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Dispatches from the ebony tower : intellectuals confront the African American experience

Author: Manning Marable
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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."--BOOK JACKET.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manning Marable
ISBN: 0231114761 9780231114769 023111477X 9780231114776
OCLC Number: 42772012
Description: xv, 333 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: black studies and the racial mountain / Manning Marable --
Toward an effective antiracism / Nikhil Pal Singh --
Political moment in Jamaica: the dimensions of hegemonic dissolution / Brian Meeks --
Sandoms and other exotic women: prostitution and race in the Caribbean / Kamala Kempadoo --
Race and revolution in Cuba: African American perspectives / Manning Marable --
Fire this time: Harlem and its discontents at the turn of the century / Johanna Fernandez --
Crack cocaine and Harlem's health / Beverly Xaviera Watkins and Mindy Thompson Fullilove. African American studies and the "warring ideals": the color line meets the borderlands / Johnnella E. Butler --
Future of black studies: political communities and the "talented tenth" / Joy James --
Black studies and the question of class / Bill Fletcher --
Black studies: a critical reassessment / Maulana Karenga --
Black studies revisited / Martin Kilson --
Theorizing black studies: the continuing role of community service in the study of race and class / James Jennings --
Debate on activism in black studies / Henry Louis Gates and Manning Marable. Afrocentricity, race, and reason / Molefi Kete Asante --
Afrocentrics, afro-elitists, and afro-eccentrics: the polarization of black studies since the student struggles of the sixties / Melba Joyce Boyd --
Reclaiming culture: the dialectics of identity / Leith Mullings --
Afrocentrism, cultural nationalism, and the problem with essentialist definitions of race, gender, and sexuality / Barbara Ransby --
Afrocentricity and the American dream / Lee D. Baker --
Multinational, multicultural America versus white supremacy / Amiri Baraka. Problematics of ethnic studies / Manning Marable --
Prophetic alternatives: a conversation with Cornel West --
Race in American life: a conversation with John Hope Franklin.
Responsibility: edited by Manning Marable.

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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."--BOOK JACKET.

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