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Struggle on Their Minds

Struggle on Their Minds Author Alex Zamalin
ISBN-10 9780231543477
Release 2017-05-23
Pages 240
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The rise of the American economy, the persistence of social inequality, and the ongoing struggle for adequate political representation cannot be evaluated separately from slavery, the country’s original sin. Five activists who have fought to incorporate slavery into American political discourse are the focus of this timely book, in which Alex Zamalin considers past African American resistance to underscore its future democratic necessity. He looks at the language and conceptions put forward by the American abolitionists David Walker and Frederick Douglass, the antilynching activist Ida B. Wells, the Black Panther Party organizer Huey P. Newton, and the prison reformer Angela Davis. Each through passionate argument revised the core values of the American political tradition and reformed ideas about power, justice, community, action, and the role of emotion in elective outcomes. Zamalin finds numerous examples in which political theory developed a more open and resilient conception of individual liberty after key moments of African American resistance provoked by these activists’ work. Their thought encouraged slaves to revolt against their masters, black radical abolitionists to call for the eradication of slavery by any means necessary, black journalists to chastise American institutions for their indifference to lynching, and black radicals to police the police and to condemn racial injustice in the American prison system. Taken together, these movements pushed political theory forward, offering new language and concepts to sustain democracy in tense times. Struggle on Their Minds is a critical text for our contemporary moment, showing how constructive resistance can strengthen the practice of democracy and help disenfranchised groups achieve more social, economic, and political parity.

Still Lifting Still Climbing

Still Lifting  Still Climbing Author Kimberly Springer
ISBN-10 9780814708606
Release 1999-08-01
Pages 353
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Still Lifting, Still Climbing is the first volume of its kind to document African American women's activism in the wake of the civil rights movement. Covering grassroots and national movements alike, contributors explore black women's mobilization around such areas as the black nationalist movements, the Million Man March, black feminism, anti-rape movements, mass incarceration, the U.S. Congress, welfare rights, health care, and labor organizing. Detailing the impact of post-1960s African American women's activism, they provide a much-needed update to the historical narrative. Ideal for course use, the volume includes original essays as well as primary source documents such as first-hand accounts of activism and statements of purpose. Each contributor carefully situates their topic within its historical framework, providing an accessible context for those unfamiliar with black women's history, and demonstrating that African American women's political agency does not emerge from a vacuum, but is part of a complex system of institutions, economics, and personal beliefs. This ambitious volume will be an invaluable resource on the state of contemporary African American women's activism.

Social Theory

Social Theory Author Daniel W. Rossides
ISBN-10 1882289501
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 389
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Social Theory: Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance analyzes the tradition of social theory in terms of its origins and changes in kind of societies. Rossides provides a full discussion of the sociohistorical environments that generated Western social theory with a focus on the contemporary modern world. While employing a sociology of knowledge approach that identifies theories as aristocratic versus democratic, liberal versus socialist and also liberal feminist versus radical feminist; it attempts to construct a scientific, unified social theory in the West. Additionally, it also features African American theory, American culture studies, political and legal philosophy, and environmental theory.

Remembering Generations

Remembering Generations Author Ashraf H. A. Rushdy
ISBN-10 9780807875582
Release 2003-01-14
Pages 224
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Slavery is America's family secret, a partially hidden phantom that continues to haunt our national imagination. Remembering Generations explores how three contemporary African American writers artistically represent this notion in novels about the enduring effects of slavery on the descendants of slaves in the post-civil rights era. Focusing on Gayl Jones's Corregidora (1975), David Bradley's The Chaneysville Incident (1981), and Octavia Butler's Kindred (1979), Ashraf Rushdy situates these works in their cultural moment of production, highlighting the ways in which they respond to contemporary debates about race and family. Tracing the evolution of this literary form, he considers such works as Edward Ball's Slaves in the Family (1998), in which descendants of slaveholders expose the family secrets of their ancestors. Remembering Generations examines how cultural works contribute to social debates, how a particular representational form emerges out of a specific historical epoch, and how some contemporary intellectuals meditate on the issue of historical responsibility--of recognizing that the slave past continues to exert an influence on contemporary American society.

Resistance Politics and the American Struggle for Independence 1765 1775

Resistance  Politics  and the American Struggle for Independence  1765 1775 Author Walter H. Conser
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105040419439
Release 1986
Pages 592
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Resistance Politics and the American Struggle for Independence 1765 1775 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Resistance Politics and the American Struggle for Independence 1765 1775 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Resistance Politics and the American Struggle for Independence 1765 1775 book for free.

Black women s intellectual traditions

Black women s intellectual traditions Author Kristin Waters
ISBN-10 1584656336
Release 2007-04-30
Pages 462
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Provocative revelations about the flourishing black women's intellectual traditions in nineteenth-century America

Black Looks

Black Looks Author bell hooks
ISBN-10 9781317588481
Release 2014-10-10
Pages 212
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In the critical essays collected in Black Looks, bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship—in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music, television, and especially film—and her aim is to create a radical intervention into the way we talk about race and representation. As she describes: "the essays in Black Looks are meant to challenge and unsettle, to disrupt and subvert." As students, scholars, activists, intellectuals, and any other readers who have engaged with the book since its original release in 1992 can attest, that's exactly what these pieces do.

Mothers of Massive Resistance

Mothers of Massive Resistance Author Elizabeth Gillespie McRae
ISBN-10 9780190271718
Release 2018-02
Pages 360
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Introduction: Segregation's constant gardeners -- Massive support for segregation, 1920-1942 -- The color line in Virginia: the home grown production of white supremacy -- Citizenship education for a segregated nation -- Campaigning for a Jim Crow south -- Jim Crow storytelling -- Massive resistance to the black freedom struggle -- Partisan betrayals: a bad woman, weak white men, and the end of a party -- Jim Crow's international enemies and nationwide allies -- Threats within: black southerners, 1954-1956 -- White women, white youth, and the hope of the nation -- Conclusion: the new national face of segregation: Boston women against busing

If These Walls Could Talk

If These Walls Could Talk Author Maureen O'Connell
ISBN-10 9780814634042
Release 2012-06-01
Pages 336
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Philadelphia's community muralism movement is transforming the City of Brotherly Love into the Mural Capital of the World. This remarkable groundswell of public art includes some 3,500 wall-sized canvases: On warehouses and on schools, on mosques and in jails, in courthouses and along overpasses. In If These Walls Could Talk, Maureen O'Connell explores the theological and social significance of the movement. She calls attention to some of the most startling and powerful works it has produced and describes the narratives behind them. In doing so, O'Connell illustrates the ways that the arts can help us think about and work through the seemingly inescapable problems of urban poverty and arrive at responses that are both creative and effective. This is a book on American religion. It incorporates ethnography to explore faith communities that have used larger-than-life religious imagery to proclaim in unprecedented public ways their self-understandings, memories of the past, and visions of the future. It also examines the way this art functions in larger public discourse about problems facing every city in America. But If These Walls Could Talk is also theological text. It considers the theological implications of this most democratic expression of public art, mindful of the three components of every mural: the pieces themselves, those who create them, and those who interpret them. It illuminates a kind of beauty that seeks after social change or, in other words, the largely unexplored relationship between theological aesthetics and ethics.

My Traitor s Heart

My Traitor s Heart Author Rian Malan
ISBN-10 9780802193902
Release 2012-03-11
Pages 368
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“Here is truth-telling at its most exemplary and courageous. The remorseless exercise of a reporter’s anguished conscience gives us a South Africa we thought we knew all about: but we knew nothing.” —John le Carré My Traitor’s Heart is an astonishing work of reportage, at once beautiful, horrifying, and profound—a book unlike any other about South Africa. Rian Malan is an Afrikaner, scion of a centuries-old clan deeply involved in the creation of apartheid. As a young crime reporter, Malan covered the atrocities of an undeclared race war and ultimately fled the country, unhinged by what he had seen. Eight years later, he returns to confront his own demons, and those that are tearing his country apart. Written in the final years of apartheid’s bloody collapse, My Traitor’s Heart still resonates, offering a chilling—but ultimately redemptive—vision of the darkest recesses of the black and white South African psyches.

Ruptures Anti colonial Anti racist Feminist Theorizing

Ruptures  Anti colonial   Anti racist Feminist Theorizing Author Njoki Wane
ISBN-10 9789462094468
Release 2014-02-07
Pages 242
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This book provides tools and theoretical frameworks to make sense of how the world is regulated, governed, controlled with regard to the exclusivity of certain members of the society, and in particular, women from marginalized groups. This book, therefore, engages readers by asking thought-provoking questions to interrogate issues of marginality and oppression in society. The book, as a collective, provides an intellectual discourse on feminism, anticolonial thought and anti-racism. This book is a must read for scholars, activists, theorists and researchers who are seeking to rupture the borders of confinement and move beyond the imaginary margins created by organized structures in society.

Let Nobody Turn Us Around

Let Nobody Turn Us Around Author Manning Marable
ISBN-10 084768346X
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 674
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One of America's most prominent historians and a noted feminist bring together the most important political writings and testimonials from African-Americans over three centuries.

Black Theatre

Black Theatre Author Victor Leo Walker
ISBN-10 1439901155
Release 2002-11-01
Pages 432
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An insider's view of Black theatres of the world and how they reflect their culture, concerns, and history.

Blue and Green

Blue and Green Author Wallace B. Collins
ISBN-10 9781469754758
Release 2001-05-30
Pages 200
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Poems / Images are a collection of verse, and excerpts from fiction I wrote over the years, with prose narrative honed and targeted to poems to make a connective, and where possible, an explosive imagery. Obviously, the writer believes he has met the goals he sets out for himself in this book, by making an imaginary unity in sound and meaning substantive, confident all along in his credo that he is always partial to impartiality.

Blood and Wine

Blood and Wine Author Wallace B. Collins
ISBN-10 9780595616787
Release 2008-08-15
Pages 584
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Blood and Wine is complied from a collection of fictional writings, free verse and autobiographical material I wrote and published in several books over the years. I selected segments I thought were essential to the general focus of my book to hone prose and target free verse to signify the creative process within which my book strives. I began the book with a poetic challenge-Intruders, do not enter the mind / of the unborn child in the womb of thought-thereby promoting prose against the originality of free verse.

Hearts and Minds

Hearts and Minds Author Michael William Bibby
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D00973855M
Release 1993
Pages 520
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Hearts and Minds has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hearts and Minds also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hearts and Minds book for free.

African Political Thought

African Political Thought Author G. Martin
ISBN-10 9781137062055
Release 2012-12-23
Pages 215
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Focusing on individual political thinkers and beginning with indigenous African political thought, the book successively examines African nationalism, African socialism, populism and Marxism, Africanism and pan-Africanism, concluding with contemporary perspectives on democracy, development and the African state.