New Black Renaissance The Souls Anthology of Critical African-American Studies

ISBN-10: 159451142X
ISBN-13: 9781594511424
Edition: 6th 2006
Authors: Manning Marable
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List price: $49.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Against a backdrop of multiculturalism and Afrocentricity in the intellectual traditions of African-American Studies, this book sets new standards and directions for the future. It is the first book to systematically address the many themes that have changed the political and social landscape for African Americans. Among these changes are new transnational processes of globalization, the devastating impact of neoliberal public policies upon urban minority communities, increasing imprisonment and attendant loss of voting rights especially among black males, the surging of Hispanic population, and widening class differences as deindustrialization, crack cocaine, and gentrification entered urban communities. Marable and a cast of influential contributors suggest that a new beginning is needed for African American scholarship. They explain why Black Studies needs to break its conceptual and thematic limitations, exploring "blackness" in new ways and in different geographic sites. They outline the major intersectionalities that should shape a new Black Studies - the complex relationships between race, gender, sexuality, class and youth. They argue that African-American Studies scholarship must help shape and redirect public policies that affect black communities, working with government, foundations and other private institutions on such issues as housing, health care, and criminal justice.

Manning Marable was born in Dayton, Ohio on May 13, 1950. In 1968, he served as the local black newspaper's correspondent and marched along with thousands of others during the funeral procession for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He received a bachelor's degree from Earlham College in Indiana, a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin and a doctorate from the University of Maryland. He wrote around 20 books during his lifetime including How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America, The Great Wells of Democracy: The Meaning of Race in American Life, Speaking Truth to Power: Essays on Race, Resistance and Radicalism, and Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. He was a professor of African American studies, history, political science and public affairs at Columbia University. He died from complications of pneumonia on April 1, 2011 at the age of 60.

Introduction
Remapping the Black Experience
Rethinking Black Studies
Living Black History: Resurrecting the African-American Intellectual Tradition
Teaching Race and Racism in the Twenty-First Century: Thematic Considerations
Reinterpreting the Past: The New
The Nature of African-American History
Forty Acres, or, An Act of Bad Faith
Black Like Mao: Red China and Black Revolution
Home to Harlem: Yesterday and Today
Losing Ground: Harlem, the War on Drugs, and the Prison Industrial Complex
Toward an Ethnography of a Quotation-Marked-Off Place
Old Constructs, New Contexts
The New Racial Domain
"Good at the Game of Tricknology": Proposition 209 and the Struggle for the Historical Memory of the Civil Rights Movement
Notes on a National Report
Cheap Talk, er, Dialogue
Black Feminist Studies: The New Politics of Gender
Black Feminism and the Challenge of Black Heterosexual Male Desire
Establishing Black Feminism
Working It Off: Welfare Reform, Workfare, and Work Experience Programs in New York City
"It's Not Right but It's Okay": Black Women's R & B and the House That Terry McMillan Built
The Hip-Hop Nation: Black Youth Culture Today
Hip-Hop and the Aesthetics of Criminalization
From Elvis to Eminem: Play That Funky Music, White Boy!
Beyond Traditional Boundaries
Beyond Black and White: Redefining Racialized Identities
Profit, Power, and Privilege: The Racial Politics of Ancestry
The Politics of Studying Whiteness
The Political Economy of Whiteness Studies
Defending Critical Studies of Whiteness but Not Whiteness Studies
The Difference between Whiteness and Whites
Brilliance without Passion: Whiteness Scholarship and the Struggle against Racism
Whiteness: A Mixed Bag
Transnational Blackness: Africa and the African Diaspora, Asia, and Globalization
The Continuity of Struggle: An Interview
The New South Africa and the Process of Transformation
Globalized Punishment, Localized Resistance: Prisons, Neoliberalism, and Empire
Let Us Be Moors: Islam, Race, and "Connected Histories"
The Responsibility of the Critical Black Studies Scholar
Eight Lessons from the Black Front: A Primer
Aftermath
And the Beat Goes On: Challenges Facing Black Intellectuals
A Scholar in Struggle
About the Contributors
Index

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