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From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism

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Overview

Despite legislation designed to eliminate unfair racial practices, the United States continues to struggle with a race problem. Some thinkers label this a "new" racism and call for new political responses to it. Using the experiences of African American women and men as a touchstone for analysis, Patricia Hill Collins examines new forms of racism as well as political responses to it.

In this incisive and stimulating book, renowned social theorist Patricia Hill Collins investigates how nationalism has operated and re-emerged in the wake of contemporary globalization and offers an interpretation of how black nationalism works today in the wake of changing black youth identity. Hers is the first study to analyze the interplay of racism, nationalism, and feminism in the context of twenty-first century black America.

From Black Power to Hip Hop covers a wide range of topics including the significance of race and ethnicity to the American national identity; how ideas about motherhood affect population policies; African American use of black nationalism ideologies as anti-racist practice; and the relationship between black nationalism, feminism and women in the hip-hop generation.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Race, Family, and the U.S. Nation-State
1. Like One of the Family: Race, Ethnicity, and the Paradox of American National Identity
2. Will the 'Real' Mother Please Stand Up? Race, Class, and American National Family Planning

Part II. Ethnicity, Culture, and Black Nationalist Politics
3. Black Nationalism and African American Ethnicity: Afrocentrism as Civil Religion
4. When Fighting Words Are Not Enough: The Gendered Content of Afrocentrism

Part III. Feminism, Nationalism, and African American Women
5. Why Collective Identity Politics Matter: Feminism, Nationalism, and Black Women's Community Work
6. Is the Personal Still Political? The Women's Movement, Feminism, and Black Women in the Hip-Hop Generation

Notes References Index

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