Beyond Black

Beyond Black

Lyell is quoted by Joseph Boskin, whose historical study Sambo: The rise and demise of an American jester traces the origin of an enduring and adaptable characterization of black people – as carefree buffoons devoid of the intelligence ...

Author: Ellis Cashmore

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781780931470

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. Beyond Black is Ellis Cashmore's compelling appraisal of the impact of black celebrities on the cultural landscape of contemporary America. In recent years a new variety of African American celebrity has emerged: acquisitive, ambitious, flamboyantly successful and individualistic - more interested in channelling their energy into career development than into the political struggles that animated some of their predecessors. Bill Cosby and Oprah Winfrey were early examples; current A-listers include Beyoncé and Tiger Woods. The most valuable product these celebrities sell, according to Cashmore, is a particular conception of America: as a nation where racism has been - if not banished - rendered insignificant. Jargon-free but with scholarly attention to theory, evidence and logic, this is a riveting account of contemporary American society, from the minstrel shows of the nineteenth century, through the Hollywood film industry of the 1930s, to today's hip-hop culture.
Categories: Social Science

Beyond Black and White

Beyond Black and White

As a student at Yale University nearly five decades ago , he led the fund - raising drive for the United Negro College Fund , providing much - needed support for historically black colleges . As a local Republican leader in Texas ...

Author: Manning Marable

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1859840493

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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A generation removed from the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power explosion of the 1960s, the pursuit of racial equality and social justice for African-Americans seems more elusive than ever. The realities of contemporary black America capture the nature of the crisis: life expectancy for black males is now below retirement age; median black income is less than 60 per cent that of whites; over 600,000 African-Americans are incarcerated in the US penal system; 23 per cent of all black males between the ages of eighteen and 29 are either in jail, on probation or parole, or awaiting trial. At the same time, affirmative action programs and civil rights reforms are being challenged by white conservatism. Confronted with a renascent right and the continuing burden of grotesque inequality, Manning Marable argues that the black struggle must move beyond previous strategies for social change. The politics of black nationalism, which advocates the building of separate black institutions, is an insufficient response. The politics of integration, characterized by traditional middle-class organizations like the NAACP and Urban League, seeks only representation without genuine power. Instead, a transformationist approach is required, one that can embrace the unique cultural identity of African-Americans while restructuring power and privilege in American society. Only a strategy of radical democracy can ultimately deconstruct race as a social force. Beyond Black and White brilliantly dissects the politics of race and class in the US of the 1990s. Topics include: the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill controversy; the factors behind the rise and fall of Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition: Benjamin Chavis and the conflicts within the NAAPC; and the national debate over affirmative action. Marable outlines the current debates in the black community between liberals, 'Afrocentrists', and the advocates of social transformation. He advances a political vision capable of drawing together minorities into a majority which can throw open the portals of power and govern in its own name.
Categories: Social Science

Beyond Black Or White

Beyond Black Or White

VI Discovering the Black Referent: The Psychology of Black Liberation 95 Reform, Revolution, and the Black Intelligentsia. Liberating the Black Scholar. Toward a Psychology of Black Liberation. The Process and Contemporary Black Heroes.

Author: Vernon J. Dixon

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019356768

Category: African Americans

Page: 141

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Categories: African Americans

Beyond Black and White

Beyond Black and White

In the end, he stresses the importance of looking beyond skin color, if we are to succeed in establishing a harmonious, multiracial society. Beyond Black and White should be read by everyone concerned with the progress of race relations ...

Author: James P. Comer

Publisher: Times Books(NY)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105001988455

Category: African Americans

Page: 272

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The author, a psychologist discusses racial relations and the psychological state of black americans since the civil rights movement.
Categories: African Americans

Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel

a state of the nation novel'; however, she goes on to point out that 'because it was by a woman, it was reviewed as domestic black comedy' ( Cooke 2005 ). Beyond Black , which covers some similar terrain to the earlier pair of novels ...

Author: Eileen Pollard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474296526

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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The first British writer to win the Booker Prize on two separate occasions - for Wolf Hall in 2009 and its sequel Bring Up the Bodies in 2012 - Hilary Mantel is one of the most popular and lauded novelists working today. Hilary Mantel: Contemporary Critical Perspectives is a critical guide to Mantel's work, from her earliest novels through to her recent Thomas Cromwell fictions, including analysis of her short story collections and memoir. Chapters cover such topics as Mantel's engagement with history to her deployment of the spectral and her extensive intertextuality. The book also includes a comprehensive interview with Mantel herself that explores her work and career.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Addressing Cultural Issues in Organizations

Addressing Cultural Issues in Organizations

To get beyond black and white means to eliminate conflicts between blacks and whites . This condition may be achieved by bringing about racial justice . There are other means as well . If people stop noticing and pointing out economic ...

Author: Robert T. Carter

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761905499

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

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Addressing Cultural Issues in Organizations provides conceptual models and practical approaches to organizational interventions which take account of cultural difference.
Categories: Business & Economics

Domestic Violence at the Margins

Domestic Violence at the Margins

During slavery and beyond, black women endured interpersonal violence at the hands of black men within those families, just as they endured rape, sexual assault, whippings, and other forms of ritualized violence and control by white ...

Author: Natalie J. Sokoloff

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813535708

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 443

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"This is a thoughtful and scholarly addition to the unfortunately scarce literature on domestic violence and oppression in all its forms."--Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Anna D. Wolf Chair, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing "An exciting and powerful collection that eloquently critiques some of the current thinking in domestic violence and raises key concerns for advocates and scholars working in the area."--Sujata Warrier, president, board of directors, Manavi: An organization for South Asian women "Sokoloff has assembled an impressive array of authors who challenge us to 'think outside of our contemporary domestic violence box.'"--Angela M. Moore Parmley, chief, violence and victimization research division, National Institute of Justice This groundbreaking anthology reorients the field of domestic violence research by bringing long-overdue attention to the structural forms of oppression in communities marginalized by race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, or social class. Reprints of the most influential recent work in the field as well as more than a dozen newly commissioned essays explore theoretical issues, current research, service provision, and activism among Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, and lesbians. The volume rejects simplistic analyses of the role of culture in domestic violence by elucidating the support systems available to battered women within different cultures, while at the same time addressing the distinct problems generated by that culture. Together, the essays pose a compelling challenge to stereotypical images of battered women that are racist, homophobic, and xenophobic. The most up-to-date and comprehensive picture of domestic violence available, this anthology is an essential text for courses in sociology, criminology, social work, and women's studies. Beyond the classroom, it provides critical information and resources for professionals working in domestic violence services, advocacy, social work, and law enforcement.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Mixed Race Studies

 Mixed Race  Studies

2 hooks, "Postmodern Blackness," 23-31; Marable, Beyond Black and White, 121-122; Schiele, "Afrocentricity for All," 27; Nantambu, "Pan-Africanism Versus Pan-African Nationalism," 561-574. 3 Manning Marable, Beyond Black and White, 122; ...

Author: Jayne O. Ifekwunigwe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135170714

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Mixed race studies is one of the fastest growing, as well as one of the most important and controversial areas in the field of race and ethnic relations. Bringing together pioneering and controversial scholarship from both the social and the biological sciences, as well as the humanities, this reader charts the evolution of debates on 'race' and 'mixed race' from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. The book is divided into three main sections: tracing the origins: miscegenation, moral degeneracy and genetics mapping contemporary and foundational discourses: 'mixed race', identities politics, and celebration debating definitions: multiraciality, census categories and critiques. This collection adds a new dimension to the growing body of literature on the topic and provides a comprehensive history of the origins and directions of 'mixed race' research as an intellectual movement. For students of anthropology, race and ethnicity, it is an invaluable resource for examining the complexities and paradoxes of 'racial' thinking across space, time and disciplines.
Categories: Social Science

Africans and the Politics of Popular Culture

Africans and the Politics of Popular Culture

Kenneth M. Cameron, Africa on Film: Beyond Black and White (New York: Continuum, 1996), 12. 5. Ibid., 44. 6. Paul Bohannan, “The Myth and the Fact,” in Africa on Film: Myth and Reality, ed. Richard A. Maynard (Rochelle Park, ...

Author: Toyin Falola

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781580463317

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 333

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Explores the instrumentalization of various aspects of popular culture in Africa.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Origin and Ellipsis in the Writing of Hilary Mantel

Origin and Ellipsis in the Writing of Hilary Mantel

The voices of Alison and Colette are equally evasive, which again suggests the text missing the point and also informs a necessary taking-to-task of a contemporary review of Beyond Black. Fay Weldon wrote of Beyond Black in 2005: Hilary ...

Author: Eileen Pollard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429535819

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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Origin and Ellipsis in the Writing of Hilary Mantel provokes a re-engagement with Derrida’s thinking in contemporary literature, with particular emphasis on the philosopher’s preoccupation with the process of writing. This is the first book-length study of Mantel’s writing, not just in terms of Derrida’s thought, but through any critical perspective or lens to date.
Categories: Literary Criticism