Building intellectual bridges: from African studies and African American studies to Africana studies in the United States

@inproceedings{Zeleza2011BuildingIB,
  title={Building intellectual bridges: from African studies and African American studies to Africana studies in the United States},
  author={Paul Tiyambe Zeleza},
  year={2011}
}
The study of Africa and its peoples in the United States has a complex history. It has involved the study of both an external and internal other, of social realities in Africa and the condition of people of African descent in the United States. This paper traces and examines the complex intellectual, institutional, and ideological histories and intersections of African studies and African American studies. It argues that the two fields were founded by African American scholar activists as part… 
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