? CHALLENGES AND IMPLICATIONS OF THE AFROCENTRIC PERSPECTIVE
Victor O Okafor
The Functional Implications of Afrocentrism
Peter O Nwoso, Donald S Taylor and Cecil A Blake
Communication and Development
Imperatives for an Afrocentric Methodology

 
Na'im Akbar
Afrocentricity
The Challenge of Implementation

 

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