The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online) is an academic journal focusing on Pan African Studies

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 2, 2009

Acculturation and Resistance: The Origins of Pan-Africanism in the Black Atlantic World
AbstractThis essay focuses on the critical role that social and cultural adaptations played within contexts in which intellectual leaders, though not always situated in the most powerful positions and situations, worked to articulate a course of action...
Alleviating Poverty and Unemployment: Can African Senior Citizens Make Contributions?
AbstractThis paper is based on a research survey study conducted in South Africa that investigated the contribution senior citizens can make in the alleviation of poverty and unemployment in Africa. In several societies senior citizens are branded as...
Books Received: JPAS
Recent Themes in the History of Africa and the Atlantic World: Historians in Conversation edited by Donald A. Yerxa. University of South Carolina Press, 2008, 128 pp. ISBN-10: 1570037582; ISBN-13: 978-1570037580.This book presents new approaches to understanding...
Demographics and Profile: The Most Cited Black Scholars in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
AbstractThis study presents a quantitative examination of the demographics and profile of the 2009 Journal of Blacks in Higher Education annual study of the most cited Black scholars in the Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities in the United States....
Dimensions of Challenging Parenting Practices: Nigerian Immigrants in the United States
AbstractThe purpose of this study was focused on the critical dimensions of challenging parenting practices via a critical focus on Nigerian immigrants in the United States. The researcher interviewed and observed the environment of the target population...
Experiencing Refugee Resettlement in America: Exploring the Impact of Generalized Policies and Services
AbstractThe reality of the American experience for the newly resettled refugee does not always match the expectations of what the country has to offer. This paper focuses on a family of individuals from Burundi and how a generalized refugee resettlement...
Fay M. Jackson and the Color Line: The First African American Foreign Correspondent for the Associated Negro Press
AbstractDuring the 1920s and 1930s, Fay M. Jackson broke traditional barriers by serving as the first African American foreign correspondent for the Associated Negro Press (ANP). Jackson was the only African American female reporter of the ANP who covered...
Federalism, Economic Development, Science and Technology for a United States of Africa: An Ubuntu-Clustering Approach
AbstractUbuntu-clustering will be an innovative approach for a vibrant economic development policy based on the concept known as "cluster-building" couched within the tenets of ubuntu. An Ubuntu-cluster will initiate the networking of all participants...
Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness
Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness. Producers: Llewellyn Smith, Vincent Brown and Christine Herbes- Sommers. Vital Pictures, California Newsreel (educational distributor), Independent Television Service (Sally Jo Fifer, executive producer). DVD video...
International Conference Preserving Africa's Ancient Manuscripts
Addis Ababa, 17-19 December 2010BackgroundAid Transparency successfully convened in Dakar (20-23 April, 2008) a regional meeting with relevant stakeholders (African librarians, conservators, researchers and decision takers) to prepare a regional Conference...
Lose Your Mother: A Journey along the Atlantic Slave Route
Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route Saidiya V. Hartman, Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route (NY: Farrah, Straus and Giroux, 2007). 288 pp.Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route is Saidiya...
MJ: The Man in the Mirror Analyzed
The life of Michael Joseph Jackson (1958-2009) was extraordinary, to say the least. He was a singer, songwriter, dancer, and cultural icon who become one of the most popular entertainers in the world. His life and work is a combination of talent and...
Never Lost for Words: The Pan African Essence
As the editor of The Journal of Pan African Studies (JPAS), I think what we do in the arena of publishing a free open access African centered on-line journal is unique. But as I review the favorable comments of our subscribers and evaluate publications...
Telling the Dancer from the Dance: A Deconstructionist Engagement with Okot p'Bitek's Song of Prisoner
AbstractThe paper engages a deconstructionist's criticism on Okot p'Bitek's Song of Prisoner. An approach provoked by the 'undecidability and disagreements' by critics on certain semantic expressions in this creative work. It argues that it is only by...
Ulysses Jenkins: A Griot for the Electronic Age
Throughout Africa, Griots have been the keepers of group history, storyteller/historians who disseminate the cultural myths of their communities. Their narratives are frequently presented in the form of songs and poetry, reflecting the powerful African...
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