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Rethinking the Core:: African and African American Religious Perspectives in the Seminary Curriculum

Edwin David Aponte

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores some pedagogical challenges, responses to, and strategies for the inclusion of African and African American cultural perspectives into the required core curriculum courses at a ... More


Transnational Anthems and the Ship of State: Harryette Mullen, Melvin B. Tolson, and the Politics of Afro-Modernism

Matthew Hart

in Nations of Nothing But Poetry: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390339
eISBN:
9780199776191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390339.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the aesthetic, literary‐historical, and political meanings of the term “Afro‐modernism.” It first introduces Melvin B. Tolson's modernist epic, Harlem Gallery (1965), via the ... More


Epilogue: Which Modernity? Whose Tradition?

Kwame Gyekye

in Tradition and Modernity: Philosophical Reflections on the African Experience

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112252
eISBN:
9780199853069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112252.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Conceptualization of modernity in Africa is discussed in this section, in disagreement with the notion that “modernization” is similar to Westernization for the reason that contemporary or developed ... More


Introduction

Frederick Cooper

in Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161310
eISBN:
9781400850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161310.003.0001
Subject:
History, African History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of citizenship. Citizenship, in most contemporary formulations, is a relationship between a state and individuals. Two of its features make it a ... More


Kings, Marriage, Ancestors, and God

Adrian Hastings

in The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263999
eISBN:
9780191600623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263996.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Aims to focus attention instead on African Africa, the great sweep of the continent still dominated until the 1880s by the internal norms of its tradition—diverse, conflictual, and black. These were, ... More


Cultural Encounters: Britain and Africa in the Nineteenth Century

T. C. Mccaskie

in Black Experience and the Empire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199290673
eISBN:
9780191700569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290673.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the cultural encounters between Britain and Africa in the nineteenth century. It shows that early nineteenth-century British sojourners in African cultures were supplicants of ... More


Cultural Encounters: Britain and Africa in the Nineteenth Century

T. C. McCaskie

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0029
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Encounters between cultures are complex, ambiguous, and unstable transactions, simultaneously events in time and works of the imagination. Irrespective of disparities in power, cultural encounters ... More


African Culture and U.S. Slavery

Lawrence W. Levine

in The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195082975
eISBN:
9780199854035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082975.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter shows the role that African culture played in the development of thought and society in the United States. A number of assumptions were made such as political and economic subordination ... More


Understanding and Ontology in Traditional African Thought

Lee M. Brown

in African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195114409
eISBN:
9780199785827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019511440X.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay discusses how ontological commitments within modern Western culture are no less problematic than those within traditional African cultures. Each posits unobservable entities to explain the ... More


. Introduction: Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Carol Magee

in Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter introduces the intrinsic purpose and aim of the book: the imagining of Africa through popular culture. The book focuses on three case studies, each of which has repackaged African visual ... More


The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History

Lawrence W. Levine

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195082975
eISBN:
9780199854035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082975.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In this book, fourteen chapters, written over two decades, cover American history, historiography, aspects of black culture, and American popular culture (during the Great Depression). Some deal with ... More


Introduction: Seeing through the Conceptual Languages of Others

Lee M. Brown

in African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195114409
eISBN:
9780199785827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019511440X.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the goals of this collection of essays, which include the characterization of the epistemological and metaphysical concerns that shaped ... More


The African-American Great Awakening

Jay Riley Case

in An Unpredictable Gospel: American Evangelicals and World Christianity, 1812-1920

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772322
eISBN:
9780199932528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772322.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In the decades after the Civil War, African-American evangelicalism grew dramatically in a movement that can be called the African-American Great Awakening. More than just church switching from white ... More


What Can And Can’t Be Said: Beyond Civil Rights

Dell Upton

in What Can and Can'T Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300211757
eISBN:
9780300216615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211757.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the African American History Monument in South Carolina as an epitome of the parameters of what can and cannot be said. It begins with an overview of monuments in the South ... More


Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Carol Magee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the American world, the presence of African culture is sometimes fully embodied and sometimes leaves only a trace. This book explores this presence, examining Mattel’s world of Barbie, the 1996 ... More


African America

Mark P. Leone

in The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital: Excavations in Annapolis

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244504
eISBN:
9780520931893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244504.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the question of what happens to the members of oppressed cultures—or lifeworlds—within capitalism. It focuses on the African American culture, attempting to show how the ... More


‘Theresa’ to the Rescue! African American Women’s Resistance and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter is all about ‘Theresa; a Haytien Tale’ (1828), a short story that was serialized and published anonymously in the first African American newspaper Freedom’s Journal, and is now ... More


Physical and Metaphysical Understanding: Nature, Agency, and Causation in African Traditional Thought

I. A. Menkiti

in African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195114409
eISBN:
9780199785827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019511440X.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay contends that traditional African culture is largely misunderstood. It is not rooted in supernaturalism and its metaphysics are empirically grounded. Westerners should acquire a more ... More


“Scheming, Treacherous, and Out for Revenge”: Ethnic Imperialism

Crystal S. Anderson

in Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037559
eISBN:
9781621039327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037559.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter uses Lee’s film The Chinese Connection (1972) to explore the theme of ethnic imperialism involving Japanese and African American cultures in Ishmael Reed’s Japanese by Spring and the ... More


Discourse, Cultural Imperialism, Black Culture and Language Research in the United States

Garrett Albert Duncan

in Discourse as Cultural Struggle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098114
eISBN:
9789882206830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098114.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides a critical account of African American language research discourse and cultural imperialism in the U.S. It analyzes the discourses that underlie research on African American ... More


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