From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism

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Temple University Press, Jan 19, 2006 - Social Science - 256 pages
Despite legislation designed to eliminate unfair racial practices, the United States continues to struggle with a race problem. Some thinkers label this a "new" racism and call for new political responses to it. Using the experiences of African American women and men as a touchstone for analysis, Patricia Hill Collins examines new forms of racism as well as political responses to it.In this incisive and stimulating book, renowned social theorist Patricia Hill Collins investigates how nationalism has operated and re-emerged in the wake of contemporary globalization and offers an interpretation of how black nationalism works today in the wake of changing black youth identity. Hers is the first study to analyze the interplay of racism, nationalism, and feminism in the context of twenty-first century black America.From Black Power to Hip Hop covers a wide range of topics including the significance of race and ethnicity to the American national identity; how ideas about motherhood affect population policies; African American use of black nationalism ideologies as anti-racist practice; and the relationship between black nationalism, feminism and women in the hip-hop generation.

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Sociologist Collins (Black Feminist Thought; Black Sexual Politics) turns her eye toward young African American women who have chosen to explore feminism through pop culture instead of academia in ... Read full review


From Black Power to Hip Hop
I Race Family and the US NationState
II Ethnicity Culture and Black Nationalist Politics
III Feminism Nationalism and African American Women

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Patricia Hill Collins is Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park and author of Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment and Fighting Words: Black Women and the Search for Justice.

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