The Beauty and the Burden of Being a Black Professor Book

The Beauty and the Burden of Being a Black Professor

  • Author : Cheron H. Davis
  • Publisher : Emerald Publishing Limited
  • Release Date : 2021-01-18
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1838672680

The Beauty and the Burden of Being a Black Professor Excerpt :

By presenting discussions on professional development, and emphasizing the challenges and triumphs experienced by Black professors across disciplines, this book provides advice for junior Black scholars on how to navigate academe and tackle the challenges that Black scholars often face.

The Beauty and the Burden of Being a Black Professor Book

The Beauty and the Burden of Being a Black Professor

  • Author : Cheron H. Davis
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-01-18
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781838672676

The Beauty and the Burden of Being a Black Professor Excerpt :

By presenting discussions on professional development, and emphasizing the challenges and triumphs experienced by Black professors across disciplines, this book provides advice for junior Black scholars on how to navigate academe and tackle the challenges that Black scholars often face.

Black Faculty in the Academy Book

Black Faculty in the Academy

  • Author : Fred A. Bonner II
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-12-05
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317917878

Black Faculty in the Academy Excerpt :

Through candid discussions and personal counter-narrative stories, Black Faculty in the Academy explores the experiences and challenges faced by faculty of color in academe. Black faculty in predominantly White college and university settings must negotiate multiple and competing identities while struggling with issues of marginality, otherness, and invisible barriers. This important book illuminates how faculty can develop a professional identity that leads to success in academe, while at the same time remaining true to cultural and personal identities. Through rich narratives, chapter authors situate race-related encounters at the center of their experience in an effort to deconstruct and challenge commonly held assumptions about life in academe. They also provide key recommendations and strategies to help faculty of color ensure their continued professional success. Framed by critical race theory, these stories show how faculty can successfully maneuver through all stages of a career in academe, including tenure and promotion, publication, mentoring, networking, teaching, and dealing with institutional climate issues. This valuable book is for faculty and administrators seeking to create an environment that nurtures professional growth and fosters success among Black faculty.

Double Burden  Black Women and Everyday Racism Book

Double Burden Black Women and Everyday Racism

  • Author : Yanick St Jean
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-03-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317472827

Double Burden Black Women and Everyday Racism Excerpt :

Studies of contemporary black women are rare and scattered, and are often extensions of a legacy beginning in the 19th century that characterized black women as domineering matriarchs, prostitutes, or welfare queens, negative characterizations that are perpetuated by both white and non-white social scientists. Based on over 200 interviews, this book departs from these conventions in significant ways, and, using a "collective memory" conceptual framework, shows how black women cope with and interpret lives often limited by racial barriers not of their making.

Too Heavy a Yoke Book
Score: 5
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Too Heavy a Yoke

  • Author : Chanequa Walker-Barnes
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2014-06-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781630871925

Too Heavy a Yoke Excerpt :

Black women are strong. At least that's what everyone says and how they are constantly depicted. But what, exactly, does this strength entail? And what price do Black women pay for it? In this book, the author, a psychologist and pastoral theologian, examines the burdensome yoke that the ideology of the Strong Black Woman places upon African American women. She demonstrates how the three core features of the ideology--emotional strength, caregiving, and independence--constrain the lives of African American women and predispose them to physical and emotional health problems, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and anxiety. She traces the historical, social, and theological influences that resulted in the evolution and maintenance of the Strong Black Woman, including the Christian church, R & B and hip-hop artists, and popular television and film. Drawing upon womanist pastoral theology and twelve-step philosophy, she calls upon pastoral caregivers to aid in the healing of African American women's identities and crafts a twelve-step program for Strong Black Women in recovery.

Franchise  The Golden Arches in Black America Book
Score: 4.5
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Franchise The Golden Arches in Black America

  • Author : Marcia Chatelain
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631493959

Franchise The Golden Arches in Black America Excerpt :

WINNER • 2021 PULITZER PRIZE IN HISTORY The “stunning” (David W. Blight) untold history of how fast food became one of the greatest generators of black wealth in America. Just as The Color of Law provided a vital understanding of redlining and racial segregation, Marcia Chatelain’s Franchise investigates the complex interrelationship between black communities and America’s largest, most popular fast food chain. Taking us from the first McDonald’s drive-in in San Bernardino to the franchise on Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, in the summer of 2014, Chatelain shows how fast food is a source of both power—economic and political—and despair for African Americans. As she contends, fast food is, more than ever before, a key battlefield in the fight for racial justice.

Vodou in the Haitian Experience Book

Vodou in the Haitian Experience

  • Author : Celucien L. Joseph
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2016-05-05
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498508322

Vodou in the Haitian Experience Excerpt :

One glaring lacuna in studies of Haitian Vodou is the scarcity of works exploring the connection between the religion and its main roots, traditional Yoruba religion. Discussions of Vodou very often seem to present the religion in vacuo, as a sui generis phenomenon that arose in Saint-Domingue and evolved in Haiti, with no antecedents. What is sorely needed then is more comparative studies of Haitian Vodou that would examine its connections to traditional Yoruba religion and thus illuminate certain aspects of its mythology, belief system, practices, and rituals. This book seeks to bridge these gaps. Vodou in the Haitian Experience studies comparatively the connections and relationships between Vodou and African traditional religions such as Yoruba religion and Egyptian religion. Such studies might enhance our understanding of the religion, and the connections between Africa and its Diaspora through shared religious patterns and practices. The general reader should be mindful of the transnational and transcultural perspectives of Vodou, as well as the cultural, socio-economic, and political context which gave birth to different visions and ideas of Vodou. The chapters in this collection tell a story about the dynamics of the Vodou faith and the rich ways Vodou has molded the Haitian narrative and psyche. The contributors of this book examine this constructed narrative from a multicultural voice that engages critically the discipline of ethnomusicology, drama, performance, art, anthropology, ethnography, economics, literature, intellectual history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, religion, and theology. Vodou is also studied from multiple theoretical approaches including queer, feminist theory, critical race theory, Marxism, postcolonial criticism, postmodernism, and psychoanalysis.

The Race Controversy in American Education  2 volumes  Book

The Race Controversy in American Education 2 volumes

  • Author : Lillian Dowdell Drakeford Ph.D.
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2015-07-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 833
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440832642

The Race Controversy in American Education 2 volumes Excerpt :

In this unique two-volume work, expert scholars and practitioners examine race and racism in public education, tackling controversial educational issues such as the school-to-prison pipeline, charter schools, school funding, affirmative action, and racialized curircula. • Provides essays that are subjective and passionate yet grounded in scholarship and practical experience • Challenges assumptions about the roles race and racism play in educational policy and decision making • Offers ideas, strategies, and solutions aimed at decreasing racial inequality in public education • Addresses concerns related to a variety of historically marginalized student populations, including teen mothers, students with special needs, and immigrant populations • Examines global concerns associated with race, racism, and anti-racist pedagogy

Racial Inequality in Mathematics Education Book

Racial Inequality in Mathematics Education

  • Author : Thierry Elin-Saintine
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-08-26
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800439900

Racial Inequality in Mathematics Education Excerpt :

This book focuses on the math identity construction of 11 Black students. High school students' perception of what/who is a math person constrained and limited their sense of belonging to the community of doers of mathematics. This study offers new insights into the racial opportunity-gap in mathematics education.

Between the World and Me Book
Score: 4.5
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Between the World and Me

  • Author : Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release Date : 2015-07-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679645986

Between the World and Me Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race” (Rolling Stone) NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War ba

The Vanishing Black African Woman  Volume One Book

The Vanishing Black African Woman Volume One

  • Author : Olumide, Yetunde Mercy
  • Publisher : Langaa RPCIG
  • Release Date : 2016-10-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 772
  • ISBN 10 : 9789956763566

The Vanishing Black African Woman Volume One Excerpt :

Skin-lightening is currently one of the most common forms of potentially harmful body modification practices in the world and African women are among some of the most widely represented users of skin-lightening products. The overall objective of this book is to provide up-to-date evidence-based recommendations for reducing the global burden of cosmetic skin bleaching and preventing injuries related to skin bleaching in sub-Saharan Africa and Africans in diaspora. The book aims to: offer an appraisal of all relevant literature on cosmetic bleaching practices to-date, focusing on any key developments; identify and address important medical, public health issues as well as historical, genetic, psychosocial, cultural, behavioural, socioeconomic, political, institutional and environmental determinants; provide guideline recommendations that would help attenuate the burden and possibly eliminate the injuries related to skin bleaching; discuss potential developments and future directions.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Nature Book

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Nature

  • Author : Laura Hobgood
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-05-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350046832

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Nature Excerpt :

Divided into four parts-Earth, Air, Fire, and Water-this book takes an elemental approach to the study of religion and ecology. It reflects recent theoretical and methodological developments in this field which seek to understand the ways that ideas and matter, minds and bodies exist together within an immanent frame of reference. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Nature focuses on how these matters materialize in the world around us, thereby addressing key topics in this area of study. The editors provide an extensive introduction to the book, as well as useful introductions to each of its parts. The volume's international contributors are drawn from the USA, South Africa, Netherlands, Norway, Indonesia, and South Korea, and offer a variety of perspectives, voices, cultural settings, and geographical locales. This handbook shows that human concern and engagement with material existence is present in all sectors of the global community, regardless of religious tradition. It challenges the traditional methodological approach of comparative religion, and argues that globalization renders a comparative religious approach to the environment insufficient.

Ain t I a Beauty Queen  Book

Ain t I a Beauty Queen

  • Author : Maxine Leeds Craig
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195152623

Ain t I a Beauty Queen Excerpt :

The seemingly sudden emergence of new black beauty standards in the 1960s in fact had deep roots in the black community. Tracing those roots to an 1891 contest to find the most beautiful woman of the race, this book documents how black women have negotiated the intersection of race, class, politics, and beauty in their lives.

The Blackademic Life Book

The Blackademic Life

  • Author : Lavelle Porter
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810141018

The Blackademic Life Excerpt :

The Blackademic Life critically examines academic fictions produced by black writers. In it, Lavelle Porter evaluates the depiction of academic and campus life in literature as a space for black writers to produce counternarratives that celebrate the potentials of black intelligence and argue for the importance of black higher education, particularly in the humanistic tradition. Beginning with an examination of W. E. B. Du Bois’s creative writing as the source of the first black academic novels, Porter looks at the fictional representations of black intellectual life and the expectations that are placed on faculty and students to be racial representatives and spokespersons, whether or not they ever intended to be. The final chapter examines blackademics on stage and screen, including in the 2014 academic film Dear White People and the groundbreaking television series A Different World.

Neoliberalism and Inclusive Education Book

Neoliberalism and Inclusive Education

  • Author : Sylvia Mac
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-09-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800710009

Neoliberalism and Inclusive Education Excerpt :

Charter schools continue to grow in influence, as does the push for inclusive education for students with disabilities. What is the value and impact of these schools, especially on the marginalized populations they often serve? This book answers these questions by focusing on the topics of neoliberalism and inclusive education.