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Ajani, O.A. - - 2012
In recent years, research and theory on socio-economic development have given rise to two contending schools of thought. One school emphasizes the convergence of values as a result of "modernization". This school predicts the decline of traditional values and their replacement with "modern" values depicted by rationality, tolerance, trust and ...
Adefolaju, Toyin - - 2012
Nigeria attained independence in 1960 full of hopes and aspirations to transform into a modern nation-state. Towards this end, several development plans and projects were embarked upon to enable the realisation of an improved socio-economic status. The exploration of petroleum resources later provided the much-needed finance to grow the economy. ...
Khasandi-Telewa, Vicky - - 2012
Globalisation has brought about major advances in technology with many benefits. Notwithstanding, 'side effects' have also accompanied this with many children losing touch with their indigenous play as they acquire high tech toys, video games, computers and other technological gadgets. This paper explores the indigenous way Luhya children passed their ...
Bernard, April - - 2012
The concept of "free spaces" and their potential for mobilizing individual and collective action for change will be explored as a tool for reconstructing inherited ideologies that shape the experiences of African Diasporic women and men in their daily public and private lives. This analysis includes a discussion of the ...
Joseph, Celucien - - 2012
The Haitian Revolution is one of the most important revolutions in the Western world, in which a large population of formerly enslaved Africans founded a new nation without slavery, put a permanent ban on colonial slavery in the new republic's first constitution, and declared the undivided human rights of and ...
Wood, Spencer - - 2012
In this article Spencer D. Wood and Cheryl R. Ragar situate the civil rights violations of the Pigford v. Glickman, USDA lawsuit within a larger intersecting system of land, racial inequality and White normativity. Wood and Ragar show how land as a material basis of wealth has been disproportionately inaccessible ...
Tchameni, Makini - - 2012
Cuevas, Marco Polo - - 2012
Apparently unaware of the existence of at least three Spanish language homonyms of "chino" with different significations, times and places of origin, there is a considerable research corpus inaccurately translating as "Chinese" the Mexican colonial name "chino," found in Mexican colonial documents from the late sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. ...
Byrd, Steven - - 2012
Calunga is an Afro-Brazilian speech spoken primarily in and around Patrocinio, Minas Gerais, a rural town located in the western region of the state known as the Triangulo Mineiro. In the early 21st century, this Afro-Brazilian speech exists in a moribund state. The present article is an attempt to provide ...
Quinn-Leandro, Jacqui - - 2012
Zargar, Sara - - 2012
Afrocentricity in literature is a viewpoint that encourages writers to victoriously write about the history and culture of Africa. Thus, an act to free African art and culture from Eurocentrism that often acts as a virus in countries outside the Eurocentric paradigm. This study explores the possibilities and limits of ...
Ani, Amanishakete - - 2012
This article expounds on the construct of interracial dissonance, first introduced into the literature in 2010 (i.e., Chandler, 2010) as a means of understanding the nonparticipation of many Black people in mental healthcare. Without a doubt, race continues to be a leading social metaphor that most often impacts human relations ...
Lark, Taj'ullah - - 2012
It has been more than 50 years since Brown vs. Board and almost equally as long since the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment in the context of Higher Learning Institutions and the enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 substantiated the necessity of the ...
Gyampo, Ransford - - 2012
The essence of governance and representative democracy is for elected leaders to formulate and implement appropriate policies on behalf of the people to deal with the quagmires of poverty and under-development among them. In doing this, sometimes it becomes necessary to consult the people, especially, the particular group that a ...
Adejuwon, Akin - - 2012
This paper attempts to trace determinant memories shaping elements of Yoruba artistic culture within African tradition and perspectives of art and the artists as they influence shared meanings in the tradition. To achieve this, notable iconology and dexterity of portraiture signifying the people's traditional ingenuity are considered. This is done ...
Levi, Josef - - 2012
This article is intended to remind Africana scholars about what Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop called the necessary "pluridisciplinary skills" encompassing what he described as three factors: Historical, Linguistic, and Psychological. This has vast implications for the field of Africana Studies. African-Centered scholars engaging in what Dr. Jacob H. Carruthers called ...
Gammage, Justin - - 2012
This research critically examines the collaborative efforts of African-centered Economists and Africana Studies scholars to establish and incorporate African American economics within the Africana Studies curriculum. In addition, this article expands on the intellectual movement to solidify an African-centered methodological approach to engage Africana people's collective economic realities. Lastly, this ...
Pellerin, Marquita - - 2012
Reviewing the writings of the foremost Afrocentric theorists, this article seeks to detail a foundation for employing appropriate methods, principles, and frameworks through which researchers can interpret Africana phenomena. The objective is to illustrate the benefits of an Afrocentric methodology in developing, conceptualizing and operationalizing social research projects. This research ...
Temple, Christel - - 2012
Though infrequently acknowledged, anteriority informs the development of the African American literary tradition because African American thinkers studied the ancient African record for inspiration as they consciously instigated Africana creative production since the nineteenth century. It is a limited contemporary notion to credit Afrocentricity, alone, for featuring the record of ...
Denis-Rosario, Milagros - - 2012
Many studies stress that Puerto Ricans do not fit into the American racial binary of "black or white," and that because of this "uniqueness" the Puerto Rican racial experience should be measured differently. This work evaluates the activities of the black Puerto Ricans who arrived and settled in New York ...
Imani, Nikitah - - 2012
"The Implications of Africa-centered Conceptions of Time and Space for Quantitative Theorizing," looks at Eurocentric scientific conceptions of time and space, how they effect theorizing concerned with these matters, and how they are altered as one considers non-Eurocentric conceptions. For example, one might look at the assertion of circularity, holism, ...
Martin, Denise - - 2012
African cultures, from a classic viewpoint, use myth to define, describe and give meaning to all aspects of life--natural, civil, sacred and social. African mythic science or Vodou methodology proposes a similar approach of applying myth to life by using knowledge archived in African myths to discuss and give meaning ...
Myers, Joshua - - 2012
Africana Studies has waged a successful battle to extend curriculum models and course offerings to include the experiences of peoples of African descent. Forty years after this battle over course content, we see not only the legacy of Black Studies continuing (despite the initial decline of departments), but traditional disciplines ...
Rashid, Kamau - - 2012
For Jacob H. Carruthers, knowledge is always linked to power. In fact, he contended that knowledge is always constructed within the ontology of the culture in question. Which means that the production of knowledge is inextricably linked to the structural and to the epistemological foundations of a society. Carruthers contrasted ...
Azibo, Daudi Ajani - - 2012
In this invited 20-year retrospective since the publication by Daudi Ajani ya Azibo of "Articulating the Distinction between Black Studies and the Study of Blacks: The Fundamental Role of Culture and the African-Centered Worldview," the field of Africana Studies is seen to be headed toward dereliction because it has not ...
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