Introduction to African American Studies

Introduction to African American Studies

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There is an ongoing debate as to whether African American Studies is a discipline, or multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary field. Some scholars assert that African American Studies use a well-defined common approach in examining history, politics, and the family in the same way as scholars in the disciplines of economics, sociology, and political science. Other scholars consider African American Studies multidisciplinary, a field somewhat comparable to the field of education in which scholars employ a variety of disciplinary lenses-be they anthropological, psychological, historical, etc., --to study the African world experience. In this model the boundaries between traditional disciplines are accepted, and researches in African American Studies simply conduct discipline based an analysis of particular topics. Finally, another group of scholars insists that African American Studies is interdisciplinary, an enterprise that generates distinctive analyses by combining perspectives from different traditional disciplines and synthesizing them into a unique framework of analysis.The alumnae of Delta Sigma Theta include Elizabeth Catlett, Shirley Chisholm, Ruby Dee Davis, Dorothy Height, and Mary ... 181 Although pledging and initiation processes have been revised, the traditional practices persist underground.

Title:Introduction to African American Studies
Author:Talmadge Anderson, James Benjamin Stewart
Publisher:Black Classic Press - 2007


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