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Dispatches from the Ebony Tower
Author: Manning Marable

ISBN: 9780231114776
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 14 February 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9 x 2.2
Description:


What constitutes black studies and where does this discipline stand at the end of the twentieth century? In this wide-ranging and original volume, Manning Marable -- one of the leading scholars of African American history -- gathers key materials from contemporary thinkers who interrogate the richly diverse content and multiple meanings of the collective experiences of black folk.

Here are numerous voices expressing very different political, cultural, and historical views, from black conservatives, to black separatists, to blacks who advocate radical democratic transformation. Here are topics ranging from race and revolution in Cuba, to the crack epidemic in Harlem, to Afrocentrism and its critics. All of these voices, however, are engaged in some aspect of what Marable sees as the essential triad of the black intellectual tradition: describing the reality of black life and experiences, critiquing racism and stereotypes, or proposing positive steps for the empowerment of black people.

Highlights from "Dispatches from the Ebony Tower":

Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Manning Marable debate the role of activism in black s...

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