Call Number: Roy O. West Library General Collection E 185.615 .C6335 2015
#1 New York Times Bestseller. Hailed by Toni Morrison as "required reading," a bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history by "the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States"
Call Number: Roy O. West Library General Collection HV 9955.N7 F67 2015
Often seen as a political sop to the racial fears of white voters, aggressive policing and draconian sentencing for illegal drug possession and related crimes have led to the imprisonment of millions of African Americans--far in excess of their representation in the population as a whole. These punitive policies also enjoyed the support of many working-class and middle-class blacks, who were angry about decline and disorder in their communities. Uncovers the role African Americans played in creating today's system of mass incarceration.
Call Number: Roy O. West Library General Collection HV 8144.F43 M39 2015
Drawing on nearly 14,000 pages of newly released FBI files, ... details how the FBI threatened .... African American writers and prepared to jail dozens of them ... Illuminating ... the serious harms of state surveillance ....
Call Number: Roy O. West Library General Collection BP 223.Z8 L5765 2015
The debate about Malcolm X's legacy that emerged after the publication of Manning Marable's 2011 biography raised critical questions about the revolutionary Black Nationalist's importance to American and world affairs: This book presents Malcolm as a Black subject who represents, symbolizes, and associates meaning with the Black/Africana studies discipline. Through a range of multidisciplinary prisms and themes including discourse, race, culture, religion, gender, politics, and community, this rich volume elicits insights about the Malcolm iconography that contribute to the continuous formulation, deepening, and strengthening of the Black studies discipline.
Call Number: Roy O. West Library General Collection P 94.5.M552 U625 2015
Examines how the media - including advertising, motion pictures, cartoons, and popular fiction - has used racist images and stereotypes as marketing tools that malign and debase African Americans, Latinos, American Indians, and Asian Americans in the United States. Examines popular depictions of people of color going back to the 1880s and details how those depictions have changed.
Call Number: Roy O. West Library General Collection LC 212.2 .M54 2015
Explores opportunities and challenges that arise when white teachers are willing to deal directly with race and the role it plays in their classrooms. Based on lessons gleaned from experienced white teachers in a variety of settings, it lays out a path for using inquiry to develop sustained, productive engagement with challenging - and common - questions about race. It suggests that guilt and conflict need not be the end point of raising race questions and offers alternative destinations: antiracist classrooms, positive racial identities, and a restoration of the wholeness that racism undermines.
Call Number: Roy O. West Library General E 184.A1 S767 2015
...Liberals, intending to atone for our past sins, have ironically perpetuated the exploitation of this country's least fortunate citizens. ... offers a rigorous critique of the failures of liberalism and a cogent argument for the relevance and power of conservatism.
A new journal in Project Muse, starting with volume #1 (2012) "publishes cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarship and creative work by and about women of the African Diaspora and their communities in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds."
Here are a few of our new journals, and below are links to recent issues from a few journals. Let me know if I can help!
New in Project Muse with volume 1 (2013), "an interdisciplinary journal encompassing history, anthropology, Africana studies, gender studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, and other allied disciplines, the journal embraces a variety of humanistic and social scientific methodologies in understanding the social, political, and cultural meanings and functions of Africana religions. The journal is sponsored by the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora."
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