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Africana History, Culture and Social Policy: A Collection of Critical Essays James L. Conyers Jr.

Africana History, Culture and Social Policy: A Collection of Critical Essays

James L. Conyers Jr.

Published October 20th 1999
ISBN : 9781573092111
Hardcover
420 pages
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In this collection of compelling essays, scholars critically examine the history, culture, and social policies that surround the African Diaspora and explore how these have shaped the experiences of African-Americans today. The essays address a wideMoreIn this collection of compelling essays, scholars critically examine the history, culture, and social policies that surround the African Diaspora and explore how these have shaped the experiences of African-Americans today. The essays address a wide range of related topics that include historical perspectives on black clergy, the historical significance of black poetry and literature, the place of black studies in the academy, racism on campuses, and issues concerning social work. In seeking to promote dialogue between scholars of various disciplines, this volume fosters a non-hegemonic perspective that is critical for investigating and understanding contemporary African-American culture.