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From Black to African American: A New Social Representation

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An analysis of the recent switch from the name Black to African American symbolizes a reconceptualization of Americans of African descent away from race to culture. This book examines the emergence of a new representation whose rapid spread has been fuelled by widely shared projections of a different future capable of overcoming the legacy of racism.

Far from being just another label, the new name is capable of representing the group in question by projecting a different future for all of us in a multicultural America based on inclusion, fairness, and equality. Such projections are collectively elaborated, driven by the adoption of African American in the media as a more positive alternative to Black and its equally consistent use among a socio-demographically distinct subgroup of black Americans as a vehicle for a new self-identity. The contradistinction between these two alternative terms implies two different representations of the same group, one still based on race and the other rooted in culture. This tension between race and culture, crystallized in the competing uses of Black and African American, points to a more profound cultural transformation currently under way in America. This book takes a close look at the current state of flux in race relations in the United States through the lens of a social psychologist focusing on the emergence of an alternative name as a new social representation.

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An analysis of the recent switch from the name "Black" to "African American" symbolizes a reconceptualization of Americans of African descent away from race to culture. This book examines the emergence of a new representation whose rapid spread has been fuelled by widely shared projections of a different future capable of overcoming the legacy of racism.

Synopsis:

An analysis of the emergence of a new group denomination for Americans of African descent and its implications.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-233) and index.

About the Author

GINA PHILOGENE is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Serge Moscovici

Preface

Defining the Problem

An Anticipatory Social Representation

African American and Its Properties

The Emergence of African American as a Social Representation

Contextualizing the Study

What's in a Name?

Looking for the Topoi of the American Culture

The Polemic of Names in Group Evaluation

Conclusion

Appendices

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780275962845
Author:
Philogene, Gina
Publisher:
Praeger
Author:
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Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Black nationalism
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
African Americans--Race identity
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Biography - General
Series Volume:
v. 463
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.58x6.43x1.00 in. 1.25 lbs.

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