Prerequisites for the Emergence and Formation of Afrocentrism: Asante’s Theory
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Prerequisites for the Emergence and Formation of Afrocentrism: Asante’s Theory
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Ekaterina Emelianenko 
Affiliation: Saint Petersburg State University
Address: Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg
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The article is devoted to the study of the reasons for the emergence of the sociocultural theory of Afrocentrism. The problem of African identity is considered, which became the central subject for the construction of Afrocentrism concept. Molefi K. Asante, the main ideologist of the theory, suggests that Africa and all the representatives of the continent should take a central position in history and consider themselves as its actors. The article also presents the theories of postmodernism and postcolonialism, which served as the main platform for the construction of the main theses of the concept of Afrocentrism. The work presents some ideas of M. Asante suggesting to reconsider the usual perception of historical events in terms of Eurocentrism, offering to attention his view of history.

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Africa, colonial heritage, postmodernism, postcolonialism, African identity, Afrocentrism, Molefi Kete Asante, Eurocentrism
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19.12.2021
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30.05.2022
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