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The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s

Derrick E. White

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037356
eISBN:
9780813041605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037356.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines how the Institute of the Black World (IBW), led by historian, theologian, and political activist Vincent Harding, mobilized Black intellectuals in identifying strategy to continue ... More


Race across the Atlantic … and Back: Theorizing Africa and/in the Diaspora

Jemima Pierre

in The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923024
eISBN:
9780226923048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923048.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter brings together the book's thesis on global processes of racialization with the author's two primary fields of engagement: African studies and African diaspora studies. First, it ... More


American Studies: Interdisciplinarity over Half a Century

Jerry A. Jacobs

in In Defense of Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226069296
eISBN:
9780226069463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069463.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

American studies was one of the first academic fields to embrace the principle of interdisciplinarity. Chapter 8 reviews the history of the field since the late 1940s, summarizes its main ... More


George Clement Bond: Anthropologist, Africanist, Educator, and Visionary

Rachel Watkins

in The Second Generation of African American Pioneers in Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042027
eISBN:
9780252050763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042027.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter offers a thematic examination of Bond’s work that captures early innovations, later developments, and connections between his scholarship and that of the previous generation of black ... More


Introduction: Black Inclusion / Chinese Exclusion: Toward a Cultural History of Comparative Racialization

Edlie L. Wong

in Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479868001
eISBN:
9781479899043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868001.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The dialectical configuration of black inclusion/Chinese exclusion remains one of the most lasting racial formations from Reconstruction America. Black citizenship and suffrage neither mitigated ... More


Reconstructing “America”: The Development of African American Studies in the Federal Republic of Germany

Eva Boesenberg

in Germans and African Americans: Two Centuries of Exchange

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737844
eISBN:
9781604737851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737844.003.0013
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how African American Studies in the Federal Republic of Germany emerged in the 1950s as an outgrowth of the rise of American Studies in West Germany after World War II. It looks ... More


Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie in Nigeria and the African Studies Network

Inderjeet Parmar

in Foundations of the American Century: The Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the Rise of American Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146296
eISBN:
9780231517935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146296.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the philanthropic interventions of the Carnegie Corporation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Ford Foundation in Nigeria. These American foundations in the 1950s had thought ... More


: Islam, the Qurʾan School, and the Africans

Rudolph T. Ware III

in The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614311
eISBN:
9781469614335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory provides an overview of the book's main themes. The book explores one of the institutions most responsible for the transmission of the Qurʾan and its embodiment in lived ... More


Internationalizing African American Studies, Too: White (West-) German Responses to the Civil Rights Movement

Sabine Broeck

in Global Perspectives on the United States: Pro-Americanism, Anti-Americanism, and the Discourses Between

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040832
eISBN:
9780252099335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040832.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This essay simultaneously provides a case study of moments of cultural and political crossover between African American liberation movements and the West German public in the Cold War period, and it ... More


Judah Benzion (‘Ben’) Segal 1912–2003

Edward Ullendorff and Sebastian Brock

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 130, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, IV

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263501
eISBN:
9780191734212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263501.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

Judah Benzion Segal (1912–2003), a Fellow of the British Academy, had a long career as a teacher of Semitic languages at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. Segal’s ... More


Work and Community Among West African Migrant Workers since the Nineteenth Century

Diane Frost

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853235231
eISBN:
9781786945402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235231.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Work and Community Among West African Migrant Workers since the Nineteenth Century uncovers a fascinating chapter of British and West African social history by re-telling the forgotten history of the ... More


Originary Displacement: Or, Passages of the Double and the Limit of World

Nahum Dimitri Chandler

in X-The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254064
eISBN:
9780823261239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254064.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter provides both a critique and a way beyond the central theoretical approaches that dominated the social scientific study of the cultural provenance of the social and historical practices ... More


African Historical Writing

Toyin Falola

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 5: Historical Writing Since 1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199225996
eISBN:
9780191863431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199225996.003.0020
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter looks at African historical writing. Several intellectual currents fused to produce the emergence of modern African historiography. First, the global black intellectual movement, ... More


Invisible Users: Youth in the Internet Cafes of Urban Ghana

Jenna Burrell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017367
eISBN:
9780262301459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017367.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The urban youth frequenting the Internet cafés of Accra, Ghana, who are decidedly not members of their country's elite, use the Internet largely as a way to orchestrate encounters across distance and ... More


Translating Africa in the French republic of letters

Ruth Bush

in Publishing Africa in French: Literary Institutions and Decolonization 1945-1967

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381953
eISBN:
9781786945181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381953.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Translating Africa in the French republic of letters’ is the concluding chapter in the ‘Mediations’ section of the text as well as the book itself, and focuses on the role of translation as a ... More


Ericwilliams, Africa, and Africans

James M. May

in Eric Williams & the Making of the Modern Caribbean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829875
eISBN:
9781469605692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888506_palmer.12
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Placing Eric Williams on a broader stage, this chapter examines his attitudes toward Africa and Africans. Williams had demonstrated a long-standing interest in Africa and its peoples. He was an ... More


Unsexing the Race: Lynching, Castration, and Racial Science

Melissa N. Stein

in Measuring Manhood: Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830-1934

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816673025
eISBN:
9781452952437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673025.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter four argues that emasculation was central to scientific and popular discourse on lynching as well as its practice. For three decades, prominent U.S. physicians recommended surgical castration ... More


Jazz Dance in Higher Education

Kim Chandler Vaccaro

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0026
Subject:
Music, Dance

The author argues for the inclusion of more jazz dance within higher education dance programs. Jazz dance has often been regarded as entertainment-oriented “low art,” and less worthy of inclusion ... More


Walter White, Scientific Racism, and the NAACP Antilynching Campaign

Melissa N. Stein

in Measuring Manhood: Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830-1934

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816673025
eISBN:
9781452952437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673025.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter five reveals that in the 1920s and 30s, black NAACP leader Walter White identified racial scientists as part of the problem, not the solution. He made debunking biological theories of black ... More


Book-publishing at Présence Africaine

Ruth Bush

in Publishing Africa in French: Literary Institutions and Decolonization 1945-1967

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381953
eISBN:
9781786945181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381953.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Book-publishing at Présence Africaine’ explores the extent of which the idealized notion of autonomy was transformed by the effects of decolonization on the Parisian publishing landscape. The ... More


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