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Broadening the Contours in the Study of Black Politics
Citizenship and Popular Culture

ISBN 9781412862417
Published November 30, 2015 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

Broadening the Contours in the Study of Black Politics, volume 17 of the National Political Science Review (NPSR), is divided thematically into two books, available separately or as a set. The first concentrates on the institutional aspects of Black politics. The second book addresses various dimensions of social capital that constitute the fundamental building blocks of Black politics. Each contains peer-reviewed articles, a symposium section, and book reviews, as well as other featured sections.

Together, these books build on the previous NPSR volume, Black Women in Politics. The symposium in Volume 17:1 examines the struggle of Black women, both in the political science discipline and in getting their work published. In the symposium section of Volume 17:2, members of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists carry on a revealing conversation about the dilemmas of professional life for Black women in political science.

The set also contains a section called "Trends," which offers data to use as starting points for discussions in teaching, on professional panels, or in the mass media, regarding the new versions of the Voting Rights Act after the Shelby County v. Holder decision of 2013. Both volumes 17:1 and 17:2 contain rigorously vetted articles on significant themes in the study of Black politics. This set represents the most recent offering in the distinguished National Political Science Review series.

Table of Contents

Research Articles

"Who Will Survive in America?": Gil Scott-Heron,the Black Radical Tradition, and the Critique ofNeoliberalism
Daniel Robert McClure

Are African Americans Really Americans?:
African American Ambivalence and the Plural SubjectTheory of Political Obligation
Camisha Russell

Ratchet Politics: Moving Beyond Black Women'sBodies to Indict Institutions and Structures
Nadia E. Brown and Lisa Young

Holier than Thou: The Impact of Politico-Economic Equality on Black Spirituality
Major G. Coleman

Symposium II

Black Women Political Scientists at WorkTM: A Conversationwith Nadia Brown and WendySmooth
Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd

Work in Progress

Assessing the Voting Rights Act:Competing Analytical Paradigms
David Blanding


The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Voting Rights Actand the "Quiet Revolution"
B. D'Andra Orey, Gloria J. Billingsley, and Athena M. King

Book Review Forum
Forum on Urban Black Women and the Politics of Resistance,
by Zenzele Isoke

Book Review Forum: Essay 1
Tiffany Willoughby-Herard

Book Review Forum: Essay 2
Duchess Harris

Book Review Forum: Essay 3
Andreana Clay

Book Review Forum: Essay 4
Grace Kyungwon Hong

Book Review Forum: Essay 5
Keisha-Khan Y. Perry

Book Review Forum: Essay 6
Cheryl Flores

Book Review Forum: Essay 7
Khaalidah Sidney

"Making Knowledge without Master's Tools"
Zenzele Isoke Responds

Book Reviews

Duchess Harris, Black Feminist Politicsfrom Kennedy to Obama,
reviewed by Ange-Marie Hancock

Andra Gillespie, The New Black Politician:Cory Booker, Newark, and Post-Racial America,
reviewed by Aiisha Harden Russell

Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd, Gender, Race,and Nationalism in Contemporary Black Politics,
reviewed by Kiana Cox

C. Riley Snorton, Nobody Is Supposed to Know,
reviewed by Saidah K. Isoke

Miriam Jimenez Roman and Juan Flores, eds.,
The [email protected] Reader: History andCulture in the United States,
reviewed by Jennifer Gutierrez

Julia Jordan-Zachery, Black Women,Cultural Images and Social Policy,
reviewed by Stephanie Hicks

A Note on Passing: Michael B. Preston

A Note on Passing: Jewel Limar Prestage

Invitation to the Scholarly Community

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