By Reiland Rabaka

Building on and going some distance past W.E.B. Du Bois and the issues of the Twenty-First Century and Du Bois's Dialectics, Reiland Rabaka's Africana serious Theory innovatively identifies and analyzes continental and diasporan African contributions to classical and modern serious concept. This e-book represents a climatic severe theoretical clincher that cogently demonstrates how Du Bois's hardly ever mentioned dialectical idea, interdisciplinarity, highbrow history-making radical political activism, and world-historical a number of liberation stream management helped to inaugurate a special Africana culture of severe idea. With chapters on W.E.B. Du Bois, C.L.R. James, Negritude (Aime Cesaire and Leopold Senghor), Frantz Fanon and Amilcar Cabral, Africana severe thought endeavors to accessibly supply modern serious theorists an highbrow archaeology of the Africana culture of serious concept and a much-needed dialectical deconstruction and reconstruction of black radical politics. those six seminal figures' collective concept and texts in actual fact cuts throughout numerous disciplines and, for this reason, closes the chasm among Africana reviews and important concept, regularly challenging that intellectuals now not easily imagine deep ideas, enhance new theories, and theoretically aid radical politics, yet be and regularly develop into political activists, social organizers and cultural employees - that's, folks the Italian severe theorist Antonio Gramsci known as 'organic intellectuals.' during this experience, then, the sequence of reports accrued in Africana serious Theory give a contribution not just to African stories, African American stories, Caribbean reports, Cultural reviews, Gender reviews, and Postcolonial experiences, but additionally to modern severe theoretical discourse throughout an amazingly wide-range of 'traditional' disciplines, and radical political activism outdoor of (and, commonly, totally opposed to) Europe's ivory towers and the absurdities of the yankee academy.

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