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Afrocentricity

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Afrocentricity is the critical analysis and interpretation of culture, economy, history, language, philosophy, politics, and society from a conceptual, methodological, and theoretical framework that centers Africa and privileges the agency of Africans and persons of African descent. Afrocentricity is a critical and reflexive response to the production and reproduction of knowledge that absolutely privileges the peoples, cultures, thoughts, and experiences of Europe. After a brief review of the origins of Afrocentricity, this entry further defines the concept ...

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