Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology

Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology

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Ambroise, Jason R. and Sabine Broeck, eds. Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology. Liverpool, England: Liverpool University Press, 2015, pp.256, ISBN: 9781781381724.

This book explores the central but often critically neglected role of knowledge and epistemic formations within social movements for Black "freedom" and emancipation. The collection examines the structural subjugation and condemnation of African and Afro-mixed descent peoples globally within the past 500 years of trans-Atlantic societies of Western modernity in connection to the dehumanization and/or invisibilization within various epistemic formations of the West. In turn, the collection foregrounds the extent to which the ending of this imposed subjugation/condemnation has necessarily entailed critiques of, challenges to, and counter-formulations against and beyond knowledge and epistemic formations that have worked to "naturalize" this condition within the West's various socio-human formations. …

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