A Companion to African-American Studies

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Lewis Gordon, Jane Anna Gordon
Wiley, Feb 10, 2006 - Social Science - 668 pages
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A Companion to African-American Studies is a groundbreaking reappraisal of the history and future of African-American studies. Each original essay by an expert scholar in the field covers its topic with authority and clarity. This book is a definitive intervention at a critical time in the history of race relations and in the academic field of race and ethnic studies. Bringing together a dazzling array of established and emergent voices, the Companion opens with a series of reflections from those who waged pitched battles to establish African-American studies as a bona fide academic discipline. Students and scholars will find this to be an exciting and comprehensive overview, and an ideal resource for study and further research.

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Lewis R. Gordon is the Laura Carnell University Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Director of the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought and the Center for Afro-Jewish Studies at Temple University and Ongoing Visiting Professor of Government and Philosophy at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica. He is the author of several books, including Her Majesty's Other Children (1997), which won the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award for Advancing Human Rights, and Existentia Africana: Understanding Africana Existential Thought (2000).


Jane Anna Gordon teaches in the Department of Political Science at Temple University, where she is also an Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought. She is author of Why They Couldn't Wait: A Critique of the Black–Jewish Conflict Over Community Control in Ocean Hill–Brownsville, 1967–1971 (2001), and co-editor, with Lewis R. Gordon, of Not Only the Master's Tools: Theoretical Explorations in African-American Studies (2005).

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