Is It Nation Time?: Contemporary Essays on Black Power and Black Nationalism / Edition 1

Is It Nation Time?: Contemporary Essays on Black Power and Black Nationalism / Edition 1

by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226298221

ISBN-13: 9780226298221

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


During the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Black Power movement provided the dominant ideological framework through which many young, poor, and middle-class blacks made sense of their lives and articulated a political vision for their futures. The legacy of the movement is still very much with us today in the various strands of black nationalism that originated

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During the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Black Power movement provided the dominant ideological framework through which many young, poor, and middle-class blacks made sense of their lives and articulated a political vision for their futures. The legacy of the movement is still very much with us today in the various strands of black nationalism that originated from it; we witnessed its power in the 1995 Million Man March, and we see its more ambiguous effects in the persistent antagonisms among former participants in the civil rights coalition. Yet despite the importance of the Black Power movement, very few in-depth, balanced treatments of it exist.

Is It Nation Time? gathers new and classic essays on the Black Power movement and its legacy by renowned thinkers who deal rigorously and unsentimentally with such issues as the commodification of blackness, the piety of cultural recovery, and class tensions within the movement. For anyone who wants to understand the roots of the complex political and cultural desires of contemporary black America, this will be an essential collection.

Contributors:
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Farah Jasmine Griffin
Phillip Brian Harper
Gerald Horne
Robin D. G. Kelley
Wahneema Lubiano
Adolph Reed Jr.
Jeffrey Stout
Will Walker
S. Craig Watkins
Cornel West
E. Francis White

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226298221
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS....................ix
INTRODUCTION Black Power Revisited Eddie S. Glaude Jr....................1
CHAPTER 1 The Paradox of the African American Rebellion Cornel West....................22
2 Black Particularity Reconsidered Adolph L. Reed Jr....................39
3 Stormy Weather: Reconstructing Black (Inter)Nationalism in the Cold War Era Robin D. G. Kelley....................67
4 Reflecting Black: Zimbabwe and U.S. Black Nationalism Gerald Horne....................91
5 Conflict and Chorus: Reconsidering Toni Cade's The Black Woman: An Anthology Farah Jasmine Griffin....................113
6 Africa on My Mind: Gender, Counter Discourse, and African American Nationalism E. Frances White....................130
7 Standing In for the State: Black Nationalism and "Writing" the Black Subject Wahneema Lubiano....................156
8 Nationalism and Social Division in Black Arts Poetry of the 1960s Phillip Brian Harper....................165
9 "Black Is Back, and It's Bound to Sell!" Nationalist Desire and the Production of Black Popular Culture S. Craig Watkins....................189
10 After The Fire Next Time: James Baldwin's Postconsensus Double Bind Will Walker....................215
11 Theses on Black Nationalism Jeffrey Stout....................234
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS....................257
INDEX....................259

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