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Volume 2 • Number 2 • 2008

The Dynamics of Africology (Pan African, African American, Black, Afro-American, and African Diaspora Studies) in Academia

by guest editor Karanja Keita Carroll.
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Africana Studies and Research Methodology: Revisiting the Centrality of the Afrikan Worldview
by Karanja Keita Carroll.
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This essay engages questions of methodology and philosophical assumptions as they impinge upon discipline-specific scholarship in Africana Studies and ultimately on arguments in Africology through an investigation of the worldview concept.

An Essay on God as the Bicameral Mind: Implications for Africological Research
by Sekhmet Ra Em Kht Maat (Cher Love McAllister).
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This article proposes that Molefi Asante’s articulation that God is the Bicameral Mind, as writtenin his book  Afrocentricity: Theory of Social Change, is the basis for an Afrocentric philosophical approach that is more universe-centered than location or subject/agent theories.

There's No Place like "Home": Mining the Theoretical Terrain of Black Women's Studies, Black Queer Studies and Black Studies
by Kaila Adia Story
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This essay seeks to elaborate on the historical conversations of Black Women's Studies and to highlight the newly emergent dialogue of Black Queer Studies to initiate dialectic between the three disciplines in the interest of expanding Black Studies as the ideological and metaphorical "home" of Black libratory phenomena.

All the 'Africans' are Men, all the "Sistas" are "American," but Some of Us Resist: Realizing African Feminism(s) as an Africological Research Methodology
by Yaba Amgborale Blay.
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This article argues that African Feminism as articulated in the works of Aidoo, Boyce-Davies, Nnaemeka, Nzegwu, Ogundipe-Leslie, Steady, and Taiwo is an inherently African-centered methodology, and as such one attendant to the form and function of Africology capable of providing an investigative framework for addressing issues of gender relevant to the global African community.

White Money/Black Power: The Surprising History of African American Studies and the Crisis of Race in Higher Education
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A review by Ibram Rogers of the book White Money/Black Power: The Surprising History of African American Studies and the Crisis of Race in Higher Education by Noliwe M. Rooks.

Africology 101: An Interview with Scholar Activist Molefi Kete Asante
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An interview conducted by Itibari M. Zulu of Molefi Kete Asante, the architect of Afrocentricity and the first Ph.D. program in African American Studies, and professor of African American Studies at Temple University.

Transdisciplinary African American Studies Approaches and Implications: A Collective Interview with James Stewart.
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An interview conducted by Itibari M. Zulu and Karanja Keita Carroll based on the book Introduction to African American Studies: Transdisciplinary Approaches and Implications authored by Talmadge Anderson and James Stewart.

Through the Prism of Black Psychology: A Critical Review of Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Africology as Seen Through the Paradigmatic Lens of Black Psychology.
by DeReef F. Jamison.
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This paper attempts to address the invisibility of Africana psychological theory, research, and methodology in Africology by synthesizing the competing definitions, schools of thought, and research agendas in Black Psychology.


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