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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Adeptus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aldébaran     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access  
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anabases     Open Access  
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Arbutus Review     Open Access  
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access  
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chronicle of Philanthropy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Co-herencia     Open Access  
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal  
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Culturas     Open Access  
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 49)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access  
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access  
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
German Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Human Remains and Violence : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Hungarian Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of the Classical Tradition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access  
Jangwa Pana     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal des africanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal for General Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of African Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of African Elections     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Family Theory & Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La lettre du Collège de France     Open Access  
La Revue pour l’histoire du CNRS     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Law and Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Law, Culture and the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Le Portique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Legal Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Legon Journal of the Humanities     Full-text available via subscription  
Letras : Órgano de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Huamans     Open Access  
Literary and Linguistic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe     Open Access  
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription  
Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Medical Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Medieval Encounters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Médiévales     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Memory Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Mens : revue d'histoire intellectuelle et culturelle     Full-text available via subscription  
Messages, Sages and Ages     Open Access  
Mind and Matter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Modern Italy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Motivation Science     Full-text available via subscription  
Mouseion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Museum International Edition Francaise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
National Academy Science Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Nationalities Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Natures Sciences Sociétés     Full-text available via subscription  
Neophilologus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
New German Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
New West Indian Guide     Open Access  
nonsite.org     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Northeast African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie     Hybrid Journal  
Pacific Science Review B: Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Palgrave Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Patrimônio e Memória     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Personal Relationships     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)

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Journal Cover Journal of African American Studies
  [SJR: 0.155]   [H-I: 8]   [8 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 1559-1646 - ISSN (Online) 1936-4741
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  • African American Autobiographer Accounts of Learning from Parents How to
           Deal with Racism
    • Authors: Paul C. Rosenblatt; Cherie M. Collins Sims
      Pages: 135 - 151
      Abstract: Abstract The literature on racial socialization of African Americans has focused on data drawn from young children, teens, and college students. The question of what mature adults recall as having been significant messages in their childhood about dealing with racism has been ignored, and so has the question of what the adult impact might be of childhood racial socialization. To explore these issues, we examined the autobiographies of 41 African Americans that included material on the parenting they received to deal with racism. Many of the lessons the autobiographers wrote about learning can be classified in three broad themes—be aware of and alert to white racism, get a good education, and have a strong racial identity. As evidence of the usefulness in adulthood of childhood racial socialization, some autobiographers wrote about how important certain socialization experiences were to them in adulthood. This paper adds to the literature on African American racial socialization by showing the durability of some memories of childhood racial socialization and also showing that there can be an impact in adulthood of childhood racial socialization.
      PubDate: 2016-01-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-016-9324-6
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 2 (2016)
       
  • From Under-Diagnoses to Over-Representation: Black Children, ADHD, and the
           School-To-Prison Pipeline
    • Authors: Myles Moody
      Pages: 152 - 163
      Abstract: Abstract This study argues that the under-diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactive disorder in Black children is a result of racism that is structurally and institutionally embedded within school policing policies and the tendency to not recognize Black illness. The purpose of this research is to examine how micro-processes lead to structural inequality within education for Black children. It seeks to better understand how institutional racism and flawed behavioral ascriptions lead to the under-diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) in Black children and how that may also contribute to their over-representation in the “school-to-prison pipeline.” The goal of this study was to review ethnographic, empirical data and examine the ways (1) how racism within some schools may contribute to the under-diagnosis of ADHD in Black children, (2) how their under-diagnosis and lack of treatment leads to their over-punishment, and (3) how they are over-represented in today’s school-to-prison pipeline phenomenon, possibly as a result of such disparities.
      PubDate: 2016-01-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-016-9325-5
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 2 (2016)
       
  • Writing as an Act of Self-Embodiment: Hurston, Moody, and Angelou Combat
           Systemic Racial and Sexual Oppression
    • Authors: Tara Hembrough
      Pages: 164 - 182
      Abstract: Abstract African-American autobiographers, Zora Neale Hurston, Anne Moody, and Maya Angelou engage a feminine quest in order to develop their self-awareness and overcome oppression. The writers present the trope of patriarchal domination by describing their father-daughter relationships, which affect their involvement with the larger society. The women describe their battle with not only the Caucasian patriarchy, which would restrict them, but also African-American men adhering to its standards as well. The women must overcome both races’ stereotypical pretenses in order to be represented not only physically but also intellectually. The authors offset their fathers’ negative presences by locating role models in their mothers and other women in order to establish their identities and pursue the American Dream on their own terms. Refusing a male paradigm, the writers invent their own forms and cease to be bodies without voices as they attempt to forge a society devoid of sexism and racism.
      PubDate: 2016-05-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-016-9326-4
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 2 (2016)
       
  • The Impact of Childhood Experiences on Perceptions of Health and Wellness
           in African American Young Adults
    • Authors: Jada E. Brooks; Darren D. Moore
      Pages: 183 - 201
      Abstract: Abstract The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine how African American young adults think about health and wellness in relation to their family and childhood experiences and how those experiences impact their perceptions of health and wellness in young adulthood. Twenty-five African American young adults participated in the study. Data collection took place at a Historically Black College. Physical, mental, and spiritual health were all included as contributing factors to living a healthy lifestyle. Further family and school experiences were cited as influences on health in wellness during childhood. The study concluded that childhood and family experiences do indeed impact perceptions of health and wellness in young adulthood.
      PubDate: 2016-05-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-016-9327-3
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 2 (2016)
       
  • Dual Consciousness, Social Mobility, and the Experiences of Middle-Income
           African Americans in the Post-Civil Rights Era
    • Authors: Jessica S. Welburn
      Pages: 202 - 227
      Abstract: Abstract This article examines how African Americans who grew up in middle-income households during the modern post-Civil Rights Era conceptualize their opportunities to get ahead and how they explain downward mobility. Drawing upon 70 in-depth interviews with African American men and women, it identifies a dual consciousness that shapes respondents’ understandings of who gets ahead and why. While the majority of respondents believe that African Americans face persistent structural inequality, they also believe that members of their group are responsible for their own outcomes. They emphasize the importance of employing individualistic mobility strategies for advancement. They also draw upon broad definitions of success to support an understanding that everyone can achieve some level of success if they work hard enough. When assessing their own mobility trajectories and the mobility trajectories of others they know, respondents tend to attribute individual-level factors to movement up and down the socioeconomic ladder.
      PubDate: 2016-06-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-016-9328-2
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 2 (2016)
       
  • School Choice and Afrocentric Charter Schools: a Review and Critique of
           Evaluation Outcomes
    • Authors: Martell Teasley; Jandel Crutchfield; Sheara A. Williams Jennings; M. Annette Clayton; Nathern S. A. Okilwa
      Pages: 99 - 119
      Abstract: Abstract In the context of twenty-first century educational reform efforts, school choice options have led to an increase in the number of Afrocentric charter schools. As a school choice option, charter schools that incorporate an Afrocentric approach are more prevalent in large urban school systems disproportionately populated by African-American children and youth. This study examined available data on the performance of Afrocentric charter schools based on their standardized statewide adequate yearly progress (AYP) status. Using systematic research methodology, a keyword search of research databases and internet search engines, 27 Afrocentric charter schools in the USA were identified. Twenty three of the schools met the criteria for analysis, and only 34 % of those schools achieved or exceeded statewide standards in testing and met their state’s AYP goals. Implications for future studies are discussed. The research team contends that Afrocentric charter schools must gain greater legitimacy, using standardized accountability measures, in order to become a credible school choice option to failing urban public schools.
      PubDate: 2016-01-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-015-9322-0
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Black Political Interests on Immigrant Rights: Evidence from Black
           Newspapers, 2000–2013
    • Authors: Kim M. Williams
      Abstract: Abstract Historically, black leaders and institutions generally opposed immigration for economic reasons. Today, however, they largely support immigrant rights for reasons of principle and strategy. This article establishes and explores that change over time, using a content analysis of 1413 articles from black newspapers (2000–2013) to evaluate contemporary trends. The results indicate that a shift toward greater support for immigrant rights in the black press culminated in the years after 2007, despite the Great Recession that began in 2008, in which blacks suffered deep losses. This study highlights political factors, as opposed to the conventional economic explanations, as key determinants of the changing public discussion of immigration in black newspapers. It makes a case for further attention to the relationship between Republican resistance to immigrant rights and black support for those rights.
      PubDate: 2016-09-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-016-9330-8
       
  • Rethinking Demonological Theory: “Afise” as a Neglected Cause of Crime
           among the Yoruba People of Nigeria
    • Authors: Johnson Oluwole Ayodele
      Abstract: Abstract Numerous crimes having causes yet unknown to Western theorists exist in Africa. On this, most offenders anchor their claims of the-devil-pushed-me-to-offend justification to reduce their punishment. The present study uses a combination of demonology and disease model to explain tradition-based causes of crime among the Yoruba people of Nigeria. It collected qualitative data from purposively selected six focus group discussions and 48 in-depth interview participants from six Yoruba states. The data were content-analyzed. The findings indicated that “afise” accounts for some offenses which offenders unwittingly committed. The study concludes that situations beyond some offenders’ control sometimes explain their criminal acts. It suggests a replacement of punishment and cruelty for the sick role behaviors of afise-induced offenders with normative cure and compassion, not scientific analyses.
      PubDate: 2016-09-02
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-016-9329-1
       
  • Felon Disenfranchisement Laws and the Feedback Loop of Political
           Exclusion: the Case of Florida
    • Authors: Anthony Jamal Phillips; Natalie Deckard
      Pages: 1 - 18
      Abstract: Abstract Violence against Black bodies in Florida is so widespread that the national #BlackLivesMatter movement was born in the state on the night young Trayvon Martin was killed with impunity. This research investigates the socio-political context in which this violence is both legal and apparently accepted, problematizing the citizenship status of members of the Floridian African-American community—over 23 % of whom cannot vote due to stringent state felony disenfranchisement legislation. This research estimates the effects of this widespread electoral exclusion on Floridian elections and, resultantly, on the legislative realities of the state. We find that the form and extent of felony disenfranchisement in Florida have likely put the Right Party in power, worked to create legislation that is counter to the interests of African-Americans, and ultimately achieved a marginalization of the population so deleterious to its citizenship status as to put into question the worth of its members’ lives.
      PubDate: 2015-09-28
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-015-9314-0
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2015)
       
  • Explaining African-American Cell Phone Usage Through the Social Shaping of
           Technology Approach
    • Authors: Roderick Graham; Kyungsub Stephen Choi
      Pages: 19 - 34
      Abstract: Abstract African-Americans have been understood to be on the wrong side of the “digital divide”. Yet, African-Americans exhibit high rates of cell phone usage. This study attempts to explain this trend by applying a social shaping of technology approach. High rates by African-Americans are hypothesized to be powered by the cultural expectations of communicating with family and friends. Using nationally representative data, several conclusions were drawn. First, African-Americans have higher rates of cell phone usage for calling and texting, but not Internet usage. This holds after controlling for various factors associated with cell phone usage. Second, there is evidence that the high rate of usage by Hispanics is also grounded in cultural expectations. Finally, race and family structure interact to produce high rates of phone calling, but do not interact to produce high rates of texting.
      PubDate: 2015-09-29
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-015-9317-x
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2015)
       
  • The Legacy of Romanticism: the Pear Tree and Janie Crawford in Zora Neale
           Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God
    • Authors: Leila Hajjari; Hossein Aliakbari Harehdasht; Parvin Ghasemi
      Pages: 35 - 52
      Abstract: Abstract Hurston’s masterpiece, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and its protagonist, Janie Crawford, have mostly been studied under the rubrics of African American culture. That is why the readings are typically concerned with the analysis of the protagonist’s personality in her African American society, e.g., the study of such issues as language, racial discrimination, and male authority, to name but few. Emphasizing the protagonist’s connection with the pear tree as a synecdoche for nature, the authors endeavor to examine the novel and its heroine in a romantic context. It will be argued that Janie’s personality is subject to a tri-partite development. A connection will be drawn between her infatuation with the pear tree as her source of inspiration and the three stages of her life to demonstrate her growth from innocence to experience to organized innocence. Analyzing Hurston’s masterpiece from this perspective provides a better understanding of the mechanism that leads to the protagonist’s development.
      PubDate: 2015-09-29
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-015-9312-2
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2015)
       
  • Removing Defiance: An Analysis of Disciplinary Referral Data of African
           American Children Within a Title 1 School
    • Authors: J. David Van Dyke
      Pages: 53 - 66
      Abstract: Abstract The research base establishing connections between children who identify as African American and increased disciplinary referrals due to defiance and/or insubordination has long been established. In August of 2014, the author was hired to serve as an assistant principal at a Title 1 urban public elementary school in the Midwestern USA. The author cataloged nearly 1000 referrals using an internal data management system while eliminating the consequence(s) of suspension and/or expulsion for the offense of “defiance.” The study found that, despite this limitation, African American students were grossly overrepresented in both disciplinary referrals and exclusionary discipline.
      PubDate: 2015-10-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-015-9318-9
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2015)
       
  • Uncovering Subversion in Phillis Wheatley’s Signature Poem: “On being
           brought from AFRICA to AMERICA”
    • Authors: MaryCatherine Loving
      Pages: 67 - 74
      Abstract: Abstract The article provides a different reading of Phillis Wheatley’s most often anthologized poem, “On being brought from AFRICA to AMERICA.” The author uses rhetorics, semiotics, and grammar as reading strategies to reveal Wheatley’s rejection of Christianity, her acknowledgement of life before slavery, and her efforts to align her own body with those of other enslaved Africans.
      PubDate: 2015-11-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-015-9319-8
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2015)
       
  • From Tragic Mulatta to Grotesque Racial Horror: Epic/Exceptionalism and
           Larsen’s Quicksand
    • Authors: Gregory E. Rutledge
      Pages: 75 - 98
      Abstract: Abstract This article re-examines Nella Larsen’s Quicksand (1928), a major Harlem Renaissance and African-American literary canon novel, against the tendency to focus on it as a tragic mulatta story. Instead, I argue that Larsen—like African-American authors dating back to Charles W. Chesnutt and Pauline Hopkins of the turn-of-the-century—challenged the trans-Atlantic racial exceptionalism by using a far more expansive critical lens that recognized a different mode of being. This being, defined by the literary category of the grotesque (popular in the 1920s and 1930s), recognizes ancient (African) times and a biomorphic mode in which humans, animals, and nature overlapped ontologically. The unique aspect of this article is that it reveals how Larsen also taps Danish literature as part of her critique of normative modern modes of thought, esthetics, politics, and spirituality. Ultimately, Larsen uses Quicksand to expose Western myths, including the stork myth, as deleterious to the more ancient myths that she excavates.
      PubDate: 2015-11-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-015-9320-2
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2015)
       
  • Zachary Reid’s Transoceanic Performance of White Gentility in Sea of
           Poppies
    • Authors: Kesi Augustine
      Pages: 120 - 132
      PubDate: 2015-12-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-015-9321-1
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2015)
       
  • Erratum to: The Harlan Renaissance: Colorblindness and White Domination in
           Justice John Marshall Harlan’s Dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson
    • Authors: Phillip Hutchison
      Pages: 133 - 133
      PubDate: 2015-12-29
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-015-9323-z
      Issue No: Vol. 20, No. 1 (2015)
       
  • C-Section and Racism: “Cutting” to the Heart of the Issue for
           Black Women and Families
    • Authors: Amanishakete Ani
      Pages: 343 - 361
      Abstract: Abstract Cesarean section (C-section) is one of the leading surgeries performed worldwide today, especially in the USA, Europe, China, and Brazil. While a great number of news and scholarly outlets are talking about the “global C-section epidemic” (e.g., Associated Press 2010), few are alerting communities to the excessive rate of these operations specifically among Black women. This paper addresses the disproportionate rate of surgical birthing in communities of African descent, informs readers of common health consequences, and re-presents pre-colonial gynecological care. In the end, C-sections are shown to be anti-African in philosophy and anti-Black in social and psychological practice where racism exists. Readers are encouraged to reimagine how C-section is perceived as a medical procedure and community occurrence.
      PubDate: 2015-08-27
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-015-9310-4
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 4 (2015)
       
  • Conceptualizing the Blackground : Framing Attempts and Acts of
           Re-marginalization
    • Authors: Deric M. Greene; Felicia Stewart
      Pages: 362 - 376
      Abstract: Abstract Differences in the perception of people stem primarily from the worldview of the observer. In the USA, individuals who are not part of the immediate dominant culture are often marginalized. What happens when a communication situation attempts to remind individuals of their already known marginalized status? Using a phenomenological approach, this study seeks to highlight reactions to attempts at and acts of the re-marginalization of Blacks. The researchers choose to call this relegation to the social periphery, a Blackground experience.
      PubDate: 2015-08-27
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-015-9308-y
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 4 (2015)
       
  • The Minstrel Legacy: African American English and the Historical
           Construction of “Black” Identities in Entertainment
    • Authors: Jennifer Bloomquist
      Pages: 410 - 425
      Abstract: Abstract Linguists have long been aware that the language scripted for “ethnic” roles in the media has been manipulated for a variety of purposes ranging from the construction of character “authenticity” to flagrant ridicule. This paper provides a brief overview of the history of African American roles in the entertainment industry from minstrel shows to present-day films. I am particularly interested in looking at the practice of distorting African American English as an historical artifact which is commonplace in the entertainment industry today. Dialogue which is clearly meant as an imitation of African American English still results in the construction of an ethnic stereotype that serves as a reflection of European American attitudes regarding African Americans. As a result, such depictions provide non-Black acculturated people with a perception of Blackness that is founded in inaccuracies and derision but has been portrayed as authentic, leaving Black life open to continual mimicry.
      PubDate: 2015-09-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-015-9313-1
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 4 (2015)
       
  • Before Black Like Me : Robert Gilbert Wells and Mr. Jones: Passing as
           Black
    • Authors: Kathryn Stallard
      Pages: 448 - 454
      PubDate: 2015-09-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-015-9315-z
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 4 (2015)
       
 
 
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