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  • The Soul-less Souls of Black Folkby Paul C. Mocombe

    UPA 2008; US$ 29.99

    Paul Mocombe takes on a giant of black sociology, Dr. William Du Bois, challenging his famous thesis in the Souls of Black Folk. Proposing an original socio-historic interpretation of black consciousness, Mocombe offers an engaging, combative and insightful theory vital for considering the state of black America today. more...

  • The Vodou Ethic and the Spirit of Communismby Paul C. Mocombe

    UPA 2016; US$ 28.99

    Using a variant of structuration theory, what Paul C. Mocombe calls phenomenological structuralism, this work explores and highlights how the African religion of Vodou and its ethic gave rise to the Haitian spirit of communism and the ?counter-plantation system? (Jean Casimir?s term) in the provinces and mountains of Haiti. more...

  • The Oppositional Culture Theoryby Paul C. Mocombe; Carol Tomlin

    UPA 2010; US$ 35.99

    This book explores the black/white achievement gap in America and Great Britain, gaining understanding through black bourgeois living and the labeled pathologies of the black underclass, and arguing that the social functions of the dominating black consciousness are the locus of causality for the achievement gap. more...

  • Language, Literacy, and Pedagogy in Postindustrial Societiesby Paul C. Mocombe; Carol Tomlin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    In postindustrial economies such as the United States and Great Britain, the black/white achievement gap is perpetuated by an emphasis on language and language skills, with which black American and black British-Caribbean youths often struggle. This work analyzes the nature of educational pedagogy in the contemporary capitalist world-system under... more...

  • Jesus and the Streetsby Paul C. Mocombe; Carol Tomlin; Victoria Showunmi

    UPA 2015; US$ 26.99

    Against John Ogbu?s oppositional culture theory and Claude Steele?s disidentification hypothesis, this book offers a more appropriate structural Marxian hermeneutical framework for contextualizing, conceptualizing, and evaluating the locus of causality for the black male/female intra-racial gender academic achievement gap in the United States of... more...

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