From Black Power to Hip Hop

Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism

Patricia Hill Collins
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Publication: Jan 06

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256 pages
6 x 9

A provocative analysis of the new contours of black nationalism and feminism in America

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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. In the series Politics, History, and Social Change, edited by John C. Torpey

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Introduction: From Black Power to Hip Hop Part I: Race, Family, and the U.S. Nation-State 1.;Like One of the Family: Race, Ethnicity, and the Paradox of American National Identity 2.;Will the “Real” Mother Please Stand Up? The Logic of Eugenics and American National Family Planning Part II: Ethnicity, Culture, and Black Nationalist Politics 3.;Black Nationalism and African American Ethnicity: The Case of Afrocentrism as Civil Religion 4.;When Fighting Words Are Not Enough: The Gendered Content of Afrocentrism Part III: Feminism, Nationalism, and African American Women 5.;Why Collective Identity Politics Matter: Feminism, Nationalism, and Black Women's Community Work 6.;Is the Personal Still Political? The Women's Movement, Feminism, and Black Women in the Hip-Hop Generation

About the Author(s)

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.


In the Series

  • Politics, History, and Social Change edited by John C. Torpey

    This series will disseminate serious works that analyze the social changes that have transformed our world during the twentieth century and beyond. The main topics to be addressed include international migration; human rights; the political uses of history; the past and future of the nation-state; decolonization and the legacy of imperialism; and global inequality. The series will also translate into English outstanding works by scholars writing in other languages.