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New and Published Books

  1. Color Matters

    Skin Tone Bias and the Myth of a Postracial America

    Edited by Kimberly Jade Norwood

    Series: New Directions in American History

    In the United States, as in many parts of the world, people are discriminated against based on the color of their skin. This type of skin tone bias, or colorism, is both related to and distinct from discrimination on the basis of race, with which it is often conflated. Preferential treatment of...

    Published December 8th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Suzan-Lori Parks in Person

    Interviews and Commentaries

    Edited by Philip C Kolin, Harvey Young

    This collection of interviews offers unprecedented insight into the plays and creative works of Suzan-Lori Parks, as well as being an important commentary on contemporary theater and playwriting, from jazz and opera to politics and cultural memory. Suzan-Lori Parks in Person contains 18...

    Published November 25th 2013 by Routledge

  3. From Selma to Montgomery

    The Long March to Freedom

    By Barbara Harris Combs

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    On March 7, 1965, a peaceful voting rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama, was met with an unprovoked attack of shocking violence that riveted the attention of the nation. In the days and weeks following "Bloody Sunday," the demonstrators would not be deterred, and thousands of others joined their...

    Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Interpreting Tyler Perry

    Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

    Edited by Jamel Santa Cruze Bell, Ronald L. Jackson II

    Series: Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

    Tyler Perry has become a significant figure in media due to his undeniable box office success led by his character Madea and popular TV sitcoms House of Payne and Meet the Browns. Perry built a multimedia empire based largely on his popularity among African American viewers and has become a...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Rewriting the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Beyond Disciplinary and National Boundaries

    Edited by Robert L. Adams Jr.

    This volume considers the African Diaspora through the underexplored Afro-Latino experience in the Caribbean and South America. Utilizing both established and emerging approaches such as feminism and Atlantic studies, the authors explore the production of historical and contemporary identities and...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Audience, Agency and Identity in Black Popular Culture

    By Shawan M. Worsley

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    Audience, Agency and Identity in Black Popular Culture analyses black cultural representations that appropriate anti-black stereotypes. Using examples from literature, media, and art, Worsley examines how these cultural products do not rework anti-black stereotypes into seemingly positive images....

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Post-Racial Society is Here

    Recognition, Critics and the Nation-State

    By Wilbur C. Rich

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    In a provocative and controversial analysis, Wilbur C. Rich’s The Post-Racial Society is Here conclusively demonstrates that nation is in midst of a post-racial society. Yet many Americans are skeptical of this fundamental social transformation. The failure of recognition is related to the remnants...

    Published February 18th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Conservatism in the Black Community

    To the Right and Misunderstood

    By Angela K. Lewis

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    Conservatism in the Black Community examines the contemporary meanings of Black Conservatism and its influence on black political behavior, providing a basis for understanding the impact this phenomenon has on black political behavior. Lewis analyzes conservatism within the black ideological...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Frederick Douglass

    Reformer and Statesman

    By L. Diane Barnes

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Frederick Douglass was born a slave in Talbot County, Maryland, in February, 1818. From these humble beginnings, Douglass went on to become a world-famous orator, newspaper editor, and champion of the rights of women and African Americans. He was the most prominent African American activist of the...

    Published August 26th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Represent

    Art and Identity Among the Black Upper-Middle Class

    By Patricia A. Banks

    Series: Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

    Patricia A. Banks traverses the New York and Atlanta art worlds to uncover how black identities are cultivated through black art patronage. Drawing on over 100 in-depth interviews, observations at arts events, and photographs of art displayed in homes, Banks elaborates a racial identity theory of...

    Published July 10th 2012 by Routledge