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The Handbook of Black Studies is the first resource to bring together research and scholarship in the field of African-American studies in one volume. Editors Molefi Kete Asante and Maulana Karenga, along with a pre-eminent group of contributors, examine various aspects of the field of Black Studies. Organized into three parts, this Handbook explores historical and cultural foundations, philosophical and conceptual bases, and critical and analytical concepts.
Chapter 26: Social Discourse without Abandoning African Agency: An Eshuean Response to Intellectual Dilemma
Social Discourse without Abandoning African Agency: An Eshuean Response to Intellectual Dilemma
Afrocentricity as an Africological paradigm creates, inter alia, a critique of i social history in the West (Asante, 1998). Such an action is at once a liberalizing and a liberating event, marking both the expansion of consciousness and the freeing of the mind from Eurocentric hegemony. One cannot gain such expansion and freedom without setting off a transformation in the way knowledge is acquired, legitimized, and projected (Mazama, 2001). Even the manner in which the acquisition of knowledge is legitimized and then disseminated will be affected by an agency analysis that strips from oppressors and hegemonists the right to establish norms ...