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  1. Representing the Black Female Subject in Western Art

    By Charmaine A. Nelson

    Series: Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora

    This book offers the first concentrated examination of the representation of the black female subject in Western art through the lenses of race/color and sex/gender. Charmaine A. Nelson poses critical questions about the contexts of production, the problems of representation, the pathways of...

    Published June 7th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Whose Black Politics?

    Cases in Post-Racial Black Leadership

    Edited by Andra Gillespie

    The past decade has witnessed the emergence of a new vanguard in African American political leaders. They came of age after Jim Crow segregation and the Civil Rights Movement, they were raised in integrated neighborhoods and educated in majority white institutions, and they are more likely to...

    Published December 20th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Keeping Faith

    Philosophy and Race in America

    By Cornel West

    Series: Routledge Classics

    'The sheer range of West's interests and insights is staggering and exemplary: he appears equally comfortable talking about literature, ethics, art, jurisprudence, religion, and popular-cultural forms.' - Artforum Keeping Faith is a rich, moving and deeply personal collection of essays from one of...

    Published September 10th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Reel to Real

    Race, Sex and Class at the Movies

    By bell hooks

    Series: Routledge Classics

    Movies matter – that is the message of Reel to Real, bell hooks’ classic collection of essays on film. They matter on a personal level, providing us with unforgettable moments, even life-changing experiences and they can confront us, too, with the most profound social issues of race, sex and...

    Published September 10th 2008 by Routledge

  5. How the Irish Became White

    By Noel Ignatiev

    Series: Routledge Classics

    '…from time to time a study comes along that truly can be called ‘path breaking,’ ‘seminal,’ ‘essential,’ a ‘must read.’ How the Irish Became White is such a study.' John Bracey, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachussetts, Amherst The Irish came to America in...

    Published September 10th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Black Feminist Thought

    Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

    By Patricia Hill Collins

    Series: Routledge Classics

    In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought, originally published in 1990, Patricia Hill Collins set out to explore the words and ideas of Black feminist...

    Published September 10th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Musical Performance in the Diaspora

    Edited by Tina K Ramnarine

    This book illustrates how ethnographic investigation of musical performances might contribute to the analysis of diaspora. It embraces diverse examples such as 'mourning and cultures of survival' amongst Aboriginal and Jewish communities in Australia, remembering a Kazakh 'homeland' in Western...

    Published January 9th 2008 by Routledge

  8. African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families

    An Introduction

    By Patricia Dixon

    African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families is a historically and culturally centered text designed for relationship, marriage and family educators and therapists who work with African American singles and couples. Complete with numerous exercises, the book helps singles and couples...

    Published December 25th 2006 by Routledge

  9. White Victims, Black Villains

    Gender, Race, and Crime News in US Culture

    By Carol A. Stabile

    Are all victims white? Are all villains black? White Victims, Black Villains traces how race and gender have combined in news media narratives about crime and violence in US culture. The book argues that the criminalization of African Americans in US culture has been most consistently and...

    Published July 5th 2006 by Routledge

  10. Word from the Mother

    Language and African Americans

    By Geneva Smitherman

    Written by the hugely respected linguist, Geneva Smitherman, this book presents a definitive statement on African American English. Enriched by her evocative and inimitable prose style, the study presents an overview of past debates on the speech of African Americans, as well as providing a vision...

    Published February 6th 2006 by Routledge