Afrocentrism And World Politics: Towards A New Paradigm

Hardcover | September 1, 1995

byErrol A. Henderson

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This study presents a refined Afrocentric critique of world politics. Rejecting earlier wholesale condemnations of Eurocentrism, the author instead roots Afrocentrism in its capacity to offer itself as a worldview supportive of scientific paradigms suggesting social science theory. Arguing that African peoples--their history and humanity--are denigrated in many Eurocentric analyses, Henderson makes clear that Africans in particular, though not exclusively, must promote paradigms rooted in their own historical image and interests. The author offers kimira, an historical African-centered paradigm rooted in an analysis of cultural groups, as a distinct framework for explicating global political dynamics, and an appropriate starting point toward a new understanding of international affairs.

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This study presents a refined Afrocentric critique of world politics. Rejecting earlier wholesale condemnations of Eurocentrism, the author instead roots Afrocentrism in its capacity to offer itself as a worldview supportive of scientific paradigms suggesting social science theory. Arguing that African peoples--their history and humani...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.42 × 6.22 × 0.9 inPublished:September 1, 1995Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275951278

ISBN - 13:9780275951276

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?Errol Anthony Henderson's Afrocentrism and World Politics must be taken as a serious examination of Afrocentricity. Unlike many of the snide and sometimes provocative commentaries written by would-be opponents of Afrocentrism, Henderson's work is that of a carefully trained analyst using his keen skills as a political scientist to explore and advance the Afrocentric paradigm.?-American Political Science Review