The Philosophical Treatise Of William H Ferris

Author: Tommy J. Curry
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International
ISBN: 9781786600325
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With a full introduction and textual commentary, this volume introduces William H. Ferris s The African Abroad, a treatise on racial idealism, Black ethnology, and the evolution of Blacks from Negro to Negrosaxon, presenting the first evidence of a Black American idealist and evolutionary thinker in philosophy."

The Man Not

Author: Tommy J. Curry
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1439914869
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Tommy J. Curry’s provocative book The Man-Not is a justification for Black Male Studies. He posits that we should conceptualize the Black male as a victim, oppressed by his sex. The Man-Not, therefore,is a corrective of sorts, offering a concept of Black males that could challenge the existing accounts of Black men and boys desiring the power of white men who oppress them that has been proliferated throughout academic research across disciplines. Curry argues that Black men struggle with death and suicide, as well as abuse and rape, and their genred existence deserves study and theorization. This book offers intellectual, historical, sociological, and psychological evidence that the analysis of patriarchy offered by mainstream feminism (including Black feminism) does not yet fully understand the role that homoeroticism, sexual violence, and vulnerability play in the deaths and lives of Black males. Curry challenges how we think of and perceive the conditions that actually affect all Black males.

Re Engineering Of Products And Processes

Author: Federico Rotini
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447140176
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Whilst previous methods for business process reengineering have focused on time and cost reduction policies to preserve competitive services and products, Re-engineering of Products and Processes: How to Achieve Global Success in the Changing Marketplace presents a new approach which aims to include aspects that impact the customer perceived value. This method supports business reengineering initiatives by identifying process bottlenecks as well as new products and services viable to overcome market competition. This original approach is described step-by-step, explaining the theory through examples of performable tasks and the selection of relevant tools according to the nature of the problem. Supported by illustrations, tables and diagrams, Re-engineering of Products and Processes: How to Achieve Global Success in the Changing Marketplace clearly explains a method which is then applied to several case studies across different industrial sectors. Re-engineering of Products and Processes: How to Achieve Global Success in the Changing Marketplace provides a scientific reference for researchers and PhD students working in several fields of the Industrial Engineering: mechanical, electric, electronic sectors and, more in general, all the industrial areas where there are needs to design innovative products. The step-by-step description on how to employ the proposed method and its application to practical examples, make the book a key resource for industry consultants and managers who look to increase the value of their products and services for new and existing customers.

Routes And Roots

Author: Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824834720
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Frantz Fanon Psychiatry And Politics

Author: Nigel C. Gibson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International
ISBN: 9781786600943
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The revolutionary and psychiatrist Frantz Fanon was a foundational figure in postcolonial and decolonial thought and practice, yet his medical work still has only been studied peripherally. That is partly because most of his psychiatry writings have remained untranslated. With a focus on Fanon's key psychiatry texts, Frantz Fanon: Psychiatry and Politics considers Fanon's medical writings as materials anticipating as well as accompanying Fanon's better known work, written between 1952 and 1961 (Black Skin, White Masks, A Dying Colonialism, Toward the African Revolution, The Wretched of the Earth). Both clinical and political, they draw on another notion of psychiatry that intersects history, ethnology, philosophy, and psychoanalysis. The authors argue that Fanon's work inaugurates a critical ethnopsychiatry based on a new concept of culture (anchored to historical events, particular situations, and lived experience) and on the relationship between the psychological and the cultural. Thus, Gibson and Beneduce contend that Fanon's clinical writings also express Fanon's wish, as he puts it in The Wretched of the Earth, to "develop a new way of thinking, not only for us but for humanity."

Ontologized Ethics

Author: Elvis Imafidon
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739185047
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Ontologized Ethics is a collection of essays in meta-ethics with an emphasis on philosophical discourse in the African context. It focuses primarily on the extent to which metaphysical beliefs may or may not justify moral beliefs, thereby revisiting the issue of the ‘is-ought’ relationship.

From Betty Crocker To Feminist Food Studies

Author: Arlene Voski Avakian
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9781558495111
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Sheds light on the history of food, cooking, and eating. This collection of essays investigates the connections between food studies and women's studies. From women in colonial India to Armenian American feminists, these essays show how food has served as a means to assert independence and personal identity.

Empires Of The Silk Road

Author: Christopher I. Beckwith
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400829941
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The first complete history of Central Eurasia from ancient times to the present day, Empires of the Silk Road represents a fundamental rethinking of the origins, history, and significance of this major world region. Christopher Beckwith describes the rise and fall of the great Central Eurasian empires, including those of the Scythians, Attila the Hun, the Turks and Tibetans, and Genghis Khan and the Mongols. In addition, he explains why the heartland of Central Eurasia led the world economically, scientifically, and artistically for many centuries despite invasions by Persians, Greeks, Arabs, Chinese, and others. In retelling the story of the Old World from the perspective of Central Eurasia, Beckwith provides a new understanding of the internal and external dynamics of the Central Eurasian states and shows how their people repeatedly revolutionized Eurasian civilization. Beckwith recounts the Indo-Europeans' migration out of Central Eurasia, their mixture with local peoples, and the resulting development of the Graeco-Roman, Persian, Indian, and Chinese civilizations; he details the basis for the thriving economy of premodern Central Eurasia, the economy's disintegration following the region's partition by the Chinese and Russians in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the damaging of Central Eurasian culture by Modernism; and he discusses the significance for world history of the partial reemergence of Central Eurasian nations after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Empires of the Silk Road places Central Eurasia within a world historical framework and demonstrates why the region is central to understanding the history of civilization.

The African Abroad Volume 1

Author: William Henry Ferris
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ISBN: 9781935721666
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Sometimes groundbreaking literary pieces of the past have hidden jewels that must be revisited by forthcoming generations, as is the case with pastor, Ivy League scholar, and unconventional revolutionary William Henry Ferris' book, The African Abroad. Written almost a century ago, Ferris challenges societal norms in the fields of history, theology, philosophy as it pertains to Black people and those of African descent. Considered as one of the founding fathers of African studies, Ferris expounds on the history of familiar and not so familiar great Black men around the globe as well as the African ancestry of great historical figures such as Aesop, Hannibal Barca, Russian author Alexander Pushkin, and even founding father Alexander Hamilton. In Volume One, Ferris explores theology, particularly the idea of God's personification as man himself; Black leadership, particularly regarding the strengths and shortcomings of W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington; and Black identity in America. He concludes Volume One with a foray into African history and the African presence in ancient civilizations throughout the world.