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  • Mothering Rhetorics

    Edited by Lynn O'Brien Hallstein

    Once only a topic among women in the private sphere, motherhood and mothering have become important intellectual topics across academic disciplines. Even so, no book has yet devoted a sustained look at how exploring mothering rhetorics – the rhetorics of reproduction (rhetorics about the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-22 
    Routledge

  • The Black Circuit

    Race, Performance, Spectatorship in Black Popular Theater

    By Rashida Z. Shaw McMahon

    The Black Circuit: Race, Performance, Spectatorship in Black Popular Theater moves black theatrical productions and their audiences from the margins to the center of focus in the first book-length study of "Chitlin Circuit" Theatre, the most popular and controversial form of contemporary black…

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Sociology Re-Wired

  • Feminist Interrogations of Women's Head Hair

    Crown of Glory and Shame

    Edited by Sigal Barak-Brandes, Amit Kama

    Feminist scholarship has looked extensively at the perception of the body as a flexible construction of cultural and social dictates, but head hair has been often overlooked. Feminist Interrogations of Women's Head Hair brings new focus to this underrepresented topic through its intersections with…

    Hardback – 2018-06-07 
    Routledge

  • Empowering Black Youth of Promise

    Education and Socialization in the Village-minded Black Church

    By Sandra L. Barnes, Anne Streaty Wimberly

    Informed by the experiences of 772 Black churches, this book relies on a multidisciplinary, mixed-methodological lens to examine how today’s Black churches address the religious and non-religious educational and broader socialization needs of youth. Drawing from a cultural and ecological framework…

    Paperback – 2018-05-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Education

  • The Psychology of Racial Pride in a Post-Racial World

    The Construction of Black Identity

    By Helen Neville

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    Researching Social Psychology

  • Media Across the African Diaspora

    Content, Audiences, and Influence

    Edited by Omotayo Banjo Adesagba

    This volume gathers scholarship from varying disciplinary perspectives to explore media owned or created by members of the African diaspora, examine its relationship with diasporic audiences, and consider its impact on mainstream culture in general. Contributors highlight creations and…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • On African-American Rhetoric

    By Keith Gilyard, Adam J. Banks

    On African-American Rhetoric traces the arc of strategic language use by African Americans from rhetorical forms such as slave narratives and the spirituals to Black digital expression and contemporary activism. The governing idea is to illustrate the basic call-response process of African–American…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25 
    Routledge

  • Joe Louis

    Sports and Race in Twentieth-Century America

    By Marcy Sacks

    This insightful study offers a fresh perspective on the life and career of champion boxer Joe Louis. The remarkable success and global popularity of the "Brown Bomber" made him a lightning rod for debate over the role and rights of African Americans in the United States. Historian Marcy Sacks…

    Paperback – 2018-04-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • Diversity in Black Greek Letter Organizations

    Breaking the Line

    By Wendy Marie Laybourn, Devon Goss

    Starting in the early twentieth century and still thriving in the contemporary era, Black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) provide social support, networking opportunities, and service for the Black community. Although BGLOs have always been majority-Black organizations, there are small…

    Paperback – 2018-04-13 
    Routledge

  • Marriage in Black

    The Pursuit of Married Life among American-born and Immigrant Blacks

    By Katrina Bell McDonald, Caitlin Cross-Barnet

    Despite the messages we hear from social scientists, policymakers, and the media, black Americans do in fact get married—and many of these marriages last for decades. Marriage in Black offers a progressive perspective on black marriage that rejects talk of black relationship "pathology" in order to…

    Paperback – 2018-03-30 
    Routledge

  • Contesting ‘Race’ and Sport

    Shaming the Colour Line

    By Kevin Hylton

    In the decade since Kevin Hylton’s seminal book ‘Race’ and Sport: Critical Race Theory was published, racialised issues have remained at the forefront of sport and leisure studies. In this important new book, Hylton draws on original research in contemporary contexts, from sport coaching to…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
    Routledge

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