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African American Criminological Thought
African American Criminological Thought (October 2000)
Helen Taylor Greene - Author
Shaun L. Gabbidon - Author
Julius Debro - Foreword by

Examines African American contributions, both historical and contemporary, to criminological thought.

This landmark book presents the contributions of African Americans past and present to understanding crime, criminological theory, and the administration of justice. The authors devote individual chapters to African American pioneers Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W. E. B. Du Bois, E. Franklin Frazier, and Monroe N. Work, and con...(Read More)
 
 
Selfish Gifts
Selfish Gifts (June 2000)
Senegalese Women's Autobiographical Discourses
Lisa McNee - Author

Winner of the Joel Gregory Prize 2000, presented by the Canadian Association of African Studies
Investigates the politics and poetics of women's gendered identity in West Africa.

Offering Senegalese women's autobiographical discourses as an original contribution to the critical debate about identity and self-representation, Lisa McNee asks how Senegalese women represent themselves, rather than asking who has t...(Read More)
 
 
Advances in African Linguistics
Advances in African Linguistics (January 2000)
Vicki Carstens - Editor
Frederick Parkinson - Editor

A selection of papers presented at the 28th Annual Conference on African Linguistics.

This volume contains a selection of the papers presented at the 28th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, which took place at Cornell University from July 18–22, 1997. The editors have sought to include works which make both theoretical and descriptive contributions to this rich area of study.

The ...(Read More)
 
 
Hardened Images
Hardened Images (January 2000)
The Western Media and the Marginalization of Africa
Asgede Hagos - Author

Examines the nature of the interplay between the U.S. press and the American state on Africa, with a special focus on its armed struggles waged to complete the decolonization process.

Africa, the most central of the major regions of the world, is at present languishing on the margins of the global political and economic system. The continent, which constitutes the second largest major region in the world, with a...(Read More)
 
 
This Is No Place for a Woman
This Is No Place for a Woman (January 2000)
Nadine Gordimer, Na Yantara Sahgal, Buchi Emecheta, and the Politics of Gender
Joya Uraizee - Author

Surveys the works of three important female writers of postcolonial societies.

This is an analytical survey of the works of three notable female writers of postcolonial societies: South Africa’s Nadine Gordimer, India’s Nayantara Sahgal, and Nigeria’s Buchi Emecheta. The author contends that the three novelistis tend to subsume social and economic categorizations under one dominant mode. For Gor...(Read More)
 
 
The Peppers, Cracklings, and Knots of Wool Cookbook
The Peppers, Cracklings, and Knots of Wool Cookbook (October 1999)
The Global Migration of African Cuisine
Diane M. Spivey - Author

"According to the philosopher Bertrand Russell, civilization was born out of the pursuit of luxury. Food is not only a basic for survival, it is also a major theme in civilization. This book introduces us to Africa's contribution to an emerging global cuisine." -- Ali A. Mazrui, Director, Institute of Global Cultural Studies

"I have been studying African culture for more than half a century, and know of nothing in the field of food and c...(Read More)
 
 
Afrikan Mothers
Afrikan Mothers (July 1998)
Bearers of Culture, Makers of Social Change
Nah Dove - Author

Tells the story of some Afrikan mothers who, under European domination with the United States and the United Kingdom, have struggled to survive and maintain their (and their children's) cultural identities within European-oriented societies.

"Afrikan Mothers
provides a unique and powerful account of Afrikan women's attempts to challenge and resist contemporary conditions, particularly in relation to racism, schooling, and education. Na...(Read More)
 
 
Globalization and Survival in the Black Diaspora
Globalization and Survival in the Black Diaspora (July 1997)
The New Urban Challenge
Charles Green - Editor

Links the plight of contemporary urban dwellers of African descent across North America, Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa, examines their coping strategies, and advocates social policies sensitive to their cultural and societal differences.

"The construction of theory about the black experience in the 21st century cannot be grounded solely in the concept of the nation-state. With the transform...(Read More)
 
 
C.L.R. James
C.L.R. James (November 1995)
A Political Biography
Kent Worcester - Author

A fascinating, immensely readable biography of one of the most important radical intellectuals of the twentieth century.

"This biography is an excellent starting point for anyone wishing to understand the extraordinary life and work of C. L. R. James. It is thoroughly researched, based on primary sources as well as a very wide range of secondary materials, and a careful, subtle reading of James'prolific writings; yet it ...(Read More)
 
 
Classroom in Conflict
Classroom in Conflict (September 1994)
Teaching Controversial Subjects in a Diverse Society
John A. Williams - Author

This book transcends recent debates about political correctness to address the underlying problems of teaching controversial subjects in the college and university history classroom. The author criticizes both sides of the debate, rejecting, on the one hand, calls for a uniform, chronological history curriculum and, on the other hand, claims that only ethnic or racial "insiders" are qualified to teach about their communities.
In chapters on colo...(Read More)
 
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