• History

The Night Malcolm X Spoke at the Oxford Union

A Transatlantic Story of Antiracist Protest
Author: Stephen Tuck,Henry Louis Gates
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520279336
Category: History
Page: 250
View: 6381
Less than three months before he was assassinated, Malcolm X spoke at the Oxford Union—the most prestigious student debating organization in the United Kingdom. Stephen Tuck tells the human story behind the debate and also uses it as a starting point to discuss larger issues of Black Power, the end of empire, British race relations, immigration, and student rights. Coinciding with a student-led campaign against segregated housing, the visit enabled Malcolm X to make connections with radical students from the Caribbean, Africa, and South Asia, giving him a new perspective on the global struggle for racial equality, and in turn, radicalizing a new generation of British activists.

    • Biography & Autobiography


Pilgrimage to the Mountaintop
Author: Harvard Sitkoff
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780809063499
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 270
View: 847
An incisive biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., looks at the life and legacy of one of America's most important civil rights leaders, describing both his successes and his failures while speculating about King's potential future accomplishments in a career cut tragically short by his 1968 assassination. Reprint.

    • History

Malcolm X at Oxford Union

Racial Politics in a Global Era
Author: Saladin Ambar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199975477
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 356
Malcolm X at Oxford Union tells one of the great unknown stories from the Civil Rights era, capturing the powerful oratorical gifts of Malcolm X and the changing world of racial politics - all from the vantage point of an old debate hall on the campus of Oxford in 1964.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Ghosts in our blood

with Malcolm X in Africa, England, and the Caribbean
Author: Jan R. Carew,Malcolm X
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 155
View: 1449
Almost thirty years after Malcolm X's assassination, his autobiography continues to sell more than 150,000 copies a year, and a spate of books, articles, and films in the 1990s have generated a groundswell of interest in the man who redefined America through his analysis of racism and his activism in the service of Black liberation worldwide. But, in the process, as Jan Carew observes in Ghosts in Our Blood, the significance of Malcolm's legacy has often eluded us. Combining the lyricism of the poet with the breadth of the scholar, Carew, whose conversations with Malcolm in Britain influenced the revolutionary's thinking toward the end of his life, captures Malcolm the intellectual in pursuit of a new vision of race and a global political movement uniting progressive Blacks and whites. For the first time, readers will gain an intimate knowledge of Malcolm's breakthrough to an internationalist vision following his historic trip to Mecca, his travels throughout Africa, and his life among the Black expatriate community in London. Central also to the intricate discussions that transpire between Malcolm and Carew is their common Caribbean heritage, which Carew unfolds in the first full-fledged treatment of the history of Malcolm's Grenadian and Garveyite mother.

    • Philosophy

The Iconography of Malcolm X

Author: Graeme Abernethy
Publisher: Culture America (Hardcover)
ISBN: 9780700619207
Category: Philosophy
Page: 293
View: 8794
"Illuminates the origins, evolution, diverse meanings and continuing power and contested presence of the visual representations of African American leader Malcolm X (1925-1965)"--

    • History

The Black Studies Reader

Author: Jacqueline Bobo,Cynthia Hudley,Claudine Michel
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415945542
Category: History
Page: 488
View: 8269
First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

    • Historical drama

Joyful Noise

Author: Tim Slover
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573627590
Category: Historical drama
Page: 87
View: 3872
George Frederick Handel is in trouble: his last opera flopped, he is no longer in favor with King George II and preachers are raging that his latest work is blasphemous. In this climate, he struggles to present "The Messiah." Handel's travails are linked with those of his leading soprano. Forced into retirement because of a scandal, she is slated to make her comeback in his new masterpiece and fears a nasty reception. A malicious, back stabbing alternate is waiting in the wings to replace her. A devious bishop and Handel's bulky librettist add to the conflict in this true story of the politics and passion that nearly prevented "The Messiah" from ever being performed.

    • Social Science

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Author: Stanley Cohen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136807047
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
View: 9488
'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.

    • Music

Dis-orienting rhythms

the politics of the new Asian dance music
Author: Sanjay Sharma,John Hutnyk,Ashwani Sharma
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781856494700
Category: Music
Page: 248
View: 7446
Blurring the boundaries between academic and cultural production, this book produces a new understanding of the world significance of South Asian culture in multi-racist societies. One of the first sustained attempts to situate such production within the study of race and identity, it uncovers the crucial role that contemporary South Asian dance music has played in the formation of a new urban cultural politics. The book opens by positing new theoretical understandings of South Asian cultural representation that move beyond essentialist ethnicity in the cultural studies literature. Contributors narrate the formation of South Asian expressive culture coming emerging from the highly charged context of UK Black politics. Part three assumes the task of historical recovery, looking at the antecedents of political South Asian musical performance, autonomous anti-racist organising and problems of alliance with the white Left. Part four engages with the movements and translations of cultural productions across the world - not just in Britain or South Asia, but also Canada, North America, Fiji, Malaysia, Australia, West Africa, Europe, but particularly in the fractured spaces of a postcolonial Britain in decline.

    • History

Propaganda and Mass Persuasion

A Historical Encyclopedia, 1500 to the Present
Author: Nicholas John Cull,David Holbrook Culbert,David Welch
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576078205
Category: History
Page: 479
View: 7335
Entries provide information on the history, key propagandists, and techniques and concepts of propaganda.

    • History

Biko Lives!

Contesting the Legacies of Steve Biko
Author: A. Mngxitama,A. Alexander,N. Gibson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230613373
Category: History
Page: 294
View: 6422
This collection looks at the on-going significance of Black Consciousness, situating it in a global frame, examining the legacy of Steve Biko, the current state of post-apartheid South African politics, and the culture and history of the anti-apartheid movements.

    • Political Science

Contemporary Anarchist Studies

An Introductory Anthology of Anarchy in the Academy
Author: Randall Amster,Abraham DeLeon,Luis Fernandez,Anthony J. Nocella, II,Deric Shannon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134026439
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
View: 6590
This volume of collected essays by some of the most prominent academics studying anarchism bridges the gap between anarchist activism on the streets and anarchist theory in the academy. Focusing on anarchist theory, pedagogy, methodologies, praxis, and the future, this edition will strike a chord for anyone interested in radical social change. This interdisciplinary work highlights connections between anarchism and other perspectives such as feminism, queer theory, critical race theory, disability studies, post-modernism and post-structuralism, animal liberation, and environmental justice. Featuring original articles, this volume brings together a wide variety of anarchist voices whilst stressing anarchism's tradition of dissent. This book is a must buy for the critical teacher, student, and activist interested in the state of the art of anarchism studies.

    • Political Science

Marxism in a Lost Century

A Biography of Paul Mattick
Author: Gary Roth
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004282262
Category: Political Science
Page: 360
View: 7413
Marxism in a Lost Century retells the history of the radical left during the twentieth century through the words and deeds of Paul Mattick. Three biographical themes receive special attention -- the self-taught nature of left-wing activity, Mattick’s publishing endeavors, and the nexus of men, politics, and friendship.

    • Social Science

Negro Soy Yo

Hip Hop and Raced Citizenship in Neoliberal Cuba
Author: Marc D. Perry
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822374951
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
View: 8909
In Negro Soy Yo Marc D. Perry explores Cuba’s hip hop movement as a window into the racial complexities of the island’s ongoing transition from revolutionary socialism toward free-market capitalism. Centering on the music and lives of black-identified raperos (rappers), Perry examines the ways these young artists craft notions of black Cuban identity and racial citizenship, along with calls for racial justice, at the fraught confluence of growing Afro-Cuban marginalization and long held perceptions of Cuba as a non-racial nation. Situating hip hop within a long history of Cuban racial politics, Perry discusses the artistic and cultural exchanges between raperos and North American rappers and activists, and their relationships with older Afro-Cuban intellectuals and African American political exiles. He also examines critiques of Cuban patriarchy by female raperos, the competing rise of reggaetón, as well as state efforts to incorporate hip hop into its cultural institutions. At this pivotal moment of Cuban-U.S. relations, Perry's analysis illuminates the evolving dynamics of race, agency, and neoliberal transformation amid a Cuba in historic flux.

    • Education


The Basement Show in the Ivory Tower
Author: Dylan A. T. Miner,Zachary Mooradian Furness
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781570272295
Category: Education
Page: 224
View: 1249
The worlds of punk-rock and academia have converged and influenced each other in some interesting (if not peculiar) ways. A once marginal subculture, documented in homemade zines and three chord songs, has become fodder for dozens of scholarly articles, books, dissertations and well-mannered debate. Punkademics explores these varied intersections by featuring contributors who best understand the odd combination of punk and academia.

    • Brand name products

No Logo

Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies
Author: Naomi Klein
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0676972829
Category: Brand name products
Page: 490
View: 943
Taking aim at the brand bullies.

    • Political Science

Transnational Muslim Politics

Reimagining the Umma
Author: Peter G. Mandaville
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134540221
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 2801
This book analyzes Islam as a form of 'travelling theory' in the context of contemporary global transformations such as diasporic communities, transnational social movements, global cities and information technologies. Peter Mandaville examines how 'globalization' is manifested as lived experience through a discussion of debates over the meaning of Muslim identity, political community and the emergence of a 'critical Islam'. This radical book argues that translocal forces are leading the emergence of a wider Muslim public sphere. Now available in paperback, it contains a new preface setting the debates in the context of September 11th.

    • Social Science

Conspicuous Compassion

Why Sometimes it Really is Cruel to be Kind
Author: Patrick West
Publisher: Civitas/Inst for the Study of
Category: Social Science
Page: 79
View: 9018
"We live in an age of conspicuous compassion. We sport empathy ribbons, send flowers to recently deceased celebrities, weep in public over murdered children, apologize for historical misdemeanors, wear red noses for the starving, go on demonstrations to proclaim 'Drop the Debt' or 'Not in My Name.' We feel each other's pain. We desperately seek a common identity and new social bonds to replace those that have withered in the post-war era - the family, the church, the nation and neighborhood. Mourning sickness is a religion for the lonely crowd that no longer subscribes to orthodox churches. Its flowers and teddies are its rites, its collective minutes' silences its liturgy and mass. This book's thesis is that such displays of empathy do not change the world for the better: they do not help the poor, diseased, dispossessed or bereaved. Our culture of ostentatious caring is about projecting your ego, and informing others what a deeply caring individual you are. It is about feeling good, not doing good, and illustrates not how altruistic we have become, but how selfish. And, as Patrick West shows in this witty but incisive monograph, sometimes it can be cruel."

    • Social Science

Transnational Africa and Globalization

Author: M. Okome
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137011963
Category: Social Science
Page: 266
View: 8850
The dawn of neoliberal rationality in Africa in the 1980s coincided with a massive exodus of skilled Africans to the global North. Moving beyond the 'push and pull' framework that has dominated studies of this phenomenon, this collection instead looks at African transnational migrations against the backdrop of rapid and intensifying globalization.

    • Literary Criticism

Postcolonial Whiteness

A Critical Reader on Race and Empire
Author: Alfred J. Lopez
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791483725
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 271
View: 5955
Explores the undertheorized convergence of postcoloniality and whiteness.