Names We Call Home: Autobiography on Racial Identity, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Names We Call Home

Autobiography on Racial Identity, 1st Edition

Edited by Becky Thompson, Sangeeta Tyagi


328 pages

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pub: 1995-12-27
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Names We Call Home is a ground-breaking collection of essays which articulate the dynamics of racial identity in contemporary society. The first volume of its kind, Names We Call Home offers autobiographical essays, poetry, and interviews to highlight the historical, social, and cultural influences that inform racial identity and make possible resistance to myriad forms of injustice.


"This is not a woe-is-me, tear-jerking collection: It is a dynamic call to action. The many different stories illuminate options, real possibilities for real people to develop strategies to navigate the racist shoals in today's shallow cultural waters. What makes this book groundbreaking are the ways in which the editors use personal stories to validate cultural theory." -- Middletown Press

About the Editors

Becky Thompson teaches African American Studies and Sociology at Wesleyan University. Sangeeta Tyagi is Director at the Exploration Summer Program, a curricular and co-curricular summer program for high school students.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General