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Status and development since emancipation

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  • Racial Innocenceby Robin Bernstein

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 89.00

    Beginning in the mid nineteenth century in America, childhood became synonymous with innocenceoa reversal of the previously- dominant Calvinist belief that children were depraved, sinful creatures. As the idea of childhood innocence took hold, it became racialized: popular culture constructed white children as innocent and vulnerable while excluding... more...

  • Black Coolby Rebecca Walker; Henry Louis Jr. Gates

    Soft Skull Press 2012; US$ 14.95

    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 Michael Eric Dyson Readerby Michael Eric Dyson

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 24.00

    : At last in one place-and in paperback-the best and most important writing from the leading African-American intellectual of his generation. more...

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

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 35.00

    Brian D. Behnken is an associate professor in the Department of History and the U.S. Latino/a Studies Program at Iowa State University. He is the author of Fighting Their Own Battles: Mexican Americans, African Americans, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Texas. more...

  • What It Means to Be Daddyby Jennifer Hamer

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • The Role of Ideas in the Civil Rights Southby Ted Ownby

    University Press of Mississippi 2002; US$ 125.00

    With essays by Tony Badger, David L. Chappell, Elizabeth Jacoway, Richard H. King, Ralph E. Luker, Charles Marsh, Keith D. Miller, Linda Reed, and Lauren F. Winner In the 1950s and 1960s the American South was in upheaval. Brilliant thinkers and writers joined on-the-ground activists to challenge segregation and the South's long established Jim... 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...