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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)
 
 
Palimpsest - Biannual
Palimpsest - Volume #3, Issue #1 (4/2014)
A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting - Editor
Tiffany Ruby Patterson-Myers - Editor

 
 
What Has This Got to Do with the Liberation of Black People?
What Has This Got to Do with the Liberation of Black People? (March 2014)
The Impact of Ronald W. Walters on African American Thought and Leadership
Robert C. Smith - Editor
Cedric Johnson - Editor
Robert G. Newby - Editor

A compelling intellectual and political study of a leading post–civil rights era African American political theorist and strategist.

It is rare that a major leader of a protest movement also becomes an accomplished scholar who provides valuable insight into the movement in which he participated. Yet this was precisely what Ronald W. Walters (1938–2010) did. Born in Wichita, Kansas, the young Walters l...(Read More)
 
 
Uncoupling American Empire
Uncoupling American Empire (January 2014)
Cultural Politics of Deviance and Unequal Difference, 1890-1910
Yu-Fang Cho - Author

A cultural studies consideration of marriage and those considered “deviant” in the nineteenth-century American imagination.

A radical revision of the politics of race and sexuality within racial capitalism, Uncoupling American Empire provides an original cultural genealogy of how the institutionalization of marriage shaped imagined relationships among working people who were seen as sexually devia...(Read More)
 
 
Knowledge, Power, and Black Politics
Knowledge, Power, and Black Politics (January 2014)
Collected Essays
Mack H. Jones - Author

Develops an alternative framework for describing and explaining African American politics and the American political system and applies it to a number of case studies.

Few scholars have influenced the development of the study of black politics as much as Mack H. Jones. Through his writings one can trace the emergence, evolution, and maturation of the scientific study of the field. Knowledge, Power, and Black ...(Read More)
 
 
Oshun's Daughters
Oshun's Daughters (January 2014)
The Search for Womanhood in the Americas
Vanessa K. Valdés - Author

FINALIST - 2015 Albert J. Raboteau Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions, presented by the Journal of Africana Religions

Examines the ways in which the inclusion of African diasporic religious practices serves as a transgressive tool in narrative discourses in the Americas.

Oshun’s Daughters examines representations of African diasporic religi...(Read More)
 
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