Racial Structure and Radical Politics in the African Diaspora: Volume 2, Africana Studies

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  • Copyright: 2009-06-15
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This is a must read book for anyone interested in theareas of racial theory and racial relations, multiculturaland polarized religions, and the making of African personalityand culture. In keeping with earlier volumes inthe series, it emphasizes the cross-fertilization of Africaand the world.In Binga Bank: The Development of the Black Metropolis”Beth Johnson gives an historic look at theopening of the Binga Bank, its founder, and how thebank helped stimulate the black metropolis in Chicago.Black on the Block” takes a look at life in the communityof North Kenwood-Oakland, California. Mark Christiandescribes what it is like to be a member in the Africandiaspora in the United States and United Kingdom.In the racial theory and racial relations area, ClarenceTally’s "The ‘Race’ Concept and Racial Structure" arguesthat the study of race has become dominated by the ideathat race is socially constructed. Reiland Rabaka analyzesdiscourse on the process of awarding reparationsto people of African origin. Paula A. Moore explains whypeople of African descent with mental health problemsdo not receive treatment."Patriot Day" focuses on the emergence and growthof Islam in America and its struggle to connect withAmerica’s cultural heritage. "Edward Wilmot Blydenand the African Personality," by James Conyers, reviewsBlyden’s ideas and beliefs challenging the Europeanworldview. "Cultural Helix Theory" examines the mostfundamental component of African culture, language andhow it affects the black community. "Black in the Saddle"by Demetrius W. Pearson chronicles the professionaland personal experiences of Willie Thomas, an AfricanAmerican cowboy

Author Biography

About the Editor James L. Conyers, Jr., is university professor of African American studies, director of the African American studies program, and director of the Center for the Study of African American Culture at the University of Houston. He is also the editor of Law, Culture, and Africana Studies and Afrocentric Traditions (available from Transaction).

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Binga Bank and the Development of the Black Metropolisp. 1
Black on the Blockp. 13
African Diaspora Connections and Gilroy's Denialp. 45
The "Race" Concept and Racial Structurep. 61
W.E.B. Du Bois, Reparations, Radical Politics, and Critical Race Theoryp. 81
Application of the African Model of Positive Mental Health and NTU Therapy in Clinical Practice with Clients of African Descentp. 113
Patriot Day: The World Community of Al-Islam in the West's Vision of Multicultural Politics in a Neo-Racist Worldp. 127
Edward Wilmot Blyden and the African Personality: A Discourse on African Cultural Identityp. 143
Cultural Helix Theory: Language, Life, and Rhythmp. 161
Black in the Saddle: The Best Bull Rider You Never Sawp. 183
African American Culture and Oral History: A Social Study of Lawnside, New Jerseyp. 197
Contributorsp. 211
Indexp. 213
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