The Work of Democracy: Ralph Bunche, Kenneth B. Clark, Lorraine Hansberry, and the Cultural Politics of Race

The Work of Democracy: Ralph Bunche, Kenneth B. Clark, Lorraine Hansberry, and the Cultural Politics of Race

by Ben Keppel
     
 

By carefully tracing the public lives of Ralph Bunche, Kenneth Clark, and Lorraine Hansberry, Keppel illuminates how the mainstream media selectively appropriated the most challenging themes and goals of the struggle for racial equality so that difficult questions about the relationship between racism and American democracy could be softened, if not entirely evaded.See more details below

Overview

By carefully tracing the public lives of Ralph Bunche, Kenneth Clark, and Lorraine Hansberry, Keppel illuminates how the mainstream media selectively appropriated the most challenging themes and goals of the struggle for racial equality so that difficult questions about the relationship between racism and American democracy could be softened, if not entirely evaded.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674958432
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Series:
African-American Studies Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

1Representatives, Representations, and the Cultural Politics of Race1
2Ralph Bunche and American Racial Discourse31
3Ralph Bunche and the Cultural Politics of Race61
4Kenneth B. Clark and the Cultural Politics of the Brown Decision97
5Kenneth B. Clark and Great Society Reform133
6The Political Education of Lorraine Hansberry177
7The Dialectical Imagination of Lorraine Hansberry203
Conclusion231
Notes241
Acknowledgments301
Index307

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