Black Studies Products

  • Color Matters

    Skin Tone Bias and the Myth of a Postracial America, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kimberly Jade Norwood

    In the United States, as in many parts of the world, people are discriminated against based on the color of their skin. This type of skin tone bias, or colorism, is both related to and distinct from discrimination on the basis of race, with which it is often conflated. Preferential treatment of…

    Paperback – 2013-12-09
    New Directions in American History

  • Suzan-Lori Parks in Person

    Interviews and Commentaries, 1st Edition

    Edited by Philip C Kolin, Harvey Young

    This collection of interviews offers unprecedented insight into the plays and creative works of Suzan-Lori Parks, as well as being an important commentary on contemporary theater and playwriting, from jazz and opera to politics and cultural memory. Suzan-Lori Parks in Person contains 18…

    Paperback – 2013-11-26

  • From Selma to Montgomery

    The Long March to Freedom, 1st Edition

    By Barbara Harris Combs

    On March 7, 1965, a peaceful voting rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama, was met with an unprovoked attack of shocking violence that riveted the attention of the nation. In the days and weeks following "Bloody Sunday," the demonstrators would not be deterred, and thousands of others joined their…

    Paperback – 2013-11-19
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Audience, Agency and Identity in Black Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    By Shawan M. Worsley

    Audience, Agency and Identity in Black Popular Culture analyses black cultural representations that appropriate anti-black stereotypes. Using examples from literature, media, and art, Worsley examines how these cultural products do not rework anti-black stereotypes into seemingly positive images.…

    Paperback – 2013-03-11
    Studies in African American History and Culture

  • Frederick Douglass

    Reformer and Statesman, 1st Edition

    By L. Diane Barnes

    Frederick Douglass was born a slave in Talbot County, Maryland, in February, 1818. From these humble beginnings, Douglass went on to become a world-famous orator, newspaper editor, and champion of the rights of women and African Americans. He was the most prominent African American activist of the…

    Paperback – 2012-08-27
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • Represent

    Art and Identity Among the Black Upper-Middle Class, 1st Edition

    By Patricia A. Banks

    Patricia A. Banks traverses the New York and Atlanta art worlds to uncover how black identities are cultivated through black art patronage. Drawing on over 100 in-depth interviews, observations at arts events, and photographs of art displayed in homes, Banks elaborates a racial identity theory of…

    Paperback – 2012-07-11
    Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

  • Blackness and Transatlantic Irish Identity

    Celtic Soul Brothers, 1st Edition

    By Lauren Onkey

    Blackness and Transatlantic Irish Identity analyzes the long history of imagined and real relationships between the Irish and African-Americans since the mid-nineteenth century in popular culture and literature. Irish writers and political activists have often claimed - and thereby created - a "…

    Paperback – 2012-07-11
    Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

  • Black Politics Today

    The Era of Socioeconomic Transition, 1st Edition

    By Theodore J. Davis Jr.

    The late 1980s ushered in a new era of black politics, the socioeconomic transition era. Coming on the heels of the protest era and politics era, the current stage is characterized by the emergence of a new black middle class that came of age after the Civil Rights struggle. Although class still…

    Paperback – 2011-09-26
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • That's the Joint!

    The Hip-Hop Studies Reader, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Murray Forman, Mark Anthony Neal

    This newly expanded and revised second edition of That's the Joint! brings together the most important and up-to-date hip-hop scholarship in one comprehensive volume. Presented thematically, the selections address the history of hip-hop, identity politics of the "hip-hop nation," debates of "street…

    Paperback – 2011-08-02

  • Sex and Race in the Black Atlantic

    Mulatto Devils and Multiracial Messiahs, 1st Edition

    By Daniel McNeil

    This is the first book to place the self-fashioning of mixed-race individuals in the context of a Black Atlantic. Drawing on a wide range of sources and a diverse cast of characters – from the diaries, letters, novels and plays of femme fatales in Congo and the United States to the advertisements,…

    Paperback – 2011-05-16
    Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora

  • True to the Language Game

    African American Discourse, Cultural Politics, and Pedagogy, 1st Edition

    By Keith Gilyard

    In True to the Language Game, Keith Gilyard, one of the major African American figures to emerge in language and cultural studies, makes his most seminal work available in one volume. This collection of new and previously published essays contains Gilyard’s most relevant scholarly contributions to…

    Paperback – 2011-03-21

  • Africa, Cultural Studies and Difference

    1st Edition

    Edited by Keyan Tomaselli, Handel Kashope Wright

    Cultural Studies has evolved and continues to evolve primarily along regional lines. However uncomfortable this might be, the genie of British cultural studies cannot be returned to the bottle of history. Thus, national versions of cultural studies have arisen in a few African countries. This book…

    Hardback – 2011-02-14

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