The Destruction of Black Civilization

Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
Author: Chancellor Williams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780883780305
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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The Destruction of Black Civilization took Chancellor Williams sixteen years of research and field study to compile. The book, which was to serve as a reinterpretation of the history of the African race, was intended to be ""a general rebellion against the subtle message from even the most 'liberal' white authors (and their Negro disciples): 'You belong to a race of nobodies. You have no worthwhile history to point to with pride.'"" The book was written at a time when many black students, educators, and scholars were starting to piece together the connection between the way their history was taught and the way they were perceived by others and by themselves. They began to question assumptions made about their history and took it upon themselves to create a new body of historical research. The book is premised on the question: ""If the Blacks were among the very first builders of civilization and their land the birthplace of civilization, what has happened to them that has left them since then, at the bottom of world society, precisely what happened? The Caucasian answer is simple and well-known: The Blacks have always been at the bottom."" Williams instead contends that many elements--nature, imperialism, and stolen legacies-- have aided in the destruction of the black civilization. The Destruction of Black Civilization is revelatory and revolutionary because it offers a new approach to the research, teaching, and study of African history by shifting the main focus from the history of Arabs and Europeans in Africa to the Africans themselves, offering instead ""a history of blacks that is a history of blacks. Because only from history can we learn what our strengths were and, especially, in what particular aspect we are weak and vulnerable. Our history can then become at once the foundation and guiding light for united efforts in serious[ly] planning what we should be about now."" It was part of the evolution of the black revolution that took place in the 1970s, as the focus shifted from politics to matters of the mind.

The New Plantation

Black Athletes, College Sports, and Predominantly White NCAA Institutions
Author: Billy Hawkins
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137357002
Category: Education
Page: 260
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The New Plantation examines the controversial relationship between predominantly White NCAA Division I Institutions (PWI's) and black athletes, utilizing an internal colonial model.

History of Multicultural Education Volume 2

Foundations and Stratifications
Author: Carl A. Grant,Thandeka K. Chapman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136501991
Category: Education
Page: 408
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This benchmark 6-volume set documents, analyzes, and critiques a comprehensive body of research on the history of multicultural education in the U.S. The volumes reflect the tenets of multicultural education, its history, its present, and individuals whose work has contributed significantly to equity and social justice for all citizens. By collecting and providing a framework for key publications spanning the last 30-40 years, this set provides a means of understanding and visualizing the development, implementation, and interpretation of multicultural education in American society. The volumes do not promote any one scholar’s or group’s vision of multicultural education, but include conflicting ideals that inform multiple interpretations. Each volume contains archival documents organized around a specific theme: Conceptual Frameworks and Curricular Content; Foundations and Stratifications; Instruction and Assessment; Policy and Governance; Students and Student Achievement; Teachers and Teacher Education. The historical time line within each volume illustrates the progression of research and theory on its theme and encourages readers to reflect on the changes in language and thinking concerning educational scholarship in that area.

History of Multicultural Education: Foundations and stratifications


Author: Carl A. Grant,Thandeka K. Chapman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 080585441X
Category: Education
Page: 385
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This benchmark 6-volume set documents, analyzes, and critiques a comprehensive body of research on the history of multicultural education in the U.S. The volumes reflect the tenets of multicultural education, its history, its present, and individuals whose work has contributed significantly to equity and social justice for all citizens. By collecting and providing a framework for key publications spanning the last 30-40 years, this set provides a means of understanding and visualizing the development, implementation, and interpretation of multicultural education in American society. The volumes do not promote any one scholar's or group's vision of multicultural education, but include conflicting ideals that inform multiple interpretations. Each volume contains archival documents organized around a specific theme: Conceptual Frameworks and Curricular Content; Foundations and Stratifications; Instruction and Assessment; Policy and Governance; Students and Student Achievement; Teachers and Teacher Education. The historical time line within each volume illustrates the progression of research and theory on its theme and encourages readers to reflect on the changes in language and thinking concerning educational scholarship in that area.

Understanding African American Rhetoric

Classical Origins to Contemporary Innovations
Author: Ronald L. Jackson II,Elaine B. Richardson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136727361
Category: Social Science
Page: 346
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Human Services and the Afrocentric Paradigm


Author: Jerome H Schiele,Jerome Schiele
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135409781
Category: Social Science
Page: 346
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Discover how human services professionals can help to eliminate cultural oppression! Human Services and the Afrocentric Paradigm presents a new way of understanding human behavior, attacking social problems, and exploring social issues. This excellent guide shows that understanding the simultaneous forces of oppression and spiritual alienation in American society serves as a foundation for understanding the societal problems here. The first book to offer a comprehensive exposition of how the Afrocentric paradigm can be used by human service professionals and community advocates, Human Services and the Afrocentric Paradigm discusses why and how human service work is hampered by Eurocentric cultural values and will help you to offer fair and effective services to your clients. Human Services and the Afrocentric Paradigm provides you with a concrete discription of how the Afrocentric model can be applied in human services to help people of all races and ethnicities. You will expand and diversify your knowledge base in human services by understanding the cultural values, traditions, and experiences of people of African ancestry. Some of the issues and concepts in the Afrocentric paradigm that you will explore are: defining the Afrocentric worldview, complete with a discussion of its philosophical assumptions and its shortcomings understanding traditional helping assumptions and methods of West African societies and how these have influenced the helping strategies of African-Americans exploring the strengths and weaknesses of some early African-American human service scholars, with special concern placed on their rejection of traditional African methods in favor of Eurocentric ideas resolving youth violence and helping people with substance abuse problems examining Afrocentric assumptions about resource distribution, morality, and societal relationships identifying organizational and conceptual differences in Eurocentric and Afrocentric paradigms creating organizational empowerment and an enhanced work environment via the Afrocentric paradigm Human Services and the Afrocentric Paradigm will help you understand, solve, and prevent problems that are confronted by several races, especially individuals of African descent. This timely and relevant worldview is thoroughly explained to assist you in better serving people of color. The Afrocentric paradigm will help human services practitioners, administrators, policy advocates, analysts, educators, and black studies professors and students achieve educational and treatment objectives by showing you the importance of various cultural values and how to integrate them to make a difference!

Wie man unsere Namen schreibt

Essays
Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104007330
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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Chinua Achebe - seine Essays zum ersten Mal auf Deutsch ›Mein Vater und ich‹, ›Meine Töchter‹ - in 17 persönlichen, polemischen und politischen Essays betrachtet Chinua Achebe den Bogen seines Lebens. Kein Autor hat die Signatur, mit der ihn Afrika prägte, so deutlich beschrieben, analysiert und um seine Anerkennung gekämpft wie Achebe. In dem zum ersten Mal auf Deutsch vorliegenden Band erzählt er von seiner Kindheit, seiner Herkunft und seinem Erbe: von dem Kind in Nigeria bis zu dem Verkehrsunfall, der ihn über zwanzig Jahre an den Rollstuhl fesselte. »Ohne das Werk von Chinua Achebe wäre die afrikanische Literatur überhaupt nicht vorstellbar. Seine Leidenschaft, sein scharfer Geist, seine glasklare Prosa sind unübertrefflich.« Toni Morrison

The African Diaspora

A History Through Culture
Author: Patrick Manning
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231513550
Category: History
Page: 424
View: 1876

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Patrick Manning refuses to divide the African diaspora into the experiences of separate regions and nations. Instead, he follows the multiple routes that brought Africans and people of African descent into contact with one another and with Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In weaving these stories together, Manning shows how the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Indian Ocean fueled dynamic interactions among black communities and cultures and how these patterns resembled those of a number of connected diasporas concurrently taking shape across the globe. Manning begins in 1400 and traces five central themes: the connections that enabled Africans to mutually identify and hold together as a global community; discourses on race; changes in economic circumstance; the character of family life; and the evolution of popular culture. His approach reveals links among seemingly disparate worlds. In the mid-nineteenth century, for example, slavery came under attack in North America, South America, southern Africa, West Africa, the Ottoman Empire, and India, with former slaves rising to positions of political prominence. Yet at the beginning of the twentieth century, the near-elimination of slavery brought new forms of discrimination that removed almost all blacks from government for half a century. Manning underscores the profound influence that the African diaspora had on world history, demonstrating the inextricable link between black migration and the rise of modernity, especially in regards to the processes of industrialization and urbanization. A remarkably inclusive and far-reaching work, The African Diaspora proves that the advent of modernity cannot be imaginatively or comprehensively engaged without taking the African peoples and the African continent as a whole into account.

Geschichte der Welt Die Welt vor 600

Frühe Zivilisationen
Author: Akira Iriye,Jürgen Osterhammel,Hans-Joachim Gehrke
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406641113
Category: History
Page: 1082
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Von der Altsteinzeit bis zur Spätantike reicht das große Panorama, das im ersten Band der Geschichte der Welt entworfen wird – eine grandiose Darstellung von mehr als 2,7 Millionen Jahren Kultur- und Ereignisgeschichte der Menschheit. Sie reicht von den Anfängen der Menschwerdung über den Beginn des Ackerbaus, das Aufblühen der frühen Hochkulturen bis zur Epoche der griechisch-römischen Welt und dem Ende der Gupta-Zeit in Indien, dem Niedergang der Sui-Dynastie in China und dem Aufkommen des Islam. Dieser Band über ferne Zeiten und alte Kulturen der Menschheit liefert den Schlüssel zum Verständnis auch jüngerer Epochen, wurden sie doch nachhaltig von Kulturen geprägt, die bereits untergegangen waren, lange bevor die Schrift erfunden wurde. Die meisterhafte Beschreibung der frühen Zivilisationen erhellt gleichermaßen das schriftlose Dunkel der Frühgeschichte wie den kulturellen Reichtum des Alten Orients, Ägyptens und der Klassischen Antike, aber auch der indischen und ostasiatischen Staatenwelt. Alle Beiträge sind großzügig mit Karten, Plänen, Abbildungen und Zeittafeln ausgestattet. Mit Beiträgen von Hans-Joachim Gehrke, Mark Edward Lewis (übersetzt von Andreas Wirthensohn), Axel Michaels, Hermann Parzinger und Karen Radner

Legacy of the transatlantic slave trade


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 332
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From Agriculture to Agricology

Towards a Glocal Circular Economy
Author: Professor Dani Wadada Nabudere,Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)
Publisher: Real African Publishers
ISBN: 192065531X
Category: Social Science
Page: 222
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In this meditation, respected Ugandan academic Dani Wadada Nabudere traces the roots of the global economic crisis and warns of the threat that the decline of Western nations poses to the African continent—the final frontier for those in search of new lands and resources to exploit. As a deterrent to what he sees as the encroachment of super-profiteers looking to Africa for the land to increase their profits in industrial agriculture, Nabudere advocates for what he terms “community sites of knowledge,” that is, the use of indigenous tools and knowledge to revitalize the lives of Africa’s people. The book puts forth the belief that any dependence on imported knowledge and material instruments will only lead to the entrenchment of colonial stereotypes, and that indigenous knowledge is imbued with the roots of “complex ecosystems” that require the inputs of a diversity of expertise and experiences and that are capable of producing the knowledge necessary for the residents of the African continent to reclaim the future.

Das Alte Ägypten


Author: Hermann A. Schlögl
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406731740
Category: History
Page: 144
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Das alte Ägypten hat seit der Antike durch seine monumentalen Bauten, durch Kunstwerke, eine unermessliche schriftliche Hinterlassenschaft und seine geheimnisvolle Religion fasziniert. Hermann A. Schlögl bietet in diesem Band einen allgemeinverständlichen Überblick über vier Jahrtausende Altägyptischer Geschichte von der prähistorischen Zeit bis zum Selbstmord der Königin Kleopatra, mit dem das Ende des pharaonischen Ägyptens besiegelt wurde. Neben der Geschichte der Pharaonen beschreibt er auf anschauliche Weise auch Religion, Kultur und den Alltag im Nilland. So erhalten auch solche Personen Profil, die im Schatten der Mächtigen standen, über deren Lebensgeschichte wir aber dennoch erstaunlich genau Bescheid wissen.

Das Lied von Eis und Feuer 05

Sturm der Schwerter
Author: George R.R. Martin
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641047188
Category: Fiction
Page: 768
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Ein blutiger Bürgerkrieg tobt in den Sieben Königreichen. Robb Stark, der Herr von Winterfell, leistet dem tyrannischen Kind-König Joffrey Lennister hartnäckig Widerstand und lässt sich auch nicht dadurch in die Knie zwingen, dass seine Schwester vom König als Geisel gehalten wird.