This new edition of The Afrocentric Idea boldly confronts the contemporary challenges that have been launched against Molefi Kete Asante's philosophical, social, and cultural theory. By rendering a critique of some post-modern positions as well as the old structured Eurocentric orientations discussed in the first edition, this new edition contains lively engagements with views expressed by Mary Lefkowitz, Paul Gilroy, and Cornel West. Expanding on his core ideas, Asante has cast The Afrocentric Idea in the tradition of provocative critiques of the established social order. This is a fresh and dynamic location of culture within the context of social change.
Molefi Kete Asante is professor and chair of African American Studies at Temple University, and author of several books, including African Intellectual Heritage (with Abu S. Abarry, Temple) and The Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans.
CONTENTS Preface Acknowledgments Dancing between Circles and Lines Part 1 The Situation Rhetorical Condition as a Conceptual Field The Idea of a Metatheory African Foundations of Nommo Part 2 The Resistance African American Orature and Context Mythoforms in African American Communication Rhetoric of Resistance Choosing a Freedom Africa as Concept Part 3 The Liberation The Search for an Afrocentric Method Transcendence: The Curved Line Notes Index