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The Resource The invention of Africa : gnosis, philosophy, and the order of knowledge, V.Y. Mudimbe

The invention of Africa : gnosis, philosophy, and the order of knowledge, V.Y. Mudimbe

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The invention of Africa : gnosis, philosophy, and the order of knowledge
Title
The invention of Africa
Title remainder
gnosis, philosophy, and the order of knowledge
Statement of responsibility
V.Y. Mudimbe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is the meaning of Africa and being an African? What is and what is not African philosophy? Is philosophy part of Africanism? These are the kinds of fundamental questions that this book addresses. V. Y. Mudimbe argues that the various discourses themselves establish the worlds of thought in which people conceive their identity. Western anthropology and missionaries have introduced distortions not only for outsiders but also for Africans trying to understand themselves. Mudimbe goes beyond the classic issues of African anthropology or history. He says that the book attempts an archeology of African gnosis as a system of knowledge in which major philosophical questions recently have arisen: first, concerning the form, the content, and the style of Africanizing knowledge; second, concerning the status of traditional systems of thought. He is directly concerned with the processes of transformation of different types of knowledge." -- Book cover
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mudimbe, V. Y.
Dewey number
199/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
B5310
LC item number
.M84 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
African systems of thought
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy, African
  • Knowledge, Theory of
Label
The invention of Africa : gnosis, philosophy, and the order of knowledge, V.Y. Mudimbe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 205-232
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
INTRODUCTION --- I. Discourse of power and knowledge of otherness --- II. Questions of method --- III. The Power of speech --- IV. E.W. Blyden's legacy and questions --- V. The Patience of philosophy --- Conclusion: The geography of a discourse
Control code
16351635
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780253204684
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
87045324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1111133
Label
The invention of Africa : gnosis, philosophy, and the order of knowledge, V.Y. Mudimbe
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 205-232
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
INTRODUCTION --- I. Discourse of power and knowledge of otherness --- II. Questions of method --- III. The Power of speech --- IV. E.W. Blyden's legacy and questions --- V. The Patience of philosophy --- Conclusion: The geography of a discourse
Control code
16351635
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780253204684
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
87045324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1111133

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