Afrocentric Visions: Studies in Culture and Communication

Afrocentric Visions: Studies in Culture and Communication

By: Janice D. Hamlet (editor)Hardback

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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.

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Contents

Foreword - Molefi Kete Asante PART ONE: THE AFROCENTRIC PERSPECTIVE: IDEOLOGY AND METHOD The Deep Structure of Culture - Linda James Myers Relevance of Traditional African Culture in Contemporary Life A Philosophical Basis for an Afrocentric Orientation - Norman Harris Afrocentrism and the Afrocentric Method - Terry Kershaw PART TWO: AFROCENTRIC APPROACHES TO UNDERSTANDING INTERPERSONAL, GROUP AND PUBLIC COMMUNICATION DYNAMICS Afrocentric Cultural Consciousness and African American Male-Female Relationships - Yvonne Bell, Cathy Bouie and Joseph Baldwin Rethinking Organizations from an Afrocentric Viewpoint - Jerome Schiele Understanding African American Oratory - Janice D Hamlet Manifestations of Nommo Culture, Communication and Afrocentrism - John W Smith Some Rhetorical Implications of a New World Order PART THREE: AFROCENTRICITY AND THE BLACK AESTHETIC The African-American Legacy in American Literature - Abu Abarry The Way We Do - Gale Jackson A Preliminary Investigation of the African Roots of African American Performance Afrocentric Heroes in Theatre - Barbara J Molette and Carlton W Molette Representing African American Women in Hollywood Movies - Patricia Hilliard-Nunn An African-Conscious Analysis African Americans in Television - Alice A Tait and Robert L Perry An Afrocentric Analysis PART FOUR: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? CHALLENGES AND IMPLICATIONS OF THE AFROCENTRIC PERSPECTIVE The Functional Implications of Afrocentrism - Victor O Okafor Communication and Development - Peter O Nwoso, Donald S Taylor and Cecil A Blake Imperatives for an Afrocentric Methodology Afrocentricity - Na'im Akbar The Challenge of Implementation

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/11/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780761908104
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780761908104
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 0761908102

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