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The Black Studies Reader [Kindle Edition]

Rhoda Barnes , Patrick Bellegarde-Smith , Elsa Barkley Brown , Katie Geneva Cannon , Johnnetta B. Cole , Angela Y. Davis , Ann duCille , Jacqueline Bobo , Cynthia Hudley , Claudine Michel
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  • Print ISBN-10: 0415945534
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0415945530
  • Edition: 1st
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Book Description

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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A marvelous compendium featuring many of the field's most able practitioners. The sprightly essays are fresh and timely. This is black studies for the twenty-first century. The book is a must-have for courses and the scholar's bookshelf, and will appeal to a wide range of general readers.
–Brenda Gayle Plummer, University of Wisconsin, Madison

About the Author

Jacqueline Bobo is Professor and Chair of the Department of Black Studies and Women's Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Cynthia Hudley is Professor in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California Santa Barbara. Claudine Michel is Professor of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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  • File Size: 6266 KB
  • Print Length: 504 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0415945534
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1st edition (March 18, 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00193WDOI
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5.0 out of 5 stars From the Publisher & a Synopsis October 4, 2005

"Black Studies emerged from the tumultuous social and civil rights movements of the 1960s and empowered African Americans to look at themselves in new ways and pass on a dignified version of Black history. However, it also enriched traditional disciplines in profound and significant ways. Proponents of Black and Ethnic Studies confronted the false notion that scholarly investigations were objective and unbiased explorations of the range of human knowledge, history, creativity, artistry, and scientific discovery. As they protested against hegemonic notions like 'universal' psychology and re-evaluated canonical texts in literature, a new model of academic inquiry evolved: one committed to serving a range of populations, that critiqued traditional politics, culture, and social affairs, and worked with activist energy for the transformation of the existing social order."


"In 32 articles, leading scholars examine what the editors call the 'socially engaged field' of Black studies. They examine the evolution of consciousness, feminist resistance, and the representation of Black men, as well as the conceptualization of culture and ideology. They also examine Black sexuality, education and religion by analyzing autonomy, subjectivity, the pedagogy and practice of education, and the role of faith in Black life. A selected bibliography is included."--Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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