W.E.B. Du Bois and the Problems of the Twenty-first Century: An Essay on Africana Critical Theory

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Lexington Books, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 277 pages
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W. E. B. Du Bois and the Problems of the Twenty-First Century utilizes Du Bois's thought and texts to develop an informed critical theory of contemporary society. This book broadens the base of critical theory, making it more multicultural, transethnic, transgender, and non-Western European philosophy focused by placing it in dialogue with theory and phenomena that had been heretofore woefully neglected. Taking the preeminent black intellectual of the twentieth century as his primary point of departure, Reiland Rabaka identifies and analyzes several key contributions that Du Bois and the black racial tradition offer to those interested in redeveloping and racially revising contemporary critical social theory. With chapters on critical race theory, postcolonial theory, feminism, and Marxism, this volume builds bridges from Africana Studies to disparate discursive communities, accessibly demonstrating Du Bois's, and the black radical tradition's, contributions to, and the potential impact on, a wide-range of new social scientific research and radical political struggles.
 

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Contents

Introduction Du Bois and Africana Critical Theory
1
Du Boiss Concepts of Race Critiques of Racism and Contributions to Critical White Studies and Critical Race Theory
35
Du Bois and the Politics and Problematics of Postcolonialism
83
Du Boiss Critique of Capitalism Critical Marxism and Discourse on Democratic Socialism
101
Du Bois and The Damnation of Women Critical Social Theory and the Souls of Black Female Folk
137
Conclusion Du Bois the Problems of the TwentyFirst Century and the Reconstruction of Critical Social Theory
187
Bibliography
199
Index
267
About the Author
277
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Reiland Rabaka is associate professor of Africana studies in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he is also affiliate professor of women and gender studies and a research fellow at the Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America (CSERA). He is also the recipient of the Cheikh Anta Diop Distinguished Career Award.

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