John H. Stanfield
Black Reflective Sociology
Epistemology, Theory, and Methodology
Left Coast Press 2011
John H. Stanfield II, the leading contemporary Black sociologist of knowledge, distills decades of his research and thinking in a set of articles―some original to the volume, others from fugitive sources―that address race in the formation of epistemologies, theories, and methodologies in social science. Stanfields contributions to the discipline, such as the adoption of restorative justice as an anti-racism solution in multiracial societies and the development of African diasporic sociological reasoning, are highlighted here. Ranging widely across theoretical, methodological, and substantive topics, Stanfield creates a reflective sociology viewed through an African diasporic lens that enriches the thinking and practice of social science.