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100 1  Ferguson, Stephen C.,|d1972-|eauthor. 
245 10 Philosophy of African American studies :|bNothing Left of 
       Blackness /|cStephen C. Ferguson II. 
250  0 First Edition. 
264  1 New York, NY :|bPalgrave Macmillan,|c2015. 
264  4 |c©2015 
300    viii, 290 pages ;|c23 cm. 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 0  African American Philosophy and the African Diaspora 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-284) and 
       index. 
505 0  Introduction -- 1. Class Struggle in the Ivory Towers: 
       Revisiting the Birth of Black Studies in '68 -- 2. The 
       Afrocentric Problematic: The Quest for Particularity and 
       the Negation of Objectivity -- 3. Old Wine in a New 
       Bottle? The Critique of Eurocentrism in Marima Ani's 
       Yurugu -- 4. The Heritage we Renounce: The Utopian 
       Worldview of Afrocentricity -- 5. What's Epistemology Got 
       to do with it?: The 'Death of Epistemology' in African 
       American Studies -- Bibliography. 
520    "What should be the philosophical basis for African 
       American Studies? In this groundbreaking book, Ferguson 
       addresses a seminal question often ignored. Ferguson 
       explores philosophical issues and problems in their 
       relationship to Black Studies. He shows that philosophy is
       not a sterile intellectual pursuit, but a critical tool in
       gaining knowledge about the Black experience. Cultural 
       idealism in various forms has become enormously 
       influential as a framework for Black Studies. Ferguson 
       takes on the task of demonstrating how a Marxist 
       philosophical perspective offers a productive and fruitful
       way of overcoming the limitations of idealism. Focusing on
       the hugely popular Afrocentric school of thought, 
       Ferguson's engaging discussion shows that the foundational
       arguments of cultural idealism are based on a series of 
       analytical and historical misapprehensions. In turn, he 
       argues for the centrality of the Black working class - 
       both men and women - to Black Studies"--|cProvided by 
       publisher. 
650  0 African Americans|xStudy and teaching|xPhilosophy. 
650  0 African Americans|xStudy and teaching|xHistory. 
650  0 Afrocentrism. 
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