Race Consciousness: Reinterpretations for the New Century

Race Consciousness: Reinterpretations for the New Century

by Judith Fossett
     
 

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Bringing together an impressive range of new scholarship deeply informed both by the legacies of the past and current intellectual trends, Race Consciousness is a veritable Who's Who of the next generation of scholars of African-American studies. This collection of original essays, representing the latest work in African-American studies, covers such trenchant

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Bringing together an impressive range of new scholarship deeply informed both by the legacies of the past and current intellectual trends, Race Consciousness is a veritable Who's Who of the next generation of scholars of African-American studies. This collection of original essays, representing the latest work in African-American studies, covers such trenchant topics as the culture of America as a culture of race, the politics of gender and sexuality, legacies of slavery and colonialism, crime and welfare politics, and African-American cultural studies. In his entertaining Foreword to the volume, Robin D. G. Kelley presents a startling vision of the state of African-American Studies--and the world in general--in the year 2095. Arnold Rampersad and Nell Irvin Painter, chart the different disciplinary and theoretical paths African-American Studies has taken since the 19th century in their Preface to the volume.

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A collection of recent essays in African-American studies. Part I explores subjects such as the symbolic meanings of costumes in the Ku Klux Klan and Jimi Hendrix' legacy in heavy metal. Part II presents studies on the history of a New Orleans hotel and on Bruce Simon's reading of the novel "Corregidora". Part III focuses on black America's conceptions of racial meaning with papers on a 1935 art exhibit on lynching, and Jim Crow science and the "Negro problem" in the occupied Philippines. Includes b&w photos and illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814728918
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
292
File size:
4 MB

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