Africology

An Interdisciplinary Study of Thought and Praxis (First Edition)
Edited by James L. Conyers, Jr.
©2019, 280 pages

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    Africology: An Interdisciplinary Study of Thought and Praxis provides students with diverse and thought-provoking readings that encourage them to examine Africana culture through the lenses of social science, humanities, and professional studies. The carefully selected readings in this volume features Afrocentric perspectives and support the study of the global Africana experience.

    The anthology begins with chapters that explore the interchange and migration of African people, nomenclature, methods, tools, and instruments used to evaluate and study Africana phenomena in higher education settings, and analyses of the religiosity of African Americans. Additional chapters are devoted to Black power studies, the position of African Americans in the U.S. economy following the passage of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth amendments, and Black feminist thought. Students read about the psychological development of African American personality, Black athletics, the creation and importance of hip hop culture, and a discussion of criminal justice reform.

    Featuring principal research and thought leadership in the discipline, Africology is a valuable supplementary text for courses in ethnic studies, Africology, sociology, and any course that explores the Africana experience.

    James L. Conyers, Jr., is the director of the African American Studies Program, director of the Center for African American Culture, and a university professor of African American studies at the University of Houston. He is the author or editor of 35 books and currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Black Studies and the Western Journal of Black Studies. He is the founding editor of the serial Africana Studies: A Review of Social Science Research and series editor of Africana Studies at Transaction Publishers. Dr. Conyers holds a Ph.D. in African American studies from Temple University.
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