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Voice of Black Studies Blog
Tuesday, August 14 2018

In this contemporary moment of reflection in the Black world, there is an urgent need to assess and analyze the realities of people of African descent. Africana people have a unique history in terms of struggle as it relates to six primary epochs of oppression: Colonialism, Enslavement, Jim Crow, Apartheid, De Facto and De Jure. These respective histories total hundreds of years of Africana people being exposed to oppressogenic environments. Therefore, this is a ripening time to examine the idea of collective agency. This issue will investigate the idea of non-agentive ideational frameworks through the Africana Studies theoretical construction, Agency Reduction Formation, which is operationalized as “Any System of Thought That Distracts, Neutralizes, or Reduces the Need and Desire for Assertive Collective Agency by African Americans.”  Additionally, this issue will explore agentive or agency producing intellectual systems. Valerie Grim, Indiana University, vgrim@indiana.edu; Serie McDougal, San Francisco State University, macmaat@yahoo.com; & Michael T. Tillotson, University of Pittsburg, mtillots@pitt.edu are at work on this special volume of IJAS.

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