Afrocentricity: The Theory of Social Change

Front Cover
African American Images, 2003 - Social Science - 148 pages
0 Reviews
Discussed in this cross-disciplinary work is the theory of 'Afrocentricity', which mandates that Africans be viewed as subjects rather than objects and is driven by the question: Is it in the best interest of African people? This book looks at how this philosophy, ethos, and worldview gives Africans a better understanding of how to interpret issues affecting their communities. History, psychology, sociology, literature, economics, and education are explored, including discussions on Washingtonianism, Garveyism, Du Bois, Malcolm X, race and identity, Marxism, and breakthrough strategies.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Chapter 3
Chapter 4

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2003)

Molefi Kete Asante is the founder of the African American studies department at Temple University. He developed the first program to offer a Ph.D. in African American studies. He is the author of Egyptian Philosophies and Egypt vs. Greece. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic information