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West, Cornel

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Works: 358 works in 812 publications in 5 languages and 48,396 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Encyclopedias  Educational films  Internet videos  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Performer, Commentator, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker, Narrator
Classifications: E185.86, 305.896073
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Race matters by Cornel West( Book )

40 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 3,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the increasing climate of racial hatred and violence in America, discussions of race seem to be mired in traditional liberal and conservative rhetoric. Finally Cornel West provides a transformative voice willing to go to the heart of the issues and help begin the healing of our nation. Race Matters addresses some of today's most urgent issues for black Americans - from discrimination to despair, from leadership to the legacy of Malcolm X. West has the courage to break taboos of silence in the black community, while always acknowledging the realities of race in America. West, the grandson of a Baptist minister, has fused the love ethic of the African-American religious tradition with the political insights of the Black Panthers. From his fresh perspective on race in America, West is able to untangle even the issues that have been too painful or controversial for others: the new black conservatism, black-Jewish relations, and myths about black sexuality. Philosopher, theologian, and activist, West was described by the New York Times as "a cosmopolitan public intellectual among academic specialists ... [West] makes the life of the mind exciting." Scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., called West "our Black Jeremiah," and Harvard Divinity School's Dean Ronald F. Thiemann said West is "the only person on the intellectual scene capable of inheriting the mantle of Reinhold Niebuhr." Racial hierarchy, Cornel West warns, dooms us as a nation to collective paranoia and hysteria - the unmaking of any democratic order. With love and insight, West's Race Matters will help guide Americans toward a genuine multiracial democracy
The African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our country by Henry Louis Gates( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles one hundred influential African Americans who helped shape the history of the twentieth century, including revered figures in the fields of music, literature, sports, science, politics, and the civil rights movement
Democracy matters : winning the fight against imperialism by Cornel West( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the threats to democracy that exist both in the United States and in the Middle East, discussing the corruption that plagues our own democracy, the failure to foster peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and other crises
The future of the race by Henry Louis Gates( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendix contains: W.E.B. DuBois and "The Talented Tenth"/ Henry Louis Gates, Jr., "The Talented Tenth" / W.E.B. DuBois, 1903, and "The Talented Tenth Memorial Address", / W.E.B. DuBois, 1948
Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 2,200 entries that provide information about African-American history, arranged alphabetically, and featuring a large number of biographies, as well as information about places, events, historical eras, legal cases, cultural achievements, professions, and sports
Keeping faith : philosophy and race in America by Cornel West( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keeping Faith offers West's distinctive mix of political passions and careful scrutiny. Whether exploring 'the new cultural politics of difference', American pragmatism, or race and social theory, he sustains a difficult balance between a subtly argued critique of the past and present, and a broadly conceived, daring vision of the future. Both troubling and exhilarating, Keeping Faith maps not only the concerns of one of the most significant public intellectuals of our time, but issues crucial to Americans of all races
The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness by Michelle Alexander( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law professor Alexander argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race. As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status - much like their grandparents before them. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community - and all of us - to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America
Breaking bread : insurgent Black intellectual life by bell hooks( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this provocative and captivating dialogue, bell hooks and Cornel West come together to discuss the dilemmas, contradictions, and joys of Black intellectual life. The two friends and comrades in struggle talk, argue, and disagree about everything from community to capitalism in a series of intimate conversations that range from playful to probing to revelatory. In evoking the act of breaking bread, the book calls upon the various traditions of sharing that take place in domestic, secular, and sacred life where people come together to give themselves, to nurture life, to renew their spirits, sustain their hopes, and to make a lived politics of revolutionary struggle an ongoing practice. This 25th anniversary edition continues the dialogue with "In Solidarity," their 2016 conversation at the bell hooks Institute on racism, politics, popular culture and the contemporary Black experience
Restoring hope : conversations on the future of Black America by Cornel West( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the most prominent public intellectual of our time, Cornel West asks nine of America's most influential artists, scholars, and public figures about the sources of hope among African Americans today: "How can we be realistic about what this nation is about and still sustain hope, acknowledging that we're up against so much?"
Spirits of the passage : the Transatlantic slave trade in the seventeenth century by Madeleine Burnside( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the early slave trade between Africa and the New World, especially Barbados, is told around the discovery of a wrecked slave ship. The book points out the differences between slavery in the seventeenth and the nineteenth centuries
The American evasion of philosophy : a genealogy of pragmatism by Cornel West( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking Emerson as his starting point, Cornel West's basic task in this ambitious enterprise is to chart the emergence, development, decline, and recent resurgence of American pragmatism. John Dewey is the central figure in West's pantheon of pragmatists, but he treats as well such varied mid-century representatives of the tradition as Sidney Hook, C. Wright Mills, W.E.B. Du Bois, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Lionel Trilling. West's "genealogy" is, ultimately, a very personal work, for it is imbued throughout with the author's conviction that a thorough reexamination of American pragmatism may help inspire and instruct contemporary efforts to remake and reform American society and culture."--Publisher description
The war against parents : what we can do for America's beleaguered moms and dads by Sylvia Ann Hewlett( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In calling for a Parents' Bill of Rights, the authors seek to unite America's 62 million parents behind an agenda that spans the divides of race, gender, and class
Prophesy deliverance! : an Afro-American revolutionary Christianity by Cornel West( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The radical King by Martin Luther King( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became perhaps the most recognizable leader of the civil rights movement. But after more than forty years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was. Arranged thematically in four parts, The Radical King includes twenty-three selections, curated and introduced by Dr. Cornel West, that illustrate King's revolutionary vision, underscoring his identification with the poor, his unapologetic opposition to the Vietnam War, and his crusade against global imperialism. As West writes, "Although much of America did not know the radical King--and too few know today--the FBI and US government did. They called him 'the most dangerous man in America.' This book unearths a radical King that we can no longer sanitize."
Post-analytic philosophy( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rich and the rest of us : a poverty manifesto by Tavis Smiley( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors re-examine our assumptions about poverty in America-- what it really is and how to eliminate it now
Struggles in the promised land : towards a history of Black-Jewish relations in the United States by Jack Salzman( Book )

14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews in the Middle Ages, to an accurate assessment of Jewish involvement in the slave trade; to the confluence of Black migration from the South and Jewish immigration from Europe into Northern cities between 1880 and 1935; to the meaningful alliance forged during the Civil Rights movement and the conflicts over Black Power and the struggle in the Middle East that effectively ended that alliance. The essays also provide reasoned discussion of such volatile issues as
Making it on broken promises : leading African American male scholars confront the culture of higher education by Cornel West( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixteen of America's leading scholars offer an uncompromising critique of the academy from their perspective as African American men." "They challenge dominant majority assumptions about the culture of higher education, most particularly its claims of openness to diversity and divergent traditions." "What is remarkable about the chapters that make up this book - despite the authors' different paths to success, their disparate fields of study, and their distinct voices - is their almost unanimous message that higher education is inimical to African Americans."--Jacket
We have not been moved : resisting racism and militarism in 21st century America( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendium of writings that detail the grassroots actions of social and political activists from the civil rights era of the early 1960s to the present day, this book reviews the major points of intersection between white supremacy and the war machine through historic and contemporary articles from a diverse range of scholars and activists. Among the historic texts included are rarely seen writings by antiracist icons such as Anne Braden, Barbara Deming, and Audre Lorde as well as a dialogue between Dr. King, revolutionary nationalist Robert F. Williams, Dave Dellinger, and Dorothy Day. Never-before-published pieces appear from civil rights and gay rights organizer Bayard Rustin and from celebrated U.S. pacifist supporter of Puerto Rican sovereignty Ruth Reynolds. Additional articles, essays, interviews, and poems from numerous contributors examine the strategic and tactical possibilities of radical transformation for lasting social change through revolutionary nonviolence
Religion, rap, and the crisis of black leadership Cornel West( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conversation and interview with Cornel West, professor at Harvard University, about religion, rap music, and the crisis of black leadership in America
 
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The African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our country
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Cornel West

Cornel West Amerikaans filosoof

Cornel West US-amerikanischer Intellektueller

West, Cornel 1953-

West, Cornel (Cornel Ronald), 1953-

West, Cornel R.

West, Cornel R. 1953-

West, Cornel Ronald.

West, Cornel Ronald 1953-

Уэст, Корнел

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کارنیل رونالڈ ویسٹ

웨스트, 코넬 1953-

코넬 웨스트 아프리카계 미국인 철학자, 정치인, 시민 운동가

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ウェスト, コーネル 1953-

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The African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our countryDemocracy matters : winning the fight against imperialismThe future of the raceEncyclopedia of African-American culture and historyKeeping faith : philosophy and race in AmericaThe new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindnessBreaking bread : insurgent Black intellectual lifeRestoring hope : conversations on the future of Black America