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. 5, No. 4, June

Africana Studies Moving toward Dereliction, Savaged by Invisible Jim Crow, Warrior-Scholars in Chaos: What to Do? Embrace the Irrefragable African-Centered Worldview
AbstractIn this invited 20-year retrospective since the publication by Daudi Ajani ya Azibo of "Articulating the Distinction between Black Studies and the Study of Blacks: The Fundamental Role of Culture and the African-Centered Worldview," the field...
African-Centered Economics and Africana Studies: Theory, Methodology and Curriculum Development
AbstractThis research critically examines the collaborative efforts of African-centered Economists and Africana Studies scholars to establish and incorporate African American economics within the Africana Studies curriculum. In addition, this article...
African-Centered Theory and Methodology in Africana Studies: An Introduction
African-centered (and its variations as Africa-centered, Afrocentric, Africentric, Afrocentricity, Africentricity, and African-worldview) theory and methodology within the discipline of Africana studies is at a crossroads. Africana studies, in this special...
African Mythic Science or Vodou Methodology
AbstractAfrican cultures, from a classic viewpoint, use myth to define, describe and give meaning to all aspects of life-natural, civil, sacred and social. African mythic science or Vodou methodology proposes a similar approach of applying myth to life...
Ancient Kemet in African American Literature and Criticism, 1853 to the Present
AbstractThough infrequently acknowledged, anteriority informs the development of the African American literary tradition because African American thinkers studied the ancient African record for inspiration as they consciously instigated Africana creative...
Benefits of Afrocentricity in Exploring Social Phenomena: Understanding Afrocentricity as a Social Science Methodology
AbstractReviewing the writings of the foremost Afrocentric theorists, this article seeks to detail a foundation for employing appropriate methods, principles, and frameworks through which researchers can interpret Africana phenomena. The objective is...
Following Their Footsteps: Tracing Puerto Ricans' Sociopolitical Activism in New York City from an Afro-Centric Perspective*
AbstractMany studies stress that Puerto Ricans do not fit into the American racial binary of "black or white," and that because of this "uniqueness" the Puerto Rican racial experience should be measured differently. This work evaluates the activities...
Jacob H. Carruthers and the African-Centered Discourse on Knowledge, Worldview, and Power
AbstractFor Jacob H. Carruthers, knowledge is always linked to power. In fact, he contended that knowledge is always constructed within the ontology of the culture in question. Which means that the production of knowledge is inextricably linked to the...
The Implications of Africa-Centered Conceptions of Time and Space for Quantitative Theorizing: Limitations of Paradigmatically-Bound Philosophical Meta-Assumptions
Abstract"The Implications of Africa-centered Conceptions of Time and Space for Quantitative Theorizing," looks at Eurocentric scientific conceptions of time and space, how they effect theorizing concerned with these matters, and how they are altered...
The Intellectual Warfare of Dr. Jacob H. Carruthers and the Battle for Ancient Nubia as a Foundational Paradigm in Africana Studies: Thoughts and Reflections
AbstractThis article is intended to remind Africana scholars about what Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop called the necessary "pluridisciplinary skills" encompassing what he described as three factors: Historical, Linguistic, and Psychological. This has vast implications...
The Scholarship of Cedric J. Robinson: Methodological Considerations for Africana Studies
AbstractAfricana Studies has waged a successful battle to extend curriculum models and course offerings to include the experiences of peoples of African descent. Forty years after this battle over course content, we see not only the legacy of Black Studies...
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