Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought / Edition 1

Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought / Edition 1

by Melissa Victoria Harris-Lacewell
     
 

"While sociologists have produced wonderful ethnographic works on the black community, few have explained the political relevance of discourse in these communities. Harris-Lacewell links public discourse with ideology formation and political behavior in a way that is compelling, new, and important."—Andrea Simpson, University of Richmond, author of The

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"While sociologists have produced wonderful ethnographic works on the black community, few have explained the political relevance of discourse in these communities. Harris-Lacewell links public discourse with ideology formation and political behavior in a way that is compelling, new, and important."—Andrea Simpson, University of Richmond, author of The Tie that Binds

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691126098
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/03/2006
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
916,046
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables ix

List of Figures xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xvii

Chapter One

Everyday Talk and Ideology 1

Chapter Two

Ideology in Action: The Promise of Orange Grove 35

Chapter Three

Black Talk, Black Thought: Evidence in National Data 79

Chapter Four

Policing Conservatives, Believing Feminists: Reactions to Unpopular Ideologies in Everyday Black Talk 110

Appendix 4.1 153

Appendix 4.2 157

Chapter Five

Truth and Soul: Black Talk in the Barbershop Written with Quincy T. Mills 162

Chapter Six

Speaking to, Speaking for, Speaking with: Black Ideological Elites 204

Chapter Seven

Everyday Black Talk at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century 250

Notes 265

Bibliography 287

Index 313

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