Du Bois's Dialectics: Black Radical Politics and the Reconstruction of Critical Social Theory

Du Bois's Dialectics: Black Radical Politics and the Reconstruction of Critical Social Theory

by Reiland Rabaka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739119583

ISBN-13: 9780739119587

Pub. Date: 07/15/2009

Publisher: Lexington Books

Du Bois's Dialectics is doubly distinguished from other books on Du Bois because it is the first extended exploration of Du Bois's contributions to new critical theory and the first book-length treatment of his contributions to contemporary black radical politics and the developing discipline of Africana Studies. With chapters that undertake ideological critiques

Overview

Du Bois's Dialectics is doubly distinguished from other books on Du Bois because it is the first extended exploration of Du Bois's contributions to new critical theory and the first book-length treatment of his contributions to contemporary black radical politics and the developing discipline of Africana Studies. With chapters that undertake ideological critiques of education, religion, the politics of reparations, and the problematics of black radical politics in contemporary culture and society, Du Bois's Dialectics employs Du Bois as its critical theoretical point of departure and demonstrates his (and Africana Studies') contributions to, as well as contemporary critical theory's connections to, critical pedagogy, sociology of religion, and reparations theory. Rabaka offers the first critical theoretical treatment of the W. E. B. Du Bois_Booker T. Washington debate, which lucidly highlights Du Bois's transition from a bourgeois black liberal to a black radical and revolutionary democratic socialist. This book is primarily directed at scholars, advanced undergraduate and graduate students working in and associated with Africana Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Cultural Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739119587
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
07/15/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface and Acknowedgments: Du Bois's Dialectics and the Africana Tradition of Critical Theory Chapter 2 1. Introduction: Du Bois, the Renewal of Black Radical Politics, and the Reconstruction of Critical Social Theory Chapter 3 2. Africana Critical Pedagogy: Du Bois's Philosophy of Education, Sociology of Education, Anthropology of Education, and Critical Educational Theory Chapter 4 3. The Du Bois-Washington Debate: Social Leadership, Intellectual Legacy, and the Lingering Problematics of African American Politics Chapter 5 4. The Prophet of Problems: Du Bois's Philosophy of Religion, Sociology of Religion, Critique of the Black (and White) Church, and Critical Theory of Liberation Theology Chapter 6 5. Critical Reparations Theory: Du Bois's Revolutionary Pan-Africanism and Revolutionary Humanism Chapter 7 6. Conclusion: The Souls of Black Radical Folk: Du Bois, Africana Studies, and the Crises of Contemporary Critical Social Theory

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