There is no doubt that Henry's Black Studies
and the Democratization of American Higher Education takes a highly critical look at the origins and history of Black Studies
as a field of inquiry.
I did this because, though African American studies is a younger field of study than many of the traditional disciplines such as history or sociology and is very frequently practiced under the umbrella of these conventional departments, we often forget that black studies
is an intellectual discipline characterized by different objects and methods of study than other disciplinary formations in the university.
Caroline Bressey is indeed walking a lonely road across the pond when it comes to Black studies
. Scholars like Bressey, a lecturer within the Department of Geography at University College London, have made important contributions to Black studies
within the U.K.
They stress the personal experiences of authors, students, and community-activists, as well as the need for new foci in Black studies
. To that end, there's an afterward about "black scholarship for black folk." The book is organized into five sections on prophetic words and new narratives; 21st century literacy and African-American youth; pedagogical approaches to race, culture, and faith in schools and communities; artistic and political narratives in Black American cultures; and cross-generational dialogues about the prison-industrial complex, family structure, and public health.
In the autumn of 2005 the editors produced a symposium and a survey relating to Black Studies
in the academy.
As Human Studies: Critical Essays and Interviews by Joyce A.
Strongly recommended for 20th Century American Music History and Black Studies
reading lists and reference collections, Soul On Soul is a fitting and superbly presented biography that provides a long neglected respect to one of the truly important and influential women in the evolution of jazz.
Margo Perkins's Autobiography as Activism is an important contribution to the study of black autobiography in America that students at all academic levels, and advanced researchers in the fields of Black Studies
(including black literature) and Women's Studies, will find helpful.
In 1994, President Clinton appointed him to the National Council on the Humanities for a six-year term, he is a past president of the National Council for Black Studies
, and author/editor of eight books and more than 80 articles and reviews on Black politics, public policy, and human rights.
The fictive future world of Triton and its inhabitants offers a series of lessons (of future pasts) for black studies
as a field of inquiry and disciplinary formation, but this essay reads Delany's Triton as an incisive critique on the commonsense of difference, which might also animate certain institutional politics that create and constrain contemporary iterations of black studies
programs no longer see themselves as the stepchildren of the academy.
In 2007 Cecil Brown wrote Dude, Where's My Black Studies
Department?: The Disappearance of Black Americans from Our Universities, a critique of how African Americans were being systematically excluded from higher education in California.