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African American Studies

Edited by Jeanette R. Davidson

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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 Studies.

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Contents

Dedication
Acknowledgements
Series Editor's Foreword
1. Introduction, Jeanette R. Davidson
Part I: History and Theoretical Perspectives in African American Studies
2. African American Studies: Discourses and Paradigms, Perry Hall
3. Afrocentricity and Africology: Theory and Practice in the Discipline, Molefi Kete Asante
Part II: Community Service, Social Activism and the Academy
4. Town and Gown: Reaffirming Social Responsibility in Africana Studies, Charles. E. Jones and Nafeesa Muhammad
5. Reflections on the Journey: Interview with Danny Glover, Jeanette R. Davidson
6. Black Studies for the Public: Interview with Manning Marable, Jeanette R. Davidson
Part III: International Perspectives
7. Africa and its Importance to African American Studies, Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy Jr.
8. Black Studies in the UK and US: A Comparative Analysis, Mark Christian
Part IV: Selected Areas of Scholarship
9. Africana Studies and Oral History: A Critical Assessment, Leslie M. Alexander and Curtis J. Austin
10. African American Philosophy: Through the Lens of Struggle , George Yancy
11. Song and Dance Nexus in the Africana Aesthetic: An Approach, Melanie Bratcher
12. Perspectives on Womanism, Black Feminism, and Africana Womanism, Maria D. Davidson and Scott Davidson
13. Theorizing African American Religion, Victor Anderson
Part V: Commentary
14. African American Studies: Vital, Transformative and Sustainable, Jeanette R. Davidson and Tim Davidson
Notes on the Editor, Contributors and interviewees
Index.

About the Author

Jeanette R. (Carlisle) Davidson PhD ACSW is Director of African & African American Studies and Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma. She has published extensively in areas of race and cultural competency; white privilege in academic and practice settings; and interracial marriage. She serves as a social work consultant and is a board member of local and national professional/community organizations. Professor Davidson was born in Scotland.

Reviews

Filling a void in the literature, this book will be an excellent primary text with its emphasis on social activism, international perspectives, the humanities and gender. I would highly recommend it as an introduction to the field.
- Terry Kershaw, University of Cincinnati & Editor, International Journal of Africana Studies
African American Studies is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature on the discipline of Black/Africana Studies.
- Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua, University of Illinois Urbana & President of the National Council for Black Studies
A useful addition to the set of important edited volumes now available to supplement core instrction in the discipline.
- James B. Stewart, The Groit

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