By Reiland Rabaka
Building on and going a long way past W.E.B. Du Bois and the issues of the Twenty-First Century and Du Bois's Dialectics, Reiland Rabaka's Africana severe Theory innovatively identifies and analyzes continental and diasporan African contributions to classical and modern severe idea. This ebook represents a climatic severe theoretical clincher that cogently demonstrates how Du Bois's hardly ever mentioned dialectical notion, interdisciplinarity, highbrow history-making radical political activism, and world-historical a number of liberation flow management helped to inaugurate a unique 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 conception endeavors to accessibly supply modern severe theorists an highbrow archaeology of the Africana culture of severe idea and a much-needed dialectical deconstruction and reconstruction of black radical politics. those six seminal figures' collective notion and texts sincerely cuts throughout a number of disciplines and, hence, closes the chasm among Africana reports and significant thought, regularly tough that intellectuals now not easily imagine deep strategies, strengthen new theories, and theoretically help radical politics, yet be and always turn into political activists, social organizers and cultural staff - that's, people the Italian serious theorist Antonio Gramsci known as 'organic intellectuals.' during this experience, then, the sequence of experiences amassed in Africana severe Theory give a contribution not just to African experiences, African American stories, Caribbean stories, Cultural reviews, Gender reviews, and Postcolonial stories, but in addition to modern severe theoretical discourse throughout an amazingly wide-range of 'traditional' disciplines, and radical political activism open air of (and, many times, totally opposed to) Europe's ivory towers and the absurdities of the yankee academy.
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Rather than a new scientific discipline or field of study, it is a genre of writing, a textuality, a mode of discourse that interprets, describes, and evaluates Afro-American life in order comprehensively to understand and effectively to transform it. It is not concerned with “foundations” or transcendental “grounds” but with how to build its language in such a way that the configuration of sentences and the constellation of paragraphs themselves create a textuality and distinctive discourse which are a material force for Afro-American freedom.
123). Africana critical theory is a “revolutionary theory” and a beacon symbolizing the birth of a theoretical revolution in Africana Studies and critical social theory. Its basic aims and objectives speak to its radical character and critical qualities. It is unique in that it is theory preoccupied with promoting social activism and political practice geared toward radical/revolutionary social transformation and the development of an ethical and egalitarian anti-imperial society by pointing to: what needs to be transformed; what strategies and tactics might be most useful in the transformative efforts; and, which agents and agencies could potentially carry out the radical/revolutionary social transformation.
From a methodological point of view, critical theory seeks to simultaneously: (1) comprehend the established society; (2) criticize its contradictions and conflicts; and (3) create egalitarian (most often radical/revolutionary democratic socialist) alternatives (Arato, 1993; Barrow, 1993; B. Cannon, 2001; Cohen, 1987; Morrow, 1994; Outlaw, 2005). 9 The paradigms and points of departure for critical theorists vary depending on the theorists’ race, gender, intellectual interests, and political persuasions.