Making It on Broken Promises: African American Male Scholars Confront the Culture of Higher Education / Edition 1by Lee Jones
Pub. Date: 05/28/2002
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
"This book provides an occasion to examine the complex conjuncture between the White supremacist realities of the American Academy and the often threatening presence of brilliant Black men in the Academy. This challenging book should also serve as an inspiration for a new generation of Black men deeply devoted to the life of the mind in or outside the Academy." From the foreward by Cornel West.
Sixteen of America's leading scholars offer an uncompromising critique of the academy from their perspective as African American men. They challenge dominant majority assumptions about the culture of higher education, most particularly its claims of openness to diversity and divergent traditions.
They take issue with the processes that determine what is legitimized as scholarship, as well as with who wields the power to authenticate it. They describe the debilitating pressures to subordinate Black identity to a supposedly universal but hegemonic Eurocentric culture. They question the academy's valuing of individuality and its privileging of dichotomy over their cultural styles of community, humanism and synthesis. They also range over such issues as culturally mediated styles of cognition, the misuse of standardized testing, the disproportionate burden of service placed on African American faculty and a reward system that discounts it.
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Table of Contents
Foreword: Cornel West; Preface: Lee Jones; 1. A Message From Our Elders: Lee Jones; 2. The Data Speak: No Rest For The Weary: William B. Harvey; 3. The Psychological Dilemma Of African American Academicians: Na'im Akbar; 4. One By One Or One: Africans And The Academy: Asa G. Hilliard III; 5. Examining The Pitfalls Facing African American Males: Cyrus Marcellus Ellis; 6. Equity And Excellence: Is There Room For African American Ph.D.'S? Charles Rankin; 7. Come So Far, But So Far To Go: Interview With Dr. Joseph White: Joseph White And Kamau Siwatu; 8. Understanding The Socialization Process: William H. Watkins; 9. Culture, Style And Cognition: Expanding The Boundaries Of The Learning Paradigm In The Community College: Irving Pressley McPhail; 10. The Role Of Black Colleges In Educating African American Men: An Interview With Nathan McCall: Nathan McCall And Tony Anderson; 11. Afrocentricity And The African American Male In College: Molefi Kete Asante; 12. Affective Computing: The Reverse Digital Divide: Clarence 'Skip' Ellis; 13. Visualizing The Framework For Access And Success: Democracy Demands That We Care: Frank W. Hale, Jr.; 14. From Na Ezaleli To The Jegnoch: The Force Of The African Family For Black Men In Higher Edication: Wade W. Nobles; 15. The Prerequisites For Academic Leadership: Charlie Nelms
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