Dispatches from the Ebony Tower: Intellectuals Confront the African American Experience

Dispatches from the Ebony Tower: Intellectuals Confront the African American Experience

by Manning Marable
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231114761

ISBN-13: 9780231114769

Pub. Date: 03/23/2000

Publisher: Columbia University Press

What constitutes black studies and where does this discipline stand at the end of the twentieth century? In this wide-ranging and original volume, Manning Marable - one of the leading scholars of African American history - gathers key materials from contemporary thinkers who interrogate the richly diverse content and multiple meanings of the collective experiences of…  See more details below

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What constitutes black studies and where does this discipline stand at the end of the twentieth century? In this wide-ranging and original volume, Manning Marable - one of the leading scholars of African American history - gathers key materials from contemporary thinkers who interrogate the richly diverse content and multiple meanings of the collective experiences of black folk.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231114769
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/23/2000
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Black Studies and the Racial Mountain1
Pt. 1Theorizing the Black World: Race in the Postcolonial, Post-Civil Rights Era
1Toward an Effective Antiracism31
2The Political Moment in Jamaica: The Dimensions of Hegemonic Dissolution52
3Sandoms and Other Exotic Women: Prostitution and Race in the Carribean75
4Race and Revolution in Cuba: African American Perspectives90
5The Fire This Time: Harlem and Its Discontents at the Turn of the Century108
6Crack Cocaine and Harlem's Health121
Pt. 2Mapping African American Studies
7African American Studies and the "Warring Ideals": The Color Line Meets the Borderlands141
8The Future of Black Studies: Political Communities and the "Talented Tenth"153
9Black Studies and the Question of Class158
10Black Studies: A Critical Reassessment162
11Black Studies Revisited171
12Theorizing Black Studies: The Continuing Role of Community Service in the Study of Race and Class177
13A Debate on Activism in Black Studies186
Pt. 3Afrocentricity and Its Critics
14Afrocentricity, Race, and Reason195
15Afrocentrics, Afro-elitists, and Afro-eccentrics: The Polarization of Black Studies Since the Student Struggles of the Sixties204
16Reclaiming Culture: The Dialectics of Identity210
17Afrocentrism, Cultural Nationalism, and the Problem with Essentialist Definitions of Race, Gender, and Sexuality216
18Afrocentricity and the American Dream224
19Multinational, Multicultural America Versus White Supremacy236
Pt. 4Race and Ethnicity in American Life
20The Problematics of Ethnic Studies243
21Prophetic Alternatives: A Conversation with Cornel West265
22Race in American Life: A Conversation with John Hope Franklin280
Contributors301
About the Editor309
Index311

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