Confronting the American Dilemma of Race: The Second Generation of Black American Sociologists / Edition 1

Confronting the American Dilemma of Race: The Second Generation of Black American Sociologists / Edition 1

by Robert E. Washington
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761822909

ISBN-13: 9780761822905

Pub. Date: 08/15/2002

Publisher: University Press of America

Trained between 1930 and 1950, the second generation of black sociologists embraced an assimilations theoretical perspective, yet maintained a distinctive worldview, argue Washington (sociology, Bryn Mawr College) and Cunnigen (sociology, U. of Rhode Island). They present six profiles of some lesser-known sociologists alongside four theoretical papers assessing the…  See more details below

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Trained between 1930 and 1950, the second generation of black sociologists embraced an assimilations theoretical perspective, yet maintained a distinctive worldview, argue Washington (sociology, Bryn Mawr College) and Cunnigen (sociology, U. of Rhode Island). They present six profiles of some lesser-known sociologists alongside four theoretical papers assessing the social role of the second-generation black sociologists. The editor argues that the acceptance of white liberalism by black sociologists has been a failure and that a genuine black sociology, rooted in the experience of black people, needs to take its place and be communicated broadly to the wider black community. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761822905
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
08/15/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 8.54(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Listing of Figures
Introduction: Second Generation Black Sociologists Discover a "Place" in American Sociology
Pt. 1Conflicting Conceptions of the Turf: Theoretical Debates about the Social Role of Black Sociologists1
Ch. 1The Contributions of Blacks to Sociological Knowledge: A Problem of Theory and Role to 19503
Ch. 2On Reconsidering Park, Johnson, DuBois, Frazier, and Reid: Reply to Benjamin Bowser's "The Contributions of Blacks to Sociological Knowledge"21
Ch. 3Classical Black Sociologists and Social Theory: Anatomy of a Controversy49
Ch. 4The Negro Problem and the Character of the Black Community: Charles Johnson, E. Franklin Frazier, and the Constitution of a Black Sociological Tradition, 1920-193571
Ch. 5The Idea of Black Sociology: Its Cultural and Political Significance109
Pt. 2Outside the Spotlight: Case Studies of Lesser Known Black Sociological Careers123
Ch. 6Studies of the African Diaspora: The Work and Reflections of St. Clair Drake127
Ch. 7Retrospective on St. Clair Drake159
Ch. 8Horace Cayton: Reflections on an Unfulfilled Sociological Career175
Ch. 9Walter R. Chivers: An Advocate of Situation Sociology201
Ch. 10Using Pragmatist Sociology for Praxis: The Career of Charles H. Parrish213
Ch. 11Daniel C. Thompson and Butler A. Jones: A Comparison of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sociology233
Pt. 3Conclusion: An Overview on the Black Intellectual Encounter with Sociology329
Ch. 12Sociology by Blacks versus Black Sociology: Revisioning Black American Social Reality331
Notes on the Contributors

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