By Z. Williams
This publication introduces Africana Cultures and coverage stories as an interdisciplinary box, rooted within the old adventure of individuals of African descent. deliberately, those essays search to canonize Africana old stories for the needs of coverage improvement, research, and functional application. Africana Cultures and coverage stories demands a relocation and synthesis of policy-derived examine emanating from private and non-private tradition spheres. within the method, its objective is to exploit background and tradition to have interaction the coverage approach from a top-down and bottom-up strategy, thereby dissolving the formerly impenetrable divides among idea and perform, lecturers and policymakers, and neighborhood constituencies and similar social/civic associations.
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28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. NATHANIEL NORMENT JR. functions of theory in African American studies are to provide a general orientation to the important concepts central to the discipline; establish parameters regarding form and content; formulate empirical generalizations by fusing qualitative and quantitative methods and; utilize different paradigms and disciplinary modifications in the interplay of theory and practice. See Phillip T. K. Daniel’s “Theory Building in Black Studies” in The African American Studies Reader, 461–468.
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Africana Cultures and Policy Studies: Scholarship and the Transformation of Public Policy (Contemporary Black History) by Z. Williams