Intro to africana studies 
Course Syllabus and Reading Assignments
Intro to Africana Studies - Syllabus
Conversation 1: Introduction to Course of Study
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Conversation 2: The History of Black Studies 
 Abdul Alkalimat, “Introduction,” in Alkalimat, The History of Black Studies   (London: Pluto Press, 2021): 1-10. 

 Greg Carr, “Towards an Intellectual History of Africana Studies:  Genealogy and Normative Theory,”  in Nathaniel Norment, Jr., Ed., The African American Studies Reader (2nd Ed). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press (2007), 438-453. 

 Conceptual Categories Chart   [Syllabus].
Conversation 3: Social Structure
Conversation 4: Governance
 Walter Rodney, “African History and Culture  ,” from Walter Rodney, The Groundings with My Brothers, London: Verso Press (2019), pp. 33-51.  
Conversation 5: Ways of Knowing
 John S. Wright, “Intellectual Life  ” in Jack Salzman, David Lionel Smith and Cornel West, Eds., Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History. New York: Macmillan Library Reference (1996), pp. 1369-1390.
Conversation 6: Science and Technology
 Jacob H. Carruthers, Science and Oppression . Chicago: Kemetic Institute, 2013.

 Abdul Alkalimat, “Science and Technology in Black History ,” in Alkalimat, The Future of Black Studies. London: Pluto Press (2022), pp. 181-188.

 Daylanne K. English, “Science” in Erica R. Edwards, Roderick A. Ferguson and Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, Eds., Keywords for African American Studies . New York: New York University Press (2018), pp. 189-193.

 Shamira Ibrahim, “Fictions of History: Reanimating Black Lives  by “Undisciplining Data” The Baffler No. 64 (July-August, 2022): pp. 117-122.
Conversation 7: Cultural Meaning Making
 Thompson, Robert Farris, African Art in Motion: Icon and Art . Los Angeles: University of California Press (1974), 1-45. 

 RFT Canonexten  
Conversation 8:  Movement and Memory  
 Vincent Harding, “Introduction,” from Harding, There is a River : The Black Struggle for Freedom in America New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1981): pp. xi-xxvi.

 Toni Cade Bambara, “Interview with Toni Cade Bamba ra” in Claudia Tate, Ed., Black Women Writers at Work. New York: Continuum Press (1983), 12-38.  

Conversation 9  

 Ayi Kwei Armah, The Eloquence of the Scribes. Popenguine, Senegal: Per Ankh (2006): Chapters 9-16.

 Daniel P. Black, The Coming. New York: St. Martin’s (2015).

 Intro to Africana Studies: Framing Question 2 - Slides