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The Black Encounter

Zain Abdullah

in Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314250
eISBN:
9780199871797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314250.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter covers relations between longtime Black residents and newly arrived West African Muslims. During their settlement, African immigrants try to reconcile their Black identity with their ... More


Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem

Zain Abdullah

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314250
eISBN:
9780199871797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314250.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

A recent influx of one hundred thousand West African immigrants is creating an enclave that Harlem residents now cal, Little Africa. Because most Americans view Islam as an Arab religion, many ... More


Representation for Whom?

Nadia E. Brown

in Sisters in the Statehouse: Black Women and Legislative Decision Making

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199352432
eISBN:
9780199352456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199352432.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 5 examines how Black women state legislators employ forms of Black political identity when representing their constituents, specifically when it comes to groups that are constructed as ... More


From Group Membership to Group Identification

Candis Watts Smith

in Black Mosaic: The Politics of Black Pan-Ethnic Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823543
eISBN:
9781479811113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823543.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the group boundaries of Black identity. These boundaries have traditionally been shaped by historical and ongoing processes of racialization—the macro and micro processes that ... More


Introduction

Nadia E. Brown

in Sisters in the Statehouse: Black Women and Legislative Decision Making

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199352432
eISBN:
9780199352456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199352432.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The introduction situates representational identity theory and my conceptualization of a Black political identity in preparation for theorizing Black women’s political behavior. It proposes that ... More


Broadening Black Identity: Evidence in National Data

Candis Watts Smith

in Black Mosaic: The Politics of Black Pan-Ethnic Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823543
eISBN:
9781479811113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823543.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines various dimensions of Black racial identity, and compares the determinants of racial identity of African Americans with those of Black immigrants. The Model of Racial Identity ... More


The Positive Power of Stigma and Black Identity

Charles Price

in Becoming Rasta: Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767467
eISBN:
9780814768464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767467.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter examines how people like the Rastafari come to place Blackness and religion at the center of their self-concept, how they turn stigma into an asset, and how these acts relate to ... More


Black Mosaic: The Politics of Black Pan-Ethnic Diversity

Candis Watts Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823543
eISBN:
9781479811113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823543.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Historically, Black Americans have easily found common ground on political, social, and economic goals. Yet, there are signs of increasing variety of opinion among Blacks in the United States, due in ... More


A Black eye

Darrell M. Newton

in Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and West Indian Immigration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081675
eISBN:
9781781702840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081675.003.0033
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter focuses on interviews that feature the contemporary perspectives of Black Britons working within the London television market. Issues for discussion with the interviewees included ... More


Meta-Ethnography: An Exploratory Inquiry into Black Racial Identity Theory and Qualitative Research

Charles Price and Orisanmi Burton

in Cultural Constructions of Identity: Meta-Ethnography and Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190676087
eISBN:
9780190676117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676087.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The authors use meta-ethnography to learn how dissertation researchers have used Black racial identity theory (BRIT) to qualitatively study race and Black racial identity. BRIT has gained increasing ... More


The Demands on Reproduction: Worrying the Limits of Gender Identity

GerShun Avilez

in Radical Aesthetics and Modern Black Nationalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040122
eISBN:
9780252098321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040122.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter tracks how artists investigate the discourse of reproduction not simply to explore dual meanings, but rather to consider how the politicized concept of reproduction functions as a ... More


Race Formation and Morally Configured Black Identities

Charles Price

in Becoming Rasta: Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767467
eISBN:
9780814768464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767467.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses how Blackness and its various permutations—especially the morally configured ones—develop in Jamaica and persist to the present. It looks at the lineage of Rastafari rhetoric ... More


The Claim of Innocence: Deconstructing the Machinery of Whiteness

GerShun Avilez

in Radical Aesthetics and Modern Black Nationalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040122
eISBN:
9780252098321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040122.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter tracks how artists inhabit the subjective space of whiteness as a closing ranks move. This idea may seem counterintuitive, but for many thinkers, exploring whiteness is useful in ... More


The Politics of Race in Panama: Afro-Hispanic and West Indian Literary Discourses of Contention

Sonja Stephenson Watson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049861
eISBN:
9780813050331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049861.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book tells the story of Afro-Hispanics whose ancestors came as African slaves during the colonial period and West Indians who emigrated from the English-speaking countries of Jamaica and ... More


Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America

Kwame Dixon and John Burdick (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037561
eISBN:
9780813043098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037561.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Throughout the Americas black social movement groups are increasingly using sophisticated strategies and tactics to challenge racial and gender inequality. Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin ... More


Conclusion: Costumbrista Essays on Blacks: Nineteenth-Century Preconceived Notions of Civility

Rafael Ocasio

in Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041643
eISBN:
9780813043913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041643.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Costumbristas sought to engage in multiple and diverse conversations illustrative of the complex issues of Cuban slavery at the peak of the sugarcane boom, including the impact of Black customs on ... More


Du Bois's Crisis and the Black Image on the Page

Jenny Woodley

in Art for Equality: The NAACPs Cultural Campaign for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145167
eISBN:
9780813145471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145167.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Between 1910 and 1934 W. E. B. Du Bois was editor of the NAACP's official magazine, the Crisis. This chapter examines the artwork, poetry, short stories, and plays he published and the ways he ... More


Identity and Ideology: The Names Controversy

Sterling Stuckey

in Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931675
eISBN:
9780199356027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931675.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter looks at black identity and its evolution, and shows how the controversy over how African Americans defined themselves in the twentieth century had its roots in the slave condition of ... More


“Dangerously Free”: Morrison’s Unspeakable Territory

Philip Weinstein

in Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460193
eISBN:
9781626740419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460193.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay testifies to Toni Morrison’s willingness to probe racial experiences that are painful to the touch. As a novelist Morrison enters her “own” territory with the same self-risking dedication ... More


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