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- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 33.99
Absent fathers and households headed by single mothers are frequently blamed for the poor quality of life of African-American children. This book challenges these assumptions, arguing that they are largely an unfair reflection of non-working class white American values. Hamer places the behaviors of black non-custodial fathers in their social, political,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 20.95
According to the Washington Post , no one who cares about contemporary African-American cultures can ignore bell hooks' electrifying feminist explorations. Targeting cultural icons as diverse as Madonna and Spike Lee, Outlaw Culture presents a collection of essays that pulls no punches. As hooks herself notes, interrogations of popular culture... more...
- Northeastern University Press 2011; US$ 12.99
This lively and thoughtful book explores what it means to be black in an allegedly postracial America more...
- Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 15.99
The ?Strong Black Woman? has been a part of mainstream culture for centuries, as a myth, a goddess, a positive role model, a stereotype, and as a burden. In Fierce Angels , Sheri Parks explores the concept of the Strong Black Woman, its influence on people of all races, and the ways in which black women respond to and are affected by this image.... more...
- UPA 1994; US$ 69.99
Camille O. Cosby presents a startling examination of how young African-Americans are dramatically impacted by the pervasive negative images of their culture that are regularly portrayed on television. Dr. Cosby shows how American media establishments have engineered a climate of ignorance and disenfranchisement by fostering misinformation and indifference. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
The traditional assumption today about race is that it is not political; that it has no political content and is a matter of individual beliefs and attitudes. In Race and the Politics of the Exception , Utz McKnight argues that race is in fact political and defines how it functions as a politics in the United States. McKnight organizes his book... more...
- AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 34.99
In Black Intimacies: A Gender Perspective on Families and Relationships, Shirley A. Hill applies a gender lens to the multiple systems of oppression that have shaped the lives of African American women and men. This book will be useful to students and instructors of African American Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Marriage and Family,... more...
- University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95
Moves beyond broad generalizations concerning black life during Reconstruction in order to address the varied experiences of freed slaves across the South. This collection examines urban unrest in New Orleans and Wilmington, North Carolina, loyalty among former slave owners and slaves in Mississippi, armed insurrection along the Georgia coast, racial... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 38.99
Contemporary Controversies and the American Racial Divide is a detailed study of some of the most racially divisive issues America has encountered in the past decade. Smith and Seltzer employ more than forty surveys to explore race-based public opinion differences on high-profile controversies including the Rodney King and O.J. Simpson cases; the arrest,... more...