By Jane Anna Gordon
A significant other to African-American Studies is a thrilling and finished re-appraisal of the background and way forward for African American stories.
Chapter 1 On My First Acquaintance with Black experiences: A Yale tale (pages 3–19): Houston A. Baker
Chapter 2 maintaining Africology: at the production and improvement of a self-discipline (pages 20–32): Molefi Kete Asante
Chapter three goals, Nightmares, and Realities: Afro?American stories at Brown college, 1969–1986 (pages 33–50): Rhett Jones
Chapter four Black stories within the Whirlwind: A Retrospective View (pages 51–58): Charlotte Morgan?Cato
Chapter five From the delivery to a Mature Afro?American stories at Harvard, 1969–2002 (pages 59–75): Martin Kilson
Chapter 6 Black reviews and Ethnic reviews: The Crucible of data and Social motion (pages 76–95): Johnnella E. Butler
Chapter 7 A Debate on Activism in Black reports (pages 96–101): Henry Louis Gates and Manning Marable
Chapter eight making a song the demanding situations: the humanities and arts as Collaborative websites in African?American reports (pages 102–106): Herman Beavers
Chapter nine On How We Mistook the Map for the Territory, and Reimprisoned Ourselves in Our insufferable Wrongness of Being, of Desetre: Black stories towards the Human venture (pages 107–118): Sylvia Wynter
Chapter 10 the recent public sale Block: Blackness and (pages 119–135): Hazel V. Carby
Chapter eleven Black reviews, Black Professors, and the Struggles of notion (pages 136–141): Nell Irvin Painter
Chapter 12 Autobiography of an Ex?White guy (pages 142–167): Robert Paul Wolff
Chapter thirteen Homage to Mistress Wheatley (pages 171–191): Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Chapter 14 Toni Cade Bambara's these Bones usually are not My baby as a version for Black experiences (pages 192–208): Joyce Ann Joyce
Chapter 15 Jazz awareness (pages 209–222): Paul Austerlitz
Chapter sixteen Afro?American reviews and the increase of African?American Philosophy (pages 223–245): Paget Henry
Chapter 17 Sociology and the African Diaspora adventure (pages 246–264): Tukufu Zuberi
Chapter 18 Suicide in Black and White: Theories and records (pages 265–278): Alvin Poussaint and Amy Alexander
Chapter 19 a few Reflections on demanding situations Posed to Social clinical procedure by means of the examine of Race (pages 279–304): Jane Anna Gordon
Chapter 20 African?American Queer reviews (pages 305–329): David Ross Fryer
Chapter 21 Black reviews, Race, and important Race thought: a story Deconstruction of legislation (pages 330–359): Clevis Headley
Chapter 22 Unthinkable heritage? The Haitian Revolution, Historiography, and Modernity at the outer edge (pages 360–376): Sibylle Fischer
Chapter 23 historic awareness within the Relation of African?American experiences to Modernity (pages 377–399): Stefan M. Wheelock
Chapter 24 An rising Mosaic: Rewriting Postwar African?American heritage (pages 400–416): Peniel E. Joseph
Chapter 25 Reflections on African?American Political notion: the various Rivers of Freedom (pages 417–434): B. Anthony Bogues
Chapter 26 Politics of data: Black coverage pros within the Managerial Age (pages 435–452): Floyd W. Hayes
Chapter 27 From the Nile to the Niger: The Evolution of African religious suggestions (pages 453–475): Charles Finch
Chapter 28 3 Rival Narratives of Black faith (pages 476–493): William D. Hart
Chapter 29 Babel within the North: Black Migration, ethical group, and the Ethics of Racial Authenticity (pages 494–511): Eddie S. Glaude
Chapter 30 finding Afro?American Judaism: A Critique of White Normativity (pages 512–542): Walter Isaac
Chapter 31 twiddling with the darkish: Africana and Latino Literary Imaginations (pages 543–567): Claudia M. Milian Arias
Chapter 32 Africana reports: The foreign Context and bounds (pages 568–589): Anani Dzidzienyo
Chapter 33 Africana suggestion and African?Diasporic reports (pages 590–598): Lewis R. Gordon
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9 Kenneth Knies (2005) characterizes these academic units under the term post-European sciences to emphasize their promise as sites of new epistemic possibilities. With regard to at least African-American Studies being “too political,” perhaps two developments over the past thirty years best illustrate this assessment: (1) it is well known that Black Studies programs and departments have been targets of the US counterintelligence program’s (COINTELPRO) interventions and surveillance, and (2) the conservative charge of “political correctness” is almost synonymous with Black Studies and subsequently Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Queer Studies programs.
But I had to change my tune. That victory played cat and mouse; it made a fool of me. As the other put it, when I was present, it was not; when it was there, I was no longer” (Fanon 1967b: 119–20). 20 Ralph Ellison provides a wonderful allegory of this craziness in the fiasco at the Golden Day bar, where a group of well-educated “crazies” produce mayhem on their day out from the sanitarium, in chapter 3 of his classic novel Invisible Man (1995). 21 In addition to the daily obstacles posed by hostile institutions, most of the contributors to this volume have experienced death threats, hate mail, or hate calls, often for doing such xxxiii Lewis R.
It is only fitting that we close our introduction with words from one of their greatest spokespersons: Let then the Dreams of the dead rebuke the Blind who think that what is will be forever and teach them that what was worth living for must live again and that xxxi Lewis R. Gordon and Jane Anna Gordon which merited death must stay dead. 22 Notes 1 It should be borne in mind that Las Casas eventually renounced all slavery. It took the thought and political efforts of the court historian Ginés de Sepúlveda, premised upon Aristotelian notions of “natural slaves” and “natural masters,” to provide the prevailing ideology of expansion through conquest and enslavement (see, for example, chapter 9, this volume).