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We who are dark : the philosophical foundations of black solidarity

Author: Tommie Shelby
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Belknap Press, 2005.
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Drawing on the thought of canonical figures Martin R. Delany and W. E. B. Du Bois, Shelby provides the first extended philosophical defense of black political solidarity. He argues that we can reject  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tommie Shelby
ISBN: 0674025717 9780674025714
OCLC Number: 938711646
Awards: Nominated for Ralph J. Bunche Award 2006
Nominated for Foundations of Political Theory First Book Award 2006
Nominated for James A. Rawley Prize 2006
Nominated for Merle Curti Award 2006
Nominated for OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award 2006
Nominated for J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize 2006
Nominated for Best Book Award in Race, Ethnicity, and Politics 2006
Nominated for Society for the Study of Social Problems C. Wright Mills Award 2005
Description: xiv, 320 p. ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface Introduction: Political Philosophy and the Black Experience 1. Two Conceptions of Black Nationalism 2. Class, Poverty, and Shame 3. Black Power Nationalism 4. Black Solidarity after Black Power 5. Race, Culture, and Politics 6. Social Identity and Group Solidarity Conclusion: The Political Morality of Black Solidarity Notes Index
Responsibility: Tommie Shelby.


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Shelby's aim is to show that one can achieve a robust form of black solidarity without a commitment to black identity. He identifies robust solidarity as entailing: identification between group Read more...

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