Response #5 - O'Brien Annie OBrien ANT 335 Response #5 16...

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O’Brien Annie O’Brien ANT 335 – Response #5 16 November 2007 Principles In Action: The Manifestations of Afrocentrism in Daily Life The ideology of Afrocentrism has many different facets and definitions that contribute to  its well-rounded and widespread meaning to African Americans . Self-definitions show the  difference in understanding and interpretation of the concept of Afrocentrism, but remain true to  its underlying foundations . Afrocentrism, in its most basic form, is the search to learn more  about Africa and “engaging in practices that…are considered culturally African” (2) . This  accepted definition is manifested in many different ways for the members of First Afrikan –  specifically in their daily routine, through cultural principles, African dress and traditional  appearance, and the ritual of traveling to Africa . Each of these factors plays an important role in  the self-definition of Afrocentrism, and the Black identity of each member of the community The cultural principles typically associated with Kwanzaa are deconstructed as: Umoja  (family and community), Kujichagulia (self-determination), Ujima (collective work and  responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics), Nia (personal goals beneficial to community), 
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This essay was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ANT 335 taught by Professor Abrams during the Fall '07 term at Centre College.

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Response #5 - O'Brien Annie OBrien ANT 335 Response #5 16...

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