2001 race odyssey : African Americans and sociology /
edited by Bruce R. Hare.
1st ed.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2002.
xxiii, 409 p.
0815629389 (alk. paper)
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Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2002.
0815629389 (alk. paper)
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Appeared in Choice on 2003-09-01:
This collection is a substantial addition to the body of work published since the 1970s--i.e., Joyce Ladner's The Death of White Sociology (CH, Sep'73), Robert Staples's Introduction to Black Sociology (CH, Jul'76), and Robert Washington and Donald Cunnigen's recent Confronting the American Dilemma (CH, Mar'03)--critical of the established sociological approach to African Americans and committed to the development of a sociology of black life. Among the papers are those devoted to the sociology of black women, family, education, youth and crime; African American sociologists (especially the second generation); the African American approach to the teaching of race; the social situation of black executives; political-class racism; and black immigration. That black sociologists may produce work that differs from that of whites on similar subjects, as illustrated by this collection, is largely a matter of asking different questions, coming from a different place, and being grounded in a developing African American sociology. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. A. A. Sio emeritus, Colgate University
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This collection of works is a comprehensive look at the African American way of life, African American scholarship, and African American sociologists.These seventeen essays by African American sociologists bring into sharp focus the continuing significance of racism in America as it affects the lives and opportunities of African Americans and all Americans in the new century.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Contributorsp. xix
Toward Cultural Pluralism and Economic Justicep. 3
Performing Blackness: What African Americans Can Teach Sociology About Racep. 22
Myrdal, Park, and Second-Generation African American Sociologistsp. 39
Deconstructing the Bell Curve: Racism, Classism, and Intelligence in Americap. 60
Sociology: After the Linguistic and Multicultural Turnsp. 77
Area Studies
Black Youth at Riskp. 97
Work, Family, and Black Women's Oppressionp. 114
African American Family Life in Societal Contextp. 140
Race, Class, and Educational Opportunityp. 164
Racial Classification in Criminology: The Reproduction of Racialized Crimep. 178
Immigration and International Perspectives
Black Immigrants: The Experience of Invisibility and Inequality, Reintroducedp. 203
Sociology of "Primitive Societies," Evolutionism, and Africap. 235
Globalization and the African Experiencep. 258
Future Directions
Dominant and Subdominant People of Power: A New Way of Conceptualizing Minority and Majority Populationsp. 277
The Historical Black Freedom Struggle: The Legacy and Challenges of Contemporary Inequalityp. 295
The Social Situation of the Black Executive: Black and White Identities in the Corporate Worldp. 316
The United States: A Study in Political-Class Racismp. 344
Bibliographyp. 367
Indexp. 397
Cultural Pluralismp. 5
Cultural Pluralism/Economic Justicep. 5
Evolution from Domestic Colonialism to Domestic Neocolonialismp. 18
African American Scholarsp. 52
Alternative Explanations of Inequalityp. 101
Billingsley's "Social Systems Theory of Black Family Life"p. 155
Telescopic Inversion of the Concentric Circles (Systems) in Modelp. 156
The "Black Family Ecological Context" Modelp. 157
Total Fund Credit and Loans Outstandingp. 270
Debts Burden for Nigeria, 1980-98p. 270
Debts Burden for South Africa, 1980-98p. 270
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