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Reading Richard Wright beyond the Carceral State: The Politics of Refusal in Black Radical Imagination

Laura Grattan

in The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175164
eISBN:
9780813175195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175164.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter by Laura Grattan offers an alternative to critics and admirers who equate Wright’s resistance to white supremacy and capitalism with either ressentiment or violence. Drawing on Native ... More


From The Street to the Streets: Black Literary Production and Urban Space

Yelena Bailey

in How the Streets Were Made: Housing Segregation and Black Life in America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469660592
eISBN:
9781469660615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660592.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 3 examines how Black authors have depicted the streets in their writing and challenged anti-Black narratives associated with urban space. This chapter provides an in-depth analysis Ann ... More


The Myth of the Innocent Nation: The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Richard T. Hughes

in Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042065
eISBN:
9780252050800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042065.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

While the myth of the Innocent Nation weaves a tale that is objectively false with no redemptive qualities, it is one of the strongest of the American myths in terms of its hold over the American ... More


The Myth of the Christian Nation: The Early National Period

Richard T. Hughes

in Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042065
eISBN:
9780252050800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042065.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

While America’s founders sought to create a nation of religious freedom, not a Christian nation, Christians in the early nineteenth century effectively Christianized the American Republic through the ... More


Epilogue: Essaying in the Digital Age

Cheryl A. Wall

in On Freedom and the Will to Adorn: The Art of the African American Essay

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646909
eISBN:
9781469646923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646909.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter considers the status of the essay in the twenty-first century as it shifts its medium from print to digital. It is argued that given the ability for the essay to speak to moments of ... More


The Myth of Nature’s Nation: The Revolutionary Period

Richard T. Hughes

in Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042065
eISBN:
9780252050800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042065.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The American myth of Nature’s Nation claims that the United States, and especially its founding documents, owe nothing to human history but reflect the natural order as it came from the hands of the ... More


Introduction

David Ikard

in Lovable Racists, Magical Negroes, and White Messiahs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226492469
eISBN:
9780226492773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492773.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The introduction lays out the larger argument of the book which includes defining the tropes lovable racists, white messiahs, and magical negroes. The chief argument is that these tropes have long ... More


Introduction

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

in Reconsidering Reparations

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780197508893
eISBN:
9780197508923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197508893.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter introduces the broad perspective of the book on reparations, foregrounding concrete changes to our lives and institutions rather than symbolic ones. Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The Case for ... More


Conclusion: The Soul of Democracy

Sharon D. Welch

in After the Protests are Heard: Enacting Civic Engagement and Social Transformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479883646
eISBN:
9781479840571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479883646.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

We are not seeking an expansion of economic prosperity and political rights only for ourselves as individuals, or even only for our particular social and cultural group. A society that truly values ... More


Introduction: Racial Formation in the Risk Society

Benjamin Wiggins

in Calculating Race: Racial Discrimination in Risk Assessment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197504000
eISBN:
9780197504031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197504000.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

The introduction of Calculating Race positions the process of racial formation in the context of the risk society. The relationship between race and risk stretches back to the transatlantic slave ... More


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