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The Resource Behind the Eurocentric veils : the search for African realities, Clinton M. Jean ; foreword by James Jennings

Behind the Eurocentric veils : the search for African realities, Clinton M. Jean ; foreword by James Jennings

Label
Behind the Eurocentric veils : the search for African realities
Title
Behind the Eurocentric veils
Title remainder
the search for African realities
Statement of responsibility
Clinton M. Jean ; foreword by James Jennings
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A contribution to the rapidly developing field of Afrocentric studies, this book is a thoughtful critique of Eurocentric traditions of social and historical analysis--principally Marxist and liberal orientations--and an argument in favor of studying African history and culture from a specifically Afrocentric point of view. According to Clinton M. Jean, there is a poor fit between European theories and African realities, and this disjunction has contributed to a tragic history of racism and colonial exploitation. He argues for the historical priority of African culture and for the acceptance of African communal structures as models for peaceful, nonexploitative social organization elsewhere in the world. This is not a dispassionate work of "value-free" social science, but rather an engaged statement of a position, designed to question the assumptions of such conventional approaches and to promote constructive debate. It draws on Jean's experience as a Trinidadian who received his professional education in American universities
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jean, Clinton M.
Dewey number
305.8/0096
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN645
LC item number
.J42 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnology
  • Eurocentrism
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Cultuur
  • Etnocentrisme
  • Europeanen
  • Ethnologie
  • Ethnozentrismus
  • Zivilisation
Label
Behind the Eurocentric veils : the search for African realities, Clinton M. Jean ; foreword by James Jennings
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-113)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / James Jennings -- 1: Mainstream Thinking and Modern Life -- Living in the Present and Misinterpreting the Past -- 2: And What about the Radical Alternative? -- 3: For Those Who Think Black Studies Can Be Too Nationalist
Control code
24011026
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 113 pages
Isbn
9780870237577
Lccn
91022685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1423231
Label
Behind the Eurocentric veils : the search for African realities, Clinton M. Jean ; foreword by James Jennings
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-113)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / James Jennings -- 1: Mainstream Thinking and Modern Life -- Living in the Present and Misinterpreting the Past -- 2: And What about the Radical Alternative? -- 3: For Those Who Think Black Studies Can Be Too Nationalist
Control code
24011026
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 113 pages
Isbn
9780870237577
Lccn
91022685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1423231

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