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Retrieving the Human
Retrieving the Human (October 2014)
Reading Paul Gilroy
Rebecka Rutledge Fisher - Editor
Jay Garcia - Editor

An interdisciplinary consideration of Paul Gilroy’s contributions to cultural theory and understandings of modernity.

In the more than twenty years since the publication of his book The Black Atlantic, Paul Gilroy has become a leading Afro-European intellectual whose work in the cultural studies of race has influenced a number of fields and made the study of black Atlantic literatures and cultures ...(Read More)
 
 
A Pedagogy of Witnessing
A Pedagogy of Witnessing (August 2014)
Curatorial Practice and the Pursuit of Social Justice
Roger I. Simon - Author

Explores the curating of “difficult knowledge” through the exhibition of lynching photographs in contemporary museums.

This outstanding comparative study on the curating of “difficult knowledge” focuses on two museum exhibitions that presented the same lynching photographs. Through a detailed description of the exhibitions and drawing on interviews with museum staff and visitor comments, Rog...(Read More)
 
 
Inside Ocean Hill–Brownsville
Inside Ocean Hill–Brownsville (August 2014)
A Teacher's Education, 1968-69
Charles S. Isaacs - Author

SILVER MEDALIST - 2014 ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award in the Education Category

The story of an Ocean Hill–Brownsville teacher who crossed picket lines during the racially charged New York City teachers’ strike of 1968.

In 1968 the conflict that erupted over community control of the New York City public schools was centered in the black and P...(Read More)
 
 
Habitations of the Veil
Habitations of the Veil (July 2014)
Metaphor and the Poetics of Black Being in African American Literature
Rebecka Rutledge Fisher - Author

A hermeneutical study of metaphor in African American literature.

In Habitations of the Veil, Rebecka Rutledge Fisher uses theory implicit in W. E. B. Du Bois’s use of metaphor to draw out and analyze what she sees as a long tradition of philosophical metaphor in African American literature. She demonstrates how Olaudah Equiano, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and R...(Read More)
 
 
Passing Interest
Passing Interest (July 2014)
Racial Passing in US Novels, Memoirs, Television, and Film, 1990-2010
Julie Cary Nerad - Editor

Explores how the trope of racial passing continues to serve as a touchstone for gauging public beliefs and anxieties about race in this multiracial era.

The first volume to focus on the trope of racial passing in novels, memoirs, television, and films published or produced between 1990 and 2010, Passing Interest takes the scholarly conversation on passing into the twenty-first century. With contributors ...(Read More)
 
 
The Demise of the Inhuman
The Demise of the Inhuman (July 2014)
Afrocentricity, Modernism, and Postmodernism
Ana Monteiro-Ferreira - Author
Molefi Kete Asante - Foreword by

2015 Best Scholarly Book Award, presented by the Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement

Employs a critical Afrocentric reading of Western constructions of knowledge so as to overcome the dehumanizing tendencies of modernity.

Afrocentricity is the most intellectually dominant idea in the African world, one that is having a growing impact on social science discourse. Thi...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Banneker
Beyond Banneker (June 2014)
Black Mathematicians and the Paths to Excellence
Erica N. Walker - Author

An in-depth look at the lives, experiences, and professional careers of Black mathematicians in the United States.

Erica N. Walker presents a compelling story of Black mathematical excellence in the United States. Much of the research and discussion about Blacks and mathematics focuses on underachievement; by documenting in detail the experiences of Black mathematicians, this book broadens significantly the knowl...(Read More)
 
 
Black Passports
Black Passports (June 2014)
Travel Memoirs as a Tool for Youth Empowerment
Stephanie Y. Evans - Author

A resource guide that uses African American memoir to address a variety of issues related to mentoring and curriculum development.

In this resource guide for fostering youth empowerment, Stephanie Y. Evans offers creative commentary on two hundred autobiographies that contain African American travel memoirs of places around the world. The narratives are by such well-known figures as Frederick Douglass, W. E....(Read More)
 
 
Repositioning Race
Repositioning Race (May 2014)
Prophetic Research in a Postracial Obama Age
Sandra L. Barnes - Editor
Zandria F. Robinson - Editor
Earl Wright II - Editor

Examines the progress of and obstacles faced by African Americans in twenty-first-century America.

In Repositioning Race, leading African American sociologists assess the current state of race theory, racial discrimination, and research on race in order to chart a path toward a more engaged public scholarship. They contemplate not only the paradoxes of Black freedom but also the paradoxes of equality and ...(Read More)
 
 
American Dolorologies
American Dolorologies (April 2014)
Pain, Sentimentalism, Biopolitics
Simon Strick - Author

Offers a critical history of the role of pain, suffering, and compassion in democratic culture.

American Dolorologies presents a theoretically sophisticated intervention into contemporary equations of subjectivity with trauma. Simon Strick argues against a universalism of pain and instead foregrounds the intimate relations of bodily affect with racial and gender politics. In concise and original readings ...(Read More)
 
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