In this Book

buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary
First published in 1995, I Am Because We Are has been recognized as a major, canon-defining anthology and adopted as a text in a wide variety of college and university courses. Bringing together writings by prominent black thinkers from Africa, the Caribbean, and North America, Fred Lee Hord and Jonathan Scott Lee made the case for a tradition of “relational humanism” distinct from the philosophical preoccupations of the West. Over the past twenty years, however, new scholarly research has uncovered other contributions to the discipline now generally known as “Africana philosophy” that were not included in the original volume. In this revised and expanded edition, Hord and Lee build on the strengths of the earlier anthology while enriching the selection of readings to bring the text into the twenty-first century. In a new introduction, the editors reflect on the key arguments of the book’s central thesis, refining them in light of more recent philosophical discourse. This edition includes important new readings by Kwame Gyekye, Oyèrónké Oy˘ewùmí, Paget Henry, Sylvia Wynter, Toni Morrison, Charles Mills, and Tommy Curry, as well as extensive suggestions for further reading.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Introductions
  1. I Am Because We Are—Twenty Years On
  2. Fred Lee Hord (Mzee Lasana Okpara) and Jonathan Scott Lee
  3. pp. 1-6
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. “I am because we are”: An Introduction to Black Philosophy
  2. Fred Lee Hord (Mzee Lasana Okpara) and Jonathan Scott Lee
  3. pp. 7-22
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Africa
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 23-28
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. The Declarations of Innocence
  2. pp. 29-31
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. The Teachings of Ptahhotep
  2. pp. 32-39
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. An Interview with H. Odera Oruka
  2. Paul Mbuya Akoko
  3. pp. 40-52
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Negritude: A Humanism of the Twentieth Century
  2. Léopold Sédar Senghor
  3. pp. 53-62
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Consciencism
  2. Kwame Nkrumah
  3. pp. 63-72
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Ujamaa—The Basis of African Socialism
  2. Julius K. Nyerere
  3. pp. 73-80
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Identity and Dignity in the Context of the National Liberation Struggle
  2. Amilcar Cabral
  3. pp. 81-91
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. White Racism and Black Consciousness
  2. Steve Biko
  3. pp. 92-101
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. From Myth, Literature, and the African World
  2. Wole Soyinka
  3. pp. 102-111
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Feminism and Revolution
  2. Awa Thíam
  3. pp. 112-125
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. We are Committed to Building a Single Nation in Our Country
  2. Nelson Mandela
  3. pp. 126-133
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Person and Community: In Defense of Moderate Communitarianism
  2. Kwame Gyekye
  3. pp. 134-148
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. (Re)constituting the Cosmology and Sociocultural Institutions of Ọ̀yọ́-Yorùbá: Articulating the Yorùbá World-Sense
  2. Oyèrónké ̣Oyěwùmí
  3. pp. 149-164
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. The Caribbean
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 165-168
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Africa for the Africans
  2. Marcus Garvey
  3. pp. 169-172
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. The Future as I See It
  2. Marcus Garvey
  3. pp. 173-177
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. The Awakening of Race Consciousness among Black Students
  2. Paulette Nardal
  3. pp. 178-183
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. The West Indian Middle Classes
  2. C. L. R. James
  3. pp. 184-193
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. from Discourse on Colonialism
  2. Aimé Césaire
  3. pp. 194-203
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Racism and Culture
  2. Frantz Fanon
  3. pp. 204-214
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Black Power, a Basic Understanding
  2. Walter Rodney
  3. pp. 215-221
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. The Shadow of the Whip: A Comment on Male-Female Relations in the Caribbean
  2. Merle Hodge
  3. pp. 222-227
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. from The Racial Contract
  2. Charles W. Mills
  3. pp. 228-246
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. The General Character of Afro-Caribbean Philosophy
  2. Paget Henry
  3. pp. 247-264
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. On How we Mistook the Map for the Territory, and Reimprisoned Ourselves in Our Unbearable Wrongness of Being, of Desêtre: Black Studies Toward the Human Project
  2. Sylvia Wynter
  3. pp. 265-278
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Reasoning in Black: Africana Philosophy under the Weight of Misguided Reason
  2. Lewis R. Gordon
  3. pp. 279-292
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. North America
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 293-300
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Oration, Delivered in Corinthian Hall, Rochester, July 5, 1852
  2. Frederick Douglass
  3. pp. 301-316
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. The Relations and Duties of Free Colored Men in America to Africa
  2. Alexander Crummell
  3. pp. 317-328
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Womanhood: A Vital Element in the Regeneration and Progress of a Race
  2. Anna Julia Cooper
  3. pp. 329-340
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. The Atlanta Exposition Address
  2. Booker T. Washington
  3. pp. 341-344
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Does Race Antipathy Serve Any Good Purpose?
  2. W. E. B. Du Bois
  3. pp. 345-347
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. On Being Ashamed of Oneself: An Essay on Race Pride
  2. W. E. B. Du Bois
  3. pp. 348-352
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. The Concept of Race
  2. W. E. B. Du Bois
  3. pp. 353-358
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. The New Negro
  2. Alain Locke
  3. pp. 359-369
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Speech on “Black Revolution” (New York, April 8, 1964)
  2. Malcolm X
  3. pp. 370-382
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Black Power
  2. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  3. pp. 383-394
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Rootedness: The Ancestor as Foundation
  2. Toni Morrison
  3. pp. 395-401
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Radical Perspectives on the Empowerment of Afro-American Women: Lessons for the 1980s
  2. Angela Y. Davis
  3. pp. 402-409
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Philosophy, Ethnicity, and Race
  2. Lucius Outlaw
  3. pp. 410-434
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Feminism: A Transformational Politic
  2. bell hooks
  3. pp. 435-443
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Learning to Talk of Race
  2. Cornel West
  3. pp. 444-449
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. The Black Underclass and Black Philosophers
  2. Cornel West
  3. pp. 450-460
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Black Solidarity after Black Power
  2. Tommie Shelby
  3. pp. 461-476
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. The Eschatological Dilemma: The Problem of Studying the Black Male Only as the Deaths That Result from Anti-Black Racism
  2. Tommy J. Curry
  3. pp. 477-498
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 499-513
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Back Cover
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents

Additional Information

ISBN
9781613763735
Related ISBN(s)
9781625341754
MARC Record
OCLC
963729464
Pages
528
Launched on MUSE
2016-11-24
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.