Black Africana Communication Theory

Black Africana Communication Theory

Several articles have appeared in journals and some book chapters on and about Black communication theories. For instance, Owusu-Frempong (2005), uses the Afrocentricity theoretical sign post to study the festival ceremony in Africa.

Author: Kehbuma Langmia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319754475

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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Most Western-driven theories do not have a place in Black communicative experience, especially in Africa. Many scholars interested in articulating and interrogating Black communication scholarship are therefore at the crossroads of either having to use Western-driven theory to explain a Black communication dynamic, or have to use hypothetical rules to achieve their objectives, since they cannot find compelling Black communication theories to use as reference. Colonization and the African slave trade brought with it assimilationist tendencies that have dealt a serious blow on the cognition of most Blacks on the continent and abroad. As a result, their interpersonal as well as in-group dialogic communication had witnessed dramatic shifts. Black/Africana Communication Theory assembles skilled communicologists who propose uniquely Black-driven theories that stand the test of time. Throughout the volume’s fifteen chapters theories including but not limited to Afrocentricity, Afro-Cultural Mulatto, Venerative Speech Theory, Africana Symbolic Contextualism Theory, HaramBuntu-Government-Diaspora Communications Theory, Consciencist Communication Theory and Racial Democracy Effect Theory are introduced and discussed.
Categories: Social Science

The Handbook of Global Interventions in Communication Theory

The Handbook of Global Interventions in Communication Theory

29–36). New York, NY: Peter Lang. Asante, M. K. (2018). The classical African concept of Maat and human communication. In K. Langmia (Ed.), Black/Africana communication theory (pp. 11–23). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Author: Yoshitaka Miike

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000536201

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

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Moving beyond the U.S.-Eurocentric paradigm of communication theory, this handbook broadens the intellectual horizons of the discipline by highlighting underrepresented, especially non-Western, theorists and theories, and identifies key issues and challenges for future scholarship. Showcasing diverse perspectives, the handbook facilitates active engagement in different cultural traditions and theoretical orientations that are global in scope but local in effect. It begins by exploring past efforts to diversify the field, continuing on to examine theoretical concepts, models, and principles rooted in local cumulative wisdom. It does not limit itself to the mass-interpersonal communication divide, but rather seeks to frame theory as global and inclusive in scope. The book is intended for communication researchers and advanced students, with relevance to scholars with an interest in theory within information science, library science, social and cross-cultural psychology, multicultural education, social justice and social ethics, international relations, development studies, and political science.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Digital Communications at Crossroads in Africa

Digital Communications at Crossroads in Africa

Black/Africana Communication Theory. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. Langmia, K. (2018b). Afro-Cultural Mulatto Communication Theory. In K. Langmia (Ed.), Black/Africana Communication Theory (pp. 85–104). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Author: Kehbuma Langmia

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030424046

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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Digital communication as it is practiced in Africa today is at a crossroad. This edited collection takes that crossroad as its starting point, as it both examines the complicated present and looks to the uncertain future of African communication systems. Contributing authors explore how western digital communication systems have proliferated in the African communication landscape, and argue that rich and long-cherished African forms of communal, in-person communication have been increasingly abandoned in favor of assimilation to western digital norms. As a result, future generations of Africans born on the continent and abroad may never recognize and appreciate African systems of communications. Acknowledging that globalized digital communication systems are here to stay, the volume contends that in order to comprehend the past, present, and future of African communications, scholars need to decolonize their approach to teaching and consuming mediated and in-person communications on the African continent and abroad.
Categories: Social Science

An Intellectual Biography of Africa

An Intellectual Biography of Africa

Journal of International Studies and Development (Vol. 7, 22-69). Bangura, A.K. (2018a) Consciencist Communication Theory: Expanding the Epistemology on Nkrumahism. In K. Langmia (Ed.), Black/Africana Communication Theory (191-211).

Author: Francis Kwarteng

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781669836544

Category: History

Page: 678

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Africa is the birthplace of humanity and civilization. And yet people generally don’t want to accept the scientific impression of Africa as the birthplace of human civilization. The skeptics include Africans themselves, a direct result of the colonial educational systems still in place across Africa, and even those Africans who acquire Western education, particularly in the humanities, have been trapped in the symptomatology of epistemic peonage. These colonial educational systems have overstayed their welcome and should be dismantled. This is where African agency comes in. Agential autonomy deserves an authoritative voice in shaping the curricular direction of Africa. Agential autonomy implicitly sanctions an Afrocentric approach to curriculum development, pedagogy, historiography, literary theory, indigenous language development, and knowledge construction. Science, technology, engineering, mathematics?information and communications technology (STEM-ICT) and research and development (R&D) both exercise foundational leverage in the scientific and cultural discourse of the kind of African Renaissance Cheikh Anta Diop envisaged. “Mr. Francis Kwarteng has written a book that looks at some of the major distortions of African history and Africa’s major contributions to human civilization. In this context, Mr. Kwarteng joins a long list of thinkers who roundly reject the foundational Eurocentric epistemology of Africa in favor of an Afrocentric paradigm of Africa’s material, spiritual, scientific, and epistemic assertion. Mr. Kwarteng places S.T.E.M. and a revision of the humanities at the center of the African Renaissance and critiques Eurocentric fantasies about Africa and its Diaspora following the critical examples of Cheikh Anta Diop, Ama Mazama, Molefi Kete Asante, Abdul Karim Bangura, Theophile Obenga, Maulana Karenga, Mubabingo Bilolo, Kwame Nkrumah, Ivan Van Sertima, W.E.B. Du Bois, and several others. Readers of this book will be challenged to look at Africa through a critical lens.” Ama Mazama, editor/author of Africa in the 21st Century: Toward a New Future “There are countless books about the evolution of European intellectual thought but scarcely any that captures the pioneering contributions of Africans since the beginning of recorded knowledge in Kmet, a.k.a. Ancient Egypt. Well, that long drought has ended with the publication of Kwarteng's An Intellectual Biography of Africa: A Philosophical Anatomy of Advancing Africa the Diopian Way. Prepare to be educated.” Milton Allimadi, author of Manufacturing Hate: How Africa Was Demonized in the Media
Categories: History

Africana Methodology

Africana Methodology

By African American communication theories, I mean those paradigms and approaches produced by, for, or about African Americans.10 Mainstream communication theory is characterized as a body of knowledge that privileges and centers White ...

Author: James L. Conyer, Jr.

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527519404

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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This book critically examines the collection, interpretation, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data from an Afrocentric perspective. The necessity of interpretive Afrocentric research is relevant to position agency and to locate Africana studies in place, space, and time. This study will provide readers with a compilation of literary, historical, philosophical, and social science essays that describe and evaluate the Africana experience from a methodological perspective. Paradoxically, the collection presents measurable and qualitative research, in order to flush out a global Pan–Africanist consciousness.
Categories: Social Science

Decolonizing Communication Studies

Decolonizing Communication Studies

'Violent Communication is not Alien to Ubuntu: Nothing Human is Alien to Africans. ... Chiumbu, S and Iqani, M Media Studies: Critical African and Decolonial approaches. ... Langmia, K. Black/Africana Communication Theory. 2018.

Author: Kehbuma Langmia

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527579545

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

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This volume examines the effects of the decolonization of communication studies. It shows that the discipline has undergone a rapid paradigm shift since the launching of the Ferment in the Field special edition of the Journal of Communication, in which scholars were called upon to rethink the field because of the crisis it was facing.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

African Centered Education

African Centered Education

African American homeschooling practices: Empirical evidence. Theory and Research in Education, 14, 26–44. Mazama, A. (2018). Cognitive hiatus and the White validation syndrome. In K. Langmia (Ed.), Black/Africana communication theory ...

Author: Kmt G. Shockley

Publisher: Myers Education Press

ISBN: 9781975502119

Category: Education

Page: 230

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This volume brings together leading scholars and practitioners to address the theory and practice of African-centered education. The contributors provide (1) perspectives on the history, methods, successes and challenges of African-centered education, (2) discussions of the efforts that are being made to counter the miseducation of Black children, and (3) prescriptions for—and analyses of—the way forward for Black children and Black communities. The authors argue that Black children need an education that moves them toward leading and taking agency within their own communities. They address several areas that capture the essence of what African-centered education is, how it works, and why it is a critical imperative at this moment. Those areas include historical analyses of African-centered education; parental perspectives; strategies for working with Black children; African-centered culture, science and STEM; culturally responsive curriculum and instruction; and culturally responsive resources for teachers and school leaders.
Categories: Education

Africa and Globalization

Africa and Globalization

Afro-cultural mulatto communication theory. In K. Langmia (Ed.), Black/Africana Communication Theory. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. Langmia, K., & Mpande, M. (2014). Social media and critical pedagogy. In K. Langmia, et al.

Author: Kelebogile T. Setiloane

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030553517

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

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This edited volume examines the challenges of globalization in light of the need to revisit and reconceptualize the notion of Pan-Africanism. The first part of the book examines globalization and Africa’s socioeconomic and political development in this century by using the Diopian Pluridisciplinary Methodology. This approach is imperative because the challenges faced by Africa vis-à-vis globalization and socioeconomic development are so multiplexed that no single disciplinary approach can adequately analyze them and yield substantive policy recommendations. The chapters in the second part analyze the imperatives for Africa’s global knowledge production, development, and economic transformation in the face of the pressures of globalization. Part two demonstrates an urgent need for Africa’s significant participation in the global knowledge economy in order to meet the continent’s modern transformation and development aspirations. The final part examines lessons from old and new Pan-Africanism and how they can be utilized to deal with the challenges emanating from the forces of modern globalization. With its multidisciplinary approach to a wide range of pressing, modern issues for the African content, this book is essential reading for scholars across the social sciences interested in where Africa is now and where it should go in this increasingly globalized world.
Categories: Business & Economics

Ama Mazama

Ama Mazama

Mazama, Ama, “The African Burial Ground,” in Encyclopedia of Black Studies, Molefi Asante & Ama Mazama (eds), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 2005. ... In: Langmia K. (eds) Black/Africana Communication Theory.

Author: Molefi Kete Asante

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793628930

Category: Social Science

Page: 132

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Ama Mazama: The Ogunic Presence in Africology is a critical analysis of the ideas of Ama Mazama, a prominent and leading female theorist in Africology and African American Studies. Molefe Asante studies the creative and productive power of Mazama’s intellectual work as it emerges from the personal wrestling with spiritual elements of consciousness as well as Mazama’s attention to ancestral and perhaps epigenetic relationships to African spirituality in the making of theory and practice. Painting a picture of an activist intellectual concerned as much with mental as well as spiritual liberation, Asante demonstrates how and why Ama Mazama has evolved into one of the most popular Africologists in the field.
Categories: Social Science

Travel and the Pan African Imagination

Travel and the Pan African Imagination

LLC, 2018); Itibari M. Zulu, Exploring the African Centered Paradigm: Discourse and Innovation in African World ... “Cognitive Hiatus and White Validation Syndrome: An Afrocentric Analysis” in Black/Africana Communication Theory, ...

Author: Tracy Keith Flemming

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498582551

Category:

Page: 344

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"This book explores the African Atlantic world as a productive theater or space where modernity, racialized dominance, and racialized resistance took form. The book examines Black Power ideology, Pan Africanism, dilemmas facing the racialized imagination of African world community figures, and the discipline of Africology"--
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