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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)
 
 
John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, and the Politics of Ethnic Incorporation and Avoidance
John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, and the Politics of Ethnic Incorporation and Avoidance (March 2013)
Robert C. Smith - Author

Fascinating look at the challenges faced by John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama in their quests to win the presidency.

Political analysts and journalists often draw analogies between John F. Kennedy, the first Catholic Irish president, and Barack Obama, the first African American president. Their election to the nation’s highest office was historic, but for reasons not fully appreciated. In John F. Kenned...(Read More)
 
 
Conservatism and Racism, and Why in America They Are the Same
Conservatism and Racism, and Why in America They Are the Same (September 2010)
Robert C. Smith - Author

Systematically illustrates the inescapable racism of American conservatism.

In this provocative, wide-ranging study, Robert C. Smith contends that ideological conservatism and racism are and always have been equivalent in the United States. In this carefully constructed and thoroughly documented philosophical, historical, and empirical inquiry, Smith analyzes conservative ideas from John Locke to William F. B...(Read More)
 
 
Battered Black Women and Welfare Reform
Battered Black Women and Welfare Reform (August 2006)
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Dana-Ain Davis - Author

Examines the consequences of welfare reform for Black women fleeing domestic violence.

This timely and compelling ethnography examines the impact of welfare reform on women seeking to escape domestic violence. Dana-Ain Davis profiles twenty-two women, thirteen of whom are Black, living in a battered women’s shelter in a small city in upstate New York. She explores the contradictions between welfare reform&rsqu...(Read More)
 
 
Devolution and Black State Legislators
Devolution and Black State Legislators (July 2006)
Challenges and Choices in the Twenty-first Century
Tyson King-Meadows - Author
Thomas F. Schaller - Author

Comprehensive study of the state of black state legislative politics.

Devolution and Black State Legislators examines whether black state legislators can produce qualitative gains in the substantive representation of black interests. Once a battle cry by southern conservatives, “new federalism” has shifted power from Washington to the respective state governments and, ironically, has done so as ...(Read More)
 
 
The Transformation of Plantation Politics
The Transformation of Plantation Politics (July 2006)
Black Politics, Concentrated Poverty, and Social Capital in the Mississippi Delta
Sharon D. Wright Austin - Author

Examines the political and economic changes of recent decades in the Mississippi Delta.

The Transformation of Plantation Politics explores the effects of black political exclusion, the sharecropping system, and white resistance on the Mississippi Delta’s current economic and political situation. Sharon D. Wright Austin’s extensive interviews with residents of the region shed light on the transforma...(Read More)
 
 
Electoral Politics Is Not Enough
Electoral Politics Is Not Enough (January 2006)
Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Urban Politics
Peter F. Burns - Author

Examines how and why government leaders understand and respond to African Americans and Latinos in northeastern cities with strong political traditions.

Focusing on four medium-sized northeastern cities with strong political traditions, Electoral Politics Is Not Enough analyzes conditions under which white leaders respond to and understand minority interests. Peter F. Burns argues that conventional explanations, in...(Read More)

 
 
Politics in the New South
Politics in the New South (September 2005)
Representation of African Americans in Southern State Legislatures
Charles E. Menifield - Editor
Stephen D. Shaffer - Editor

2006 V.O. Key Award presented by the Southern Political Science Association

Documents political advances made by African Americans in the South over the last twenty-five years.

This authoritative study of contemporary state legislatures in the South provides a fascinating account of how African Americans have achieved noticeable political power since the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965....(Read More)
 
 
Desegregating the City
Desegregating the City (May 2005)
Ghettos, Enclaves, and Inequality
David P. Varady - Editor

Multidisciplinary perspectives on segregation in the United States and other developed countries.

Desegregating the City takes a global, multidisciplinary look at segregation and the strengths and weaknesses of different antisegregation strategies in the United States and other developed countries. In contrast to previous works focusing exclusively on racial ghettos (products of coercion), this book also disc...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Ethnicity, and the Politics of City Redistricting
Race, Ethnicity, and the Politics of City Redistricting (March 2004)
Minority-Opportunity Districts and the Election of Hispanics and Blacks to City Councils
Joshua G. Behr - Author

Nationwide study of the proposal and adoption of minority-opportunity districts at the local level.

Why do cities with similar minority populations vary greatly in the adoption of minority-opportunity districts and, by extension, differ in the number of elected Hispanic and black representatives? Through in-depth research of the districting processes of more than 100 cities, Race, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Cit...(Read More)
 
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