Department

Sociology and Criminal Justice

Additional Department

School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2014

Abstract

This paper "reads" the scholarship of W. E. B. Du Bois and references East African history and historiography, including the broader pan-African tradition of which Du Bois was a leading member. Du Bois and his pan-African colleagues were often more accurate in their analyses and perception of biases and colonial myths than their Western counterparts. What is significant is that biases and myths that existed some fifty or more years before acknowledgement in the academy persist today, which raises important questions about the relationship between epistemology and identity, and between racial consciousness and the politics of academic production.

Journal

Phylon

Journal ISSN

2325-7199

Volume

51

Issue

1

First Page

128

Last Page

144

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Sociology Commons

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