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RA-50017-04
Schomburg Center's Scholars-in-Residence Program
Howard Dodson, New York Public Library

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Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness (Book)
Title: Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness
Author: Nicole R. Fleetwood
Abstract: Troubling Vision addresses American culture's fixation on black visibility, exploring how blackness is persistently seen as a problem in public culture and even in black scholarship that challenges racist discourse. Through trenchant analysis, the author reorients the problem of black visibility by turning attention to what it means to see blackness and to the the performative codes that reinforce, resignify, and disrupt its meaning.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/troubling-vision-performance-visuality-and-blackness/oclc/537308775&referer=brief_results
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780226253031

Race, Social Science and the Crisis of Manhood, 1890-1970: We are the Superman (Book)
Title: Race, Social Science and the Crisis of Manhood, 1890-1970: We are the Superman
Author: Malinda Alaine Lindquist
Abstract: Black Social Science and the Crisis of Manhood, 1890-1970 describes the young black male crisis, why we are largely unfamiliar with the story of the black superman, and why this matters to contemporary debates. It does so by returning to the work of those original black social scientists to explore the ways in which they understood the challenges of black manhood, offered substantive critiques of the nation’s race, class, and gender systems, and worked to construct a progression. The careful study of their work reveals the centrality of gender to discussions of race and class, and also new possibilities for understanding and discussing black men. This book offers a look at pioneering black social scientists as well as a history of the changing perceptions, ideals, and shifting depictions of black and white manhood over nearly a century.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415517430/
Primary URL Description: Publisher's website
Publisher: Routledge
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780415517430
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era (Book) [show prizes]
Title: Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era
Author: Chad L. Williams
Abstract: For the 380,000 African American soldiers who fought in World War I, Woodrow Wilson's charge to make the world "safe for democracy" carried life-or-death meaning. Chad L. Williams reveals the central role of African American soldiers in the global conflict and how they, along with race activists and ordinary citizens, committed to fighting for democracy at home and beyond. Using a diverse range of sources, Torchbearers of Democracy reclaims the legacy of African American soldiers and veterans and connects their history to issues such as the obligations of citizenship, combat and labor, diaspora and internationalism, homecoming and racial violence, "New Negro" militancy, and African American memories of the war.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/T-8002.html
Primary URL Description: Publisher's website
Secondary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/torchbearers-of-democracy-african-american-soldiers-in-the-world-war-i-era/oclc/851567246&referer=brief_results
Secondary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-0-8078-339

Voice of the Leopard: African Secret Societies and Cuba (Book)
Title: Voice of the Leopard: African Secret Societies and Cuba
Author: Ivor Lynn Miller
Abstract: In Voice of the Leopard: African Secret Societies and Cuba, Ivor L. Miller shows how African migrants and their political fraternities played a formative role in the history of Cuba. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, no large kingdoms controlled Nigeria and Cameroon's multilingual Cross River basin. Instead, each settlement had its own lodge of the initiation society called Ékpè, or "leopard," which was the highest indigenous authority. Ékpè lodges ruled local communities while also managing regional and long-distance trade. Cross River Africans, enslaved and forcibly brought to colonial Cuba, reorganized their Ékpè clubs covertly in Havana and Matanzas into a mutual-aid society called Abakuá, which became foundational to Cuba's urban life and music.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1147
Publisher: University of Mississippi Press
ISBN: 9781934110836

Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry (Book)
Title: Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry
Author: Evie Shockley
Abstract: Beginning with a deceptively simple question—What do we mean when we designate behaviors, values, or forms of expression as “black”?—Evie Shockley’s Renegade Poetics separates what we think we know about black aesthetics from the more complex and nuanced possibilities the concept has long encompassed. The study reminds us, first, that even among the radicalized young poets and theorists who associated themselves with the Black Arts Movement that began in the mid-1960s, the contours of black aesthetics were deeply contested and, second, that debates about the relationship between aesthetics and politics for African American artists continue into the twenty-first century.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.uiowapress.org/books/2011-fall/renegade-poetics.htm
Secondary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/renegade-poetics-black-aesthetics-and-formal-innovation-in-african-american-poetry/oclc/704907858&referer=brief_results
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Type: Single author monograph

Loving the Other in 1970s Harlem: Race, Space and Place in Aaron Loves Angela (Article)
Title: Loving the Other in 1970s Harlem: Race, Space and Place in Aaron Loves Angela
Author: Sandhya Shukla
Abstract: The article explores the implications of race and place in the 1975 film Aaron Loves Angela, where two teenagers—a young Puerto Rican woman and an African American man—fall in love in Harlem.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/symploke/v018/18.1-2.shukla.html
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: symploke, Vol.18, Numbers 1-2
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

"Harlem’s Pasts in its Present” (Book Section)
Title: "Harlem’s Pasts in its Present”
Author: Sandhya Shukla
Editor: Carol Greenhouse
Abstract: Harlem's Pasts in Its Present
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/toc/14663.html
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Book Title: Politics, Publics, Personhood: Ethnography at the Limits of Neoliberalism
ISBN: 978-0-8122-419


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