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African-American Studies

  • A Shared Futureby Richard L. Wood; Brad R. Fulton

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Faith-based community organizers have spent decades working for greater equality in American society, and more recently have become significant players in shaping health care, finance, and immigration reform at the highest levels of government. In A Shared Future , Richard L. Wood and Brad R. Fulton draw on a new national study of community organizing... more...

  • Stigma and Cultureby J. Lorand Matory; Thomas P. Gibson

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    In Stigma and Culture , J. Lorand Matory provocatively shows how ethnic identification in the United States?and around the globe?is a competitive and hierarchical process in which populations, especially of historically stigmatized races, seek status and income by dishonoring other stigmatized populations. And there is no better place to see this... more...

  • Check It While I Wreck Itby Gwendolyn D. Pough

    Northeastern University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    Examines how young black women who came of age during the hip-hop era are grappling with the gender politics of a predominately masculine space more...

  • But Some of Us Are Braveby Akasha (Gloria T.) Hull; Patricia Bell-Scott; Barbara Smith; Brittney Cooper

    The Feminist Press at CUNY 2015; US$ 10.95

    This beloved, groundbreaking collection created the necessary coursework to develop the field of black women's studies in the US. 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...

  • What the Eye Hearsby Brian Seibert

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 35.99

    Magisterial, revelatory, and-most suitably-entertaining, What the Eye Hears offers an authoritative account of the great American art of tap dancing. Brian Seibert, a dance critic for The New York Times , begins by exploring tap's origins as a hybrid of the jig and clog dancing from the British Isles and dances brought from Africa by slaves. He... more...

  • Voodoo and Powerby Kodi A. Roberts

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The racialized and exoticized cult of Voodoo occupies a central place in the popular image of the Crescent City. But as Kodi A. Roberts argues in Voodoo and Power , the religion was not a monolithic tradition handed down from African ancestors to their American-born descendants. Instead, a much more complicated patchwork of influences created New... more...

  • Skin Bleaching in Black Atlantic Zonesby Shirley Anne Tate

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book goes beyond low self-esteem and self-hatred as explanations for black people's skin bleaching, lightening and toning and focuses on the continuing colourism in 'post-race' aesthetics in the twenty-first century, exploring racialized gender political and libidinal economies in the Black Atlantic. more...

  • Integrating the Inner Cityby Robert J. Chaskin; Mark L. Joseph

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    For many years Chicago?s looming large-scale housing projects defined the city, and their demolition and redevelopment?via the Chicago Housing Authority?s Plan for Transformation?has been perhaps the most startling change in the city?s urban landscape in the last twenty years. The Plan, which reflects a broader policy effort to remake public housing... more...

  • Alex Haley: And the Books That Changed a Nationby Robert J. Norrell

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    The first biography of the author of Roots and The Autobiography of Malcolm X , two of the most influential books of the 20th century more...