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The African-American Male: An Annotated Bibliography
     

The African-American Male: An Annotated Bibliography

by Jacob U. Gordon
 

The plight of the Black male in American society has been well-documented by scholars and practitioners. Although Black males represent only 6 percent of the American population, they represent about 40 percent of the prison population; the number of Black males in prison and jail exceeds the number of Black males in higher education. The homicide rates for Black

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The plight of the Black male in American society has been well-documented by scholars and practitioners. Although Black males represent only 6 percent of the American population, they represent about 40 percent of the prison population; the number of Black males in prison and jail exceeds the number of Black males in higher education. The homicide rates for Black males were 72.5 percent per 100,000, nearly eight times higher than for White males. This bibliographic volume explores the extent to which American academia has addressed these problems. It will be an invaluable resource for researchers as well as practitioners in social service programs.

In addition to more than 400 annotated publications, the book includes a selected list of works on the African American male and a compilation of doctoral dissertations. This publication will serve as a reference in public as well as academic libraries, human service agencies, government policymaking agencies, and in academic courses in gender and ethnic studies, criminal justice, and social psychology.

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Booknews
The only other such bibliography, published in 1988, considered only psychological studies. Gordon (African and African-American studies, U. of Kansas) provides a multidisciplinary reference, but warns that he does not intended it to be exhaustive. The annotations for the 700 books and articles are primarily descriptive, with much information on the genesis and sources used, but occasionally critical as well. An additional 246 dissertations are cited without annotation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313306563
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/1999
Series:
Bibliographies and Indexes in Afro-American and African Studies Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.63(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

JACOB U. GORDON is Professor of African and African American Studies and a Research Fellow at the University of Kansas.

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