Afrocentrism

   Believing that African cultural heritage must be more greatly represented in humanities curricula. Types of Afrocentrism vary widely, from straightforward demonstrations of black pride to claims that classic Greek philosophy was plagiarized from lost black sources and that the ancient Egyptians were actually black Africans. The term is most closely associated with the academic books of Molefi Kete Asante, but the issues should come up in discussions of the works of artists like Romare Bearden, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, and Henry Ossawa Tanner, among others:

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  • Afrocentrism — For the study of African culture and history, see African studies. Afrocentricity redirects here. For the book, see Afrocentricity (book) …   Wikipedia

  • Afrocentrism — See Afrocentric. * * * Cultural, political, and ideological movement. Most Afrocentrists are African Americans who regard all blacks as syncretic Africans and who believe that their worldview should positively reflect traditional African values.… …   Universalium

  • Afrocentrism — noun see Afrocentric …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Afrocentrism — noun black African ethnocentrism …   Wiktionary

  • Afrocentrism — n. practice of focusing on African culture …   English contemporary dictionary

  • afrocentrism — af·ro·cen·trism …   English syllables

  • afrocentrism — noun see afrocentric * * * Afrocentˈrism noun • • • Main Entry: ↑Afro …   Useful english dictionary

  • Afrocentric — Afrocentrism, n. Afrocentrist, n. /af roh sen trik/, adj. centered on Africa or on African derived cultures, as those of Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti: Afrocentric art. [1985 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • Mary Lefkowitz — Mary R. Lefkowitz (born 1935) is an American classical scholar and Professor Emerita of Classical Studies at Wellesley College. She is best known to non Classicists for her anti Afrocentrism book, Not Out of Africa (1996). She is the widow of Sir …   Wikipedia

  • Afrocentrisme — L afrocentrisme est un paradigme cherchant à mettre en avant l identité particulière et les apports des cultures africaines à l histoire mondiale. Les afrocentristes soutiennent que la communauté scientifique occidentale sous estimerait les… …   Wikipédia en Français

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