BOOKS RECEIVED:  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… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Provenzo and Abaka, eds., “W. E. B. Du Bois on Africa” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
W. E. B. Du Bois is arguably the most important Black intellectual of the twentieth century and among the most important intellectual figures in modern African social thought. One of the founders of Pan-Africanism and a key figure in the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Antoinette Jackson, “Speaking for the Enslaved: Heritage Interpretation at Antebellum Plantation Sites” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
Focusing on the agency of enslaved Africans and their descendants in the South, this work argues for the systematic unveiling and recovery of subjugated knowledge, histories, and cultural practices of those traditionally silenced and overlooked by national heritage projects and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Anna S. Agbe-Davies, “Tobacco, Pipes, and Race in Colonial Virginia: Little Tubes of Mighty Power” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Tobacco, Pipes, and Race in Colonial Virginia investigates the economic and social power that surrounded the production and use of tobacco pipes in colonial Virginia and the difficulty of correlating objects with cultural identities. A common artifact in colonial period… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Kimberly Nettles, “Guyana Diaries: Women’s Lives Across Difference” (Left Coast Press, 2008)
Guyana Diaries narrates the life histories of members of the Red Thread Development Corporation, a group of women activists in the Caribbean. Kimberly Nettles, an African American researcher, explores the impact of their work on these women’s lives and, in… Read More
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