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  • AfroAsian Encountersby Heike Raphael-Hernandez; Shannon Steen; Vijay Prashad; Gary Okihiro

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    With a Foreword by Vijay Prashad and an Afterword by Gary Okihiro How might we understand yellowface performances by African Americans in 1930s swing adaptations of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado , Paul Robeson's support of Asian and Asian American struggles, or the absorption of hip hop by Asian American youth culture? AfroAsian Encounters... more...

  • Racial Innocenceby Robin Bernstein

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 22.10

    2013 Book Award Winner from the International Research Society in Children's Literature   2012 Outstanding Book Award Winner from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education    2012 Winner of the Lois P. Rudnick Book Prize presented by the New England American Studies Association    2012 Runner-Up, John Hope Franklin Publication... more...

  • The Rodrigo Chroniclesby Richard Delgado

    NYU Press 1996; US$ 23.80

    Richard Delgado is one of the most evocative and forceful voices writing on the subject of race and law in America today. The New York Times has described him as a pioneer of critical race theory, the bold and provocative movement that, according to the Times "will be influencing the practice of law for years to come. " In The Rodrigo Chronicles... more...

  • Black Coolby Rebecca Walker; Henry Louis Jr. Gates

    Soft Skull Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    Black Cool explores the ineffable state and aesthetic of Black Cool. From the effortless reserve of Miles Davis in khakis on an early album cover, to the shock of resistance in black women?s fashion from Angela Davis to Rihanna, to the cadence of poets as diverse as Staceyann Chin and Audre Lorde, Black Cool looks at the roots of Black Cool and... more...

  • The Struggle in Black and Brownby Brian D Behnken; Brian D Behnken

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 35.00

    It might seem that African Americans and Mexican Americans would have common cause in matters of civil rights. This volume, which considers relations between blacks and browns during the civil rights era, carefully examines the complex and multifaceted realities that complicate such assumptions?and that revise our view of both the civil rights struggle... more...

  • What It Means to Be Daddyby Jennifer Hamer

    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...

  • Outlaw Cultureby bell hooks

    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...

  • Black Talk, Blue Thoughts, and Walking the Color Lineby Erin Aubry Kaplan; Michael Eric Dyson

    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...

  • Fierce Angelsby Sheri Parks; Marcia Ann Gillespie

    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...

  • Television's Imageable Influencesby Camille O. Cosby

    UPA 1994; US$ 64.99

    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...