Books in category Social Science – Black Studies (Global)

  • American Babylon

    American Babylon
    Robert O. Self

    American Babylon tells this story through Oakland and its nearby suburbs, tracing both the history of civil rights and black power politics as well as the history of suburbanization and home-owner politics.

  • A Voice From the South

    A Voice From the South
    Anna Julia Cooper

    Considered one of the original texts foretelling the black feminist movement, this collection of essays, first published in 1892, offers an unparalleled view into the thought of black women writers in nineteenth-century America.

  • The New Negro

    The New Negro
    Alain Locke

    With poetry, prose, and nonfiction essays, this collection is widely praised for its literary strength as well as its historical coverage of a monumental and fascinating time in the history of America.

  • The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race

    The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race
    Naomi Zack

    Additionally, the essays consider the societal limitations and structures provided by public policy and law. As a critical theory, the volume compares the study of race to feminism.

  • Corrective Rape

    Corrective Rape
    Charlayne Hunter-Gault

    This book examines the wider social context of anti-LGBTI sentiment in South Africa, a country that was the first in the world to include constitutional language forbidding discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation, and the search …

  • The African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century

    The African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century
    John W. Frazier, Joe T. Darden, Norah F. Henry

    Drawing on the work of social scientists from geographic, historical, sociological, and political science perspectives, this volume offers new perspectives on the African diaspora in the United States and Canada.

  • In Search of the Black Fantastic

    In Search of the Black Fantastic
    Richard Iton

    But as Richard Iton shows in this provocative and insightful volume, despite the changes brought about by the civil rights movement, and contrary to the wishes of those committed to narrower conceptions of politics, black artists have …

  • The Aboriginal Tent Embassy

    The Aboriginal Tent Embassy
    Gary Foley, Andrew Schaap, Edwina Howell

    More than a simple oral history, some of the key players represented here bring with them the imprimatur of the education they were to gain in the era after the Tent Embassy. This is an act of radicalisation.

  • Boko Haram

    Boko Haram
    Alexander Thurston

    This is the first book to tell the full story of this West African affiliate of the Islamic State, from its beginnings in the early 2000s to its most infamous violence, including the 2014 kidnapping of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls.

  • Free Jazz Black Power

    Free Jazz/Black Power
    Philippe Carles, Jean-Louis Comolli

    The impact of this book is difficult to overstate, as it made readers reconsider their response to African American music. In some cases it changed the way musicians thought about and played jazz.

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