Black Studies Products

  • African American Children in American Political Life

    The Literature and Politics of the Impossible

    By Myisha Priest

    This book explores the ways that figures of Black children and writing for them articulate complex and contested notions of justice arising from the entanglements of black freedom and black subjection, articulations made material in spectacular performances on the political stage. Connecting…

    Hardback – 2016-04-15 
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Race Matters, Animal Matters

    Fugitive Humanism in African America, 1838-1934

    By Lindgren Johnson

    This book challenges the grand narrative of African American studies: that African Americans rejected racist associations of blackness and animality through a disassociation from animality. Taking an animal studies approach to texts written by Frederick Douglass, Charles Chesnutt, Ida B.…

    Hardback – 2016-01-01
    Routledge
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • Routledge Companion to Christianity in Africa

    Edited by Elias Kifon Bongmba

    The Routledge Companion to Christianity in Africa offers a multi-disciplinary analysis of the Christian tradition across the African continent and throughout a long historical span. The volume offers historical and thematic essays tracing the introduction of Christianity in Africa, as well as its…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion Companions

  • Representations of Black Women in the Media

    The Damnation of Black Womanhood

    By Marquita Marie Gammage

    In 1920 W.E.B. Du Bois cited the damnation of women as linked to the devaluation of motherhood. This dilemma, he argues, had a crushing blow on Black women as they were forced into slavery. Black womanhood, portrayed as hypersexual by nature, became an enduring stereotype which did not coincide…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • Conservatism in the Black Community

    To the Right and Misunderstood

    By Angela K. Lewis

    Conservatism in the Black Community examines the contemporary meanings of Black Conservatism and its influence on black political behavior, providing a basis for understanding the impact this phenomenon has on black political behavior. Lewis analyzes conservatism within the black ideological…

    Paperback – 2015-10-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • The Post-Racial Society is Here

    Recognition, Critics and the Nation-State

    By Wilbur C. Rich

    In a provocative and controversial analysis, Wilbur C. Rich’s The Post-Racial Society is Here conclusively demonstrates that nation is in midst of a post-racial society. Yet many Americans are skeptical of this fundamental social transformation. The failure of recognition is related to the remnants…

    Paperback – 2015-09-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • The Myth of Post-Racialism in Television News

    By Libby Lewis

    This book explores the written and unwritten requirements Black journalists face in their efforts to get and keep jobs in television news. Informed by interviews with journalists themselves, Lewis examines how raced Black journalists and their journalism organizations process their circumstances…

    Hardback – 2015-09-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • Blacks, Mulattos, and the Dominican Nation

    By Franklin J. Franco

    Blacks, Mulattos, and the Dominican Nation is the first English translation of the classic text Los negros, los mulatos y la nación dominicana by esteemed Dominican scholar Franklin J. Franco. Published in 1969, this book was the first systematic work on the role of Afro-descendants in Dominican…

    Paperback – 2015-05-08
    Routledge
    Classic Knowledge in Dominican Studies

  • Representing the Black Female Subject in Western Art

    By Charmaine A. Nelson

    This book offers the first concentrated examination of the representation of the black female subject in Western art through the lenses of race/color and sex/gender. Charmaine A. Nelson poses critical questions about the contexts of production, the problems of representation, the pathways of…

    Paperback – 2015-04-23
    Routledge

  • The Hip Hop and Religion Reader

    Edited by Monica R Miller, Anthony B. Pinn

    Edited by two recognized scholars of African-American religion and culture, this reader, the first of its kind, provides the essential texts for an important and emerging field of study – religion and hip hop. Until now, the discipline of religious studies lacked a consistent and coherent text that…

    Paperback – 2014-11-17
    Routledge

  • Race, Gender and the Activism of Black Feminist Theory

    Working with Audre Lorde

    By Suryia Nayak

    Beginning from the premise that psychology needs to be questioned, dismantled and new perspectives brought to the table in order to produce alternative solutions, this book takes an unusual transdisciplinary step into the activism of Black feminist theory. The author, Suryia Nayak, presents a close…

    Paperback – 2014-09-03
    Routledge
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

  • Contemporary Black American Cinema

    Race, Gender and Sexuality at the Movies

    Edited by Mia Mask

    Contemporary Black American Cinema offers a fresh collection of essays on African American film, media, and visual culture in the era of global multiculturalism. Integrating theory, history, and criticism, the contributing authors deftly connect interdisciplinary perspectives from American studies,…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
    Routledge

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