The Black Studies Reader

The Black Studies Reader

The Black Studies Reader

The Black Studies Reader


A long overdue look at the central role Black studies has played within academic life and cultureExplains how, as a truly transdisciplinary field, Black studies brought non-white Barbies, the pragmatics of political activism and profound educational initiatives into the classroom


Bellegarde-Smith, Patrick, “Hormones and Melanin: The Dimensions of “Race, ” Sex and Gender in Africology; Reflexive Journeys.” Copyright by the author

Bobo, Jacqueline, “The Color Purple: Black Women as Cultural Readers, ” in E. Deidre Pri-bram, ed., Female Spectators: Looking at Film and Television (London and New York: Verso, 1988), 90-109.

Brown, Elsa Barkley, “Womanist Consciousness: Maggie Lena Walker and the Indeoendent Order of Saint Luke, ” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 14:3 (spring 1989): 610-33.

Cannon, Katie Geneva, “Slave Ideology and Biblical Interpretation, ” Semeia 47 (1989): 9-22.

Cole, Johnnetta B., “Black Studies in Liberal Arts Education” in Johnnella E. Butler and John C. Walter, eds., Transforming the Curriculum Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies (Al-bany: State University of New York Press, 1991), 131-47.

Davis, Angela Y., “Black Women and the Academy: Defending Our Name 1894-1994, ” Callaloo 17:2 (summer 1994): 422-31.

duCille, Ann, “Dyes and Dolls: Multicultural Barbie and the Deep Play of Difference, ” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 6:1 (spring 1994): 48-68.

Grant, Jacquelyn, “Black Theology and the Black Woman, ” in Delores P. Aldridge and Car-lene Young, eds., Out of the Revolution: The Development of Africana Studies (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2000), 427-43.

Hall, Stuart. “What Is This 'Black' in Black Popular Culture?” in Gina Dent, ed., Black Popular Culture (Seattle, Wash.: Bay Press, 1992), 21-33. (Now published by the New Press.)

Hammonds, Evelynn, “Black (W)holes and the Geometry of Black Female Sexuality”(More Gender Trouble: Feminism Meets Queer Theory), differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 6:2-3 (summer-fall 1994): 126-46.

Harris, Robert L., Jr., “The Intellectual and Institutional Development of Africana Stud-ies, ” in Robert L. Harris Jr., Darlene Clark Hine, and Nellie McKay, eds., Three Essays: Black Studies in the United States (New York: The Ford Foundation, 1990), 7-14.

Hudley, Cynthia, and Rhoda Barnes, “Home-School Partnership through the Eyes of Parents.” Research paper supported by the Center for Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (1993).

Hull, Akasha Gloria, “DreadPath/LockSpirit, ” in Gloria Wade-Gayles, eds., My Soul Is a Witness: African-American Women's Spirituality (Boston: Beacon Press, 1995), 229-33.

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