Edited By Rochelle Brock, Dara Nix-Stevenson and Paul Chamness Miller
The Critical Black Studies Reader is a ground-breaking volume whose aim is to criticalize and reenvision Black Studies through a critical lens. The book not only stretches the boundaries of knowledge and understanding of issues critical to the Black experience, it creates a theoretical grounding that is intersectional in its approach. Our notion of Black Studies is neither singularly grounded in African American Studies nor on traditional notions of the Black experience. Though situated work in this field has historically
grappled with the question of «where are we?» in Black Studies, this volume offers the reader a type of criticalization that has not occurred to this point. While the volume includes seminal works by authors in the field, as a critical endeavor, the editors have also included pieces that address the political issues that intersect with – among others –
power, race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, place, and economics.
Part 2: Sociopolitical and Cultural Aesthetics in Black Studies
Part 2 sociopolitical and Cultural aesthetics in Black studies an important component to a critical examination of Black studies is its intersection with sociopo-litical power and cultural aesthetics. Part 2 explores these aspects of critical Blac...
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