Examines how six writers reconfigure African American subjectivity in ways that recall postmodernist theory.
Bridges theory, art, and practice to discuss emerging issues in transnational religious movements in Latina/o and African diasporas.
Explores Black women writers’ treatment of the ancestor figure.
Argues that Paule Marshall’s work collectively constitutes a multigenerational saga of the African diaspora across centuries and continents.
A resource guide that uses African American memoir to address a variety of issues related to mentoring and curriculum development.
Relates Black Freedom Movements to literacy education.
Essays on the civil rights movement outside the South and since the 1960s.
Comprehensive analysis of how Harlem and the Lower East Side have been depicted over the course of the twentieth century in African American and Jewish American literature.
Fascinating look at the challenges faced by John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama in their quests to win the presidency.
Selected essays on radical social change.
Reveals how African Americans used cable television as a means of empowerment.
Analyzes how race and gender intersect in the rhetoric and imagery of popular culture in the early twenty-first century
A reminder that much of the music that drives contemporary music and world culture has Afrocentric origins.
The story of Lucy Diggs Slowe, a pioneering African American figure in sports and education
Explores how the NBA moved to govern black players and the expression of blackness after the “Palace Brawl” of 2004.
Examines the metaphors of the “primitive” and the “industrial” in the rhetoric and imagery of anticapitalist American radical and revolutionary movements.
Reflections by leading Latin American and African American philosophers on their identity within the field of philosophy.
A comprehensive assessment of how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit.
Examines the relationship of lynching to black and white citizenship in the 19th and 20th century U. S. through a focus on historical, visual, cultural, and literary texts.
Collection of Black women’s stories that show how leadership values are transmitted from mothers to daughters
New and selected poems on love, faith, and the African American experience.
Examines why African American women would choose conditions of bondage over individual freedom.
Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy in dialogue.
Investigates race and racism in the U. S. exotic dance industry.
Timely, multidisciplinary analysis of Obama’s presidential campaign, its context, and its impact.
Systematically illustrates the inescapable racism of American conservatism.
A comprehensive assessment of how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit.
Geographical perspectives on the changing patterns of race and ethnicity in the United States.
Offers important new perspectives on the African Diaspora in North America.
Examines how Black girls and women negotiate and resist dominant stereotypes in the context of an Afrocentric youth organization for at-risk girls in the Bay Area.
An interdisciplinary look Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), the first historically Black sorority.
Feminists speak out on race and gender in the 2008 Presidential campaign.
Brings together critical race theory and psychoanalysis to examine African American and other diasporic African cultural texts.
Traces the origins of contemporary analogies between queerness and blackness.
African American women and men share their stories of how feminism has influenced their daily lives.
Considers the past, present, and future of interdisciplinary fields motivated by concerns for social justice.
Examines racial segregation in literature and the cultural legacy of the Jim Crow era.
Philosophical exploration of Jamaica Kincaid’s entire literary oeuvre.
Biography of famous black abolitionist and voting rights advocate, Robert Purvis.
Critical edition of three women’s oral slave narratives.
Looks at town-gown relationships with a focus on African Americans.
Traces a lineage of pro-feminist black men to two early radical proponents of female equality.
Explores how the suffering of African American women has been minimized and obscured in U.S. culture.
Genealogy of the formation of race and gender hierarchies in the U.S.
An in-depth look at the creative writing practices of nine Chicago youths.
Expanded audiobook edition of the widely praised collection of letters to Michelle Obama by African American women
DVD capturing crowd reactions and emotions during the inauguration of Barack Obama on January 20, 2009, in Washington, D. C.
Traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace.
Concise history of the valiant service of New York’s African American soldiers.
Pinpoints the limits of many current globalization theories in challenging racial oppression, and argues instead for local and situated strategies for resisting racism and imperialism.
Examines both the legal and illegal uses of the death penalty in American history.
Disputes standard explanations of police brutality against minority citizens to offer new insights and suggestions on dealing with this problem.
Interview-based study of contemporary African American feminist men.
Juxtaposes the meteoric rise of Barack Obama with far-reaching—and disturbing—shifts in black leadership in post–Civil Rights America.
Explores the theme of aesthetic agency and its potential for social and political progress.
The story of one African American woman’s decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery.
Explores the particulars of minority-serving institutions while also highlighting their interconnectedness.
One man’s account of becoming a feminist professor.
How these two cinemas portray complex and changing notions of national and racial identity.
Explores the role of the literary protest essay in addressing social divisions in the United States.
Examines the political and economic changes of recent decades in the Mississippi Delta.
Leading scholars explore how different forms of ignorance are produced and sustained, and the role they play in knowledge practices.
Offers both a theoretical and concrete example of what W. E. B. Du Bois called “spiritual strivings. ”
One of the most comprehensive books examining the experiences of African Americans throughout the educational enterprise.
Explores the interplay between artistic values and social, political, and moral concerns in writings by African American and Native American women.
Classic history of Ancient Ethiopia, as researched and written by a heralded African American woman activist.
Fourth volume of biographies of African American women community leaders, focusing this time on Oklahoma.
Explores convergences between the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche and African American thought.
Examines the consequences of welfare reform for Black women fleeing domestic violence.
Studies black feminist approaches to political science and African American women as political actors.
Poems of celebration and endurance.
Provides a comparative look at women's texts across the Americas.
Analyzes Black women’s rhetorical strategies in both autobiographical and fictional narratives of slavery.
Documents political advances made by African Americans in the South over the last twenty-five years.
Considers perspectives from a diverse group of women educational researchers of color who center their discussion within the margins rather than from the center.
Traces the origins of Black body politics in the United States and its contemporary manifestations in hip-hop music and film.
Multidisciplinary perspectives on segregation in the United States and other developed countries.
Writings by twentieth-century imprisoned authors examining confinement, enslavement, and political organizing in prison.
Looks at the daily lives of poor people to demonstrate that the poor pay more than others, by both monetary and other measures, to meet basic needs.
This long-awaited revision of a classic work traces the unique development of business enterprises and other community organizations among black Americans from before the Civil War to the present.
Third volume of biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.
Assesses the influence of family and school on African American students' college decision-making processes.
Explores the interdisciplinary dimensions of black studies.
An overview and critical appraisal of the work of influential sociologist and public intellectual William Julius Wilson.
Traces Morrison's theory of African American mothering as it is articulated in her novels, essays, speeches, and interviews.
Nationwide study of the proposal and adoption of minority-opportunity districts at the local level.
A compelling biography of a key figure of the Harlem Renaissance, an eminent Chicago-trained sociologist, and a pioneering race relations leader.
A history of African American presence in the Hudson Valley region from the colonial period to the present.
Second volume of biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.
The first comprehensive study of African American suburban political empowerment.
Biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.
A ground-breaking look at how access to decision making in the public schools can be extended to all, even previously excluded segments of the community.
A groundbreaking treatment of heritage survival in African and African American cooking.
Explores the complex ways in which Blacks and Jews have portrayed each other in recent American literature.
Groundbreaking research on Black political participation and urban race relations on both sides of the Atlantic.
Presents the theoretical dimension of three decades of research on African-derived concepts of helping.
Traces the connection between slavery and the way in which black women fiction writers depict female characters and address gender issues, particularly maternity.
Examines the significant role played by the U. S. Supreme Court in shaping race relations and affecting civil rights in the period between the end of the Civil War and the 1954 Brown decision.
Explores the daily lives of a group of inner city residents, focusing particularly upon their language use and other types of literate strategies used to gain resources, access to social institutions, and respect.
An alternative pedagogical perspective toward the education of Black children is explored through the narratives of five African Canadian women teachers.