The Scholar Denied

W. E. B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology

Author: Aldon Morris

Publisher: University of California Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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In this groundbreaking book, Aldon D. Morris’s ambition is truly monumental: to help rewrite the history of sociology and to acknowledge the primacy of W. E. B. Du Bois’s work in the founding of the discipline. Calling into question the prevailing narrative of how sociology developed, Morris, a major scholar of social movements, probes the way in which the history of the discipline has traditionally given credit to Robert E. Park at the University of Chicago, who worked with the conservative black leader Booker T. Washington to render Du Bois invisible. Morris uncovers the seminal theoretical work of Du Bois in developing a “scientific” sociology through a variety of methodologies and examines how the leading scholars of the day disparaged and ignored Du Bois’s work. The Scholar Denied is based on extensive, rigorous primary source research; the book is the result of a decade of research, writing, and revision. In exposing the economic and political factors that marginalized the contributions of Du Bois and enabled Park and his colleagues to be recognized as the “fathers” of the discipline, Morris delivers a wholly new narrative of American intellectual and social history that places one of America’s key intellectuals, W. E. B. Du Bois, at its center. The Scholar Denied is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, racial inequality, and the academy. In challenging our understanding of the past, the book promises to engender debate and discussion.

W. E. B. Du Bois and the Sociology of the Black Church and Religion, 1897–1914

Author: Robert A. Wortham

Publisher: Lexington Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 872

W. E. B. Du Bois is the founding figure of the sociological study of the Black Church. His discussion of the six functions of Philadelphia’s Black Church in The Philadelphia Negro (1899) represented an early example of a “functional analysis” of a religious group. In The Negro Church (1903), he integrated the findings from religious census data, denominational statistics, small area surveys, ethnographic fieldwork, and historical studies to paint a picture of the vibrant role the Black Church played in the African American community. Du Bois discusses the Black Church in three of the essays included in The Souls of Black Folk (1903), other sociological essays and several Atlanta University Conference annual reports. Additionally, Du Bois’ perspective on the Black Church and the role of religion in the African American community can be gleaned from various poetic works, prayers, and editorials. W.E.B. Du Bois and the Sociological Study of the Black Church and Religion, 1897–1914 showcases a representative sample of classic studies on the Black Church and religion by a pioneer of American sociology.

The Battle for the Souls of Black Folk: W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and the Debate That Shaped the Course of Civil Rights

W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and the Debate That Shaped the Course of Civil Rights

Author: Thomas Aiello

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 928

In the 20 years between 1895 and 1915, two key leaders—Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois—shaped the struggle for African American rights. This book examines the impact of their fierce debate on America's response to Jim Crow and positions on civil rights throughout the 20th century—and evaluates the legacies of these two individuals even today. • Offers a fresh exploration of the fascinating conversations and controversies between two of the most important African American leaders in history • Provides an in-depth exploration of these two important leaders' perspectives and views on America's response to Jim Crow and civil rights that leads to significant new conclusions about historical information • Presents the words of DuBois, Washington, and their allies as a conversation that enables readers to better understand the big-picture story of these two scholars

Les nouvelles formes de mobilisations raciales aux États-Unis

Black Lives Matter et les mouvements grassroots - La recomposition locale des équilibres raciaux - L'infra-politique : l'exemple du carnaval de La Nouvelle-Orléans

Author: Audrey Célestine et Nicolas Martin-Breteau

Publisher: Editions L'Harmattan


Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 403

La présidence Obama se conclue, paradoxalement, sur un retour des fractures raciales et sociales. Le mouvement Black Lives Matter, face à cela, s'est imposé comme le premier grand mouvement de lutte pour les droits des Noirs depuis les années soixante. Plus largement, le numéro 28 de Politique Américaine analyse les dynamiques à l'oeuvre dans le champ des mobilisations "par le bas" (grassroots). Alors que le résultat des élections présidentielles est désormais connu, les réflexions sur la notion d'empowerment des minorités prennent une nouvelle dimension critique.


Images and Realities : a Multicultural Anthology

Author: Amy Vita Kesselman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages


Category: Social Science

Page: 629

View: 630

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Postmodernism and a Sociology of the Absurd and Other Essays on the "nouvelle Vague" in American Social Science

Author: Stanford M. Lyman



Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 241

In the fifth volume in the Studies in American Sociology Series, Stanford M. Lyman offers commentaries on and critiques of postmodernism, poststructuralism, and deconstruction, posing questions concerning theoretical and epistemological problems arising from what appears to be a "nouvelle vague." Postmodernism, poststructuralism, and deconstructionism are interrelated aspects of the newest theoretical development in sociology and the social sciences. This new wave of thought challenges virtually all paradigms currently in use. In this, his fifth volume in the Studies in American Sociology Series, Stanford M. Lyman offers commentaries on and critiques of this new perspective, posing questions concerning theoretical and epistemological problems arising from what appears to be a nouvelle vague. Among the basic themes and issues explored are the allegation that modernity has defaulted on the promise of the Enlightenment; the question of whether the rational basis for knowledge and action is still valid; the controversy over the place of metanarratives and macrosociological outlooks; and newer concerns over race, gender, sexual preferences, the self, and the "Other." Professor Lyman provides empirically based and historically specific analyses of the relation of the race question to the problem of otherness and to the legal construction of racial identity in American court proceedings. Focusing on the issues of citizenship affecting European, Middle Eastern, and Asian immigrants; African Americans; and the special cases of the Chinese and Native Americans, he relates major public problems to the modern as well as the postmodern perspectives on justice. The debate over assimilation and multiculturalism, the dynamics of gender-specific emotions as expressed in six decades of Hollywood films, and the postmodern approach to deviance are each examined. He also offers proposals for a social science attuned to, but critical of, postmodernism and poststructuralism. Such a sociology might offer a perspective that treats the drama of social relations in the routine as well as the remarkable aspects of everyday life. Professor Lyman provides not only a new understanding of postmodernism but also a program of how to proceed with respect to its challenges.

Dictionary of United States History


Publisher: Us History Pub


Category: History

Page: 1942

View: 351

Alphabetically arranged articles of the people, places and events of the Middle Atlantic States of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Also contains a Middle Atlantic Regional Summary, historical essays, a chronology, a bibliography, and a cumulative index.

كتاب الشفاء

Author: ابن سينا

Publisher: ktab INC.


Category: Psychology

Page: 268

View: 192

قد استوفينا فى الفن الاول الكلام على الامور العامية فى الطبيعيات ثم تلوناه بالفن الثانى فى معرفة السماء و العالم و الاجرام و الصور و الحركات الاولى فى عالم الطبيعة و حققنا احوال الاجسام التى لا تفسد ثم تلوناه بالكلام على الكون و الفساد و اسطقساتها ثم تلوناه بالكلام على افعال الكيفيات الاولى و انفعالاتها و الامزجة المتولد منها و بقى لنا ان نتكلم على الامور الكائنة فكانت الجمادات و ما لا حس له و لا حركة ارادية اقدمها و اقربها تكونا من العناصر فتكلمنا فيها فى الفن الخامس و بقى لنا من العلم الطبيعى النظر فى امور النباتات