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Dispatches From Ebony Tower : Intellectuals Confront the African American Experience (00 Edition)

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What constitutes black studies and where does this discipline stand at the end of the twentieth century? In this wide-ranging and original volume, Manning Marable — one of the leading scholars of African American history — gathers key materials from contemporary thinkers who interrogate the richly diverse content and multiple meanings of the collective experiences of black folk.

Synopsis:

What constitutes black studies and where does this discipline stand at the end of the twentieth century? In this wide-ranging and original volume, Manning Marable — one of the leading scholars of African American history — gathers key materials from contemporary thinkers who interrogate the richly diverse content and multiple meanings of the collective experiences of black folk.

Here are numerous voices expressing very different political, cultural, and historical views, from black conservatives, to black separatists, to blacks who advocate radical democratic transformation. Here are topics ranging from race and revolution in Cuba, to the crack epidemic in Harlem, to Afrocentrism and its critics. All of these voices, however, are engaged in some aspect of what Marable sees as the essential triad of the black intellectual tradition: describing the reality of black life and experiences, critiquing racism and stereotypes, or proposing positive steps for the empowerment of black people.

Highlights from Dispatches from the Ebony Tower

- Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Manning Marable debate the role of activism in black studies.

- John Hope Franklin reflects on his role as chair of the President's race initiative.

- Cornel West discusses topics that range from the future of the NAACP through the controversies surrounding Louis Farrakhan and black nationalism to the very question of what race means.

- Amiri Baraka lays out strategies for a radical new curriculum in our schools and universities.

- Marable's introduction provides a thorough overview of the history and current state of black studies in America.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: black studies and the racial mountain /Manning Marable
  2. Toward an effective antiracism /Nikhil Pal Singh
  3. Political moment in Jamaica: the dimensions of hegemonic dissolution /Brian Meeks
  4. Sandoms and other exotic women: prostitution and race in the Caribbean /Kamala Kempadoo
  5. Race and revolution in Cuba: African American perspectives /Manning Marable
  6. Fire this time: Harlem and its discontents at the turn of the century /Johanna Fernandez
  7. Crack cocaine and Harlem's health /Beverly Xaviera Watkins and Mindy Thompson Fullilove.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231114776
Editor:
Marable, Manning
Other:
Marable, Manning
Other:
Marable, Manning
Editor:
Marable, Manning
Author:
Marable, Manning
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 210
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.80x5.80x.86 in. 1.02 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Columbia University Press - English 9780231114776 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , What constitutes black studies and where does this discipline stand at the end of the twentieth century? In this wide-ranging and original volume, Manning Marable — one of the leading scholars of African American history — gathers key materials from contemporary thinkers who interrogate the richly diverse content and multiple meanings of the collective experiences of black folk.

Here are numerous voices expressing very different political, cultural, and historical views, from black conservatives, to black separatists, to blacks who advocate radical democratic transformation. Here are topics ranging from race and revolution in Cuba, to the crack epidemic in Harlem, to Afrocentrism and its critics. All of these voices, however, are engaged in some aspect of what Marable sees as the essential triad of the black intellectual tradition: describing the reality of black life and experiences, critiquing racism and stereotypes, or proposing positive steps for the empowerment of black people.

Highlights from Dispatches from the Ebony Tower

- Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Manning Marable debate the role of activism in black studies.

- John Hope Franklin reflects on his role as chair of the President's race initiative.

- Cornel West discusses topics that range from the future of the NAACP through the controversies surrounding Louis Farrakhan and black nationalism to the very question of what race means.

- Amiri Baraka lays out strategies for a radical new curriculum in our schools and universities.

- Marable's introduction provides a thorough overview of the history and current state of black studies in America.

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