On Intellectual Activism

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439909614
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2012
  • Pages: 254
  • Sales rank: 809,564
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Hill Collins is Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park and author of From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism; Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment; and Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism. She is a past president of the American Sociological Association.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction Note on Usage

I  BLACK FEMINISM

1 Why Black Feminist Thought?
2 Fighting Words . . . Or Yet Another Version of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”
3 Black Sexual Politics 101
4 Resisting Racism, Writing Black Sexual Politics
5 Still Brave? Black Feminism as a Social Justice Project

II  SOCIOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE

6 Learning from the Outsider Within Revisited
7 Going Public: Doing the Sociology That Had No Name
8 Changing Times: Sociological Complexities
9 The Racial Threat
10 Rethinking Knowledge, Community, and Empowerment: An Interview

III  CRITICAL EDUCATION

11 Critical Pedagogy and Engaged Scholarship: Lessons from Africana Studies
12 Teaching for a Change: Critical Pedagogy and Classroom Communities
13 Another Kind of Public Education
14 Making Space for Public Conversations: An Interview

IV RACIAL POLITICS

15 Coloring Outside the Color Line
16 Are We Living in a Post-Racial World?
17 The Ethos of Violence
18 Who’s Right? What’s Left? Family Values and U.S. Politics

V  INTELLECTUAL ACTIVISM REVISITED

19 Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection
20 Where Do We Go from Here?

Index

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