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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Adeptus     Open Access  
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription  
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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: 6)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Anabases     Open Access  
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Arbutus Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Arion : A Journal of Humanities and the Classics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian Perspectives in the Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access  
Co-herencia     Open Access  
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal  
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales. Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access  
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 46)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access  
Enfoques     Open Access  
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access  
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
German Research     Hybrid Journal  
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal  
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Human Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Human Resources for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 9)

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Journal Cover   Journal of African American Studies
  [SJR: 0.212]   [H-I: 6]   [5 followers]  Follow
   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 1559-1646 - ISSN (Online) 1936-4741
   Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2280 journals]
  • The Legacy of Romanticism: the Pear Tree and Janie Crawford in Zora Neale
           Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God
    • 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
  • Explaining African-American Cell Phone Usage Through the Social Shaping of
           Technology Approach
    • 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
  • The Harlan Renaissance: Colorblindness and White Domination in Justice
           John Marshall Harlan’s Dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson
    • Abstract: Abstract Justice John Marshall Harlan’s dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson remains a contested flashpoint in the conversation over black equality over a century after the Supreme Court’s ignominious decision installed legal racial inequality as the law of the land. While myriad commentators extol Harlan as an inspirational beacon of racial justice for his eloquent and solitary stand against Jim Crow, this article questions such praises and argues that, in the context of white material supremacy and black material deprivation, Harlan was every bit as “racist” as the justices comprising Plessy’s majority. This article centrally contends that Harlan unsuccessfully attempted to inform his Supreme Court colleagues that legalized segregation was unnecessary in keeping whites the master race of the social realm; as Harlan conceived it, the “color-blind Constitution” would function equally well in trapping blacks in the maelstrom of political powerlessness and economic destitution.
      PubDate: 2015-09-28
  • Felon Disenfranchisement Laws and the Feedback Loop of Political
           Exclusion: the Case of Florida
    • 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
  • The Minstrel Legacy: African American English and the Historical
           Construction of “Black” Identities in Entertainment
    • 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
  • Before Black Like Me : Robert Gilbert Wells and Mr. Jones: Passing as
    • PubDate: 2015-09-24
  • “I Dig You, Chocolate City”: Ebony and Sepia Magazines’
           Coverage of Black Political Progress, 1971–1977
    • Abstract: Abstract The 1960s ended in sorrow with the deaths of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, two champions for civil rights. Yet, African Americans had reason to enter the new decade with hope. African American political achievement brought attention to the triumph of the Civil Rights Movement and the power of the black vote. The present study explores African American media coverage of black political progress from 1971 to 1977. Though Ebony featured more political coverage than Sepia, both magazines reflected the magnitude of political change in the USA during the 1970s. Perhaps as a result of mass black mobilization during the Civil Rights Movement, African Americans formed a united front that enabled them to place blacks in political seats. Though black politicians faced many obstacles, media coverage showed that, as they approached the 1980s, blacks sat poised for steady progression, equipped to overcome any challenge they faced.
      PubDate: 2015-09-05
  • Searching for Solutions: Reflections on Working with a Traditional School
           Attempting to Transform into an African-Centered Institution
    • Abstract: Abstract This article presents reflections on the work of a group of education leaders in Oklahoma City, OK, who have committed to transforming a traditional school into an African-centered institution in order to meet the culturo-educational needs of the children within the community. This work charts their efforts toward creating an African-centered school by using transformative education methods and African-centered theories. The article highlights the critical transformative work that teachers and administrators must do if they intend to change the dismal educational realities being faced by Black children.
      PubDate: 2015-09-04
  • C-Section and Racism: “Cutting” to the Heart of the Issue for
           Black Women and Families
    • 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
  • Conceptualizing the Blackground : Framing Attempts and Acts of
    • 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
  • Moving Forward with the Legitimation of the Azibo Nosology II
    • Abstract: Abstract What have mental health practitioners to rely on for diagnosis of African descent clients that respectfully incorporates behavioral imperatives from centered African culture? The original 1989 Azibo Nosology contained 18 African-centered culture-focused disorders. Twenty-five years later, the 2014 Azibo Nosology II (ANII) was published open access in the Journal of Pan African Studies (volume 7, #5, 32-145) as a 2nd edition. In it, there are 55 disorders deriving from theory about the African personality construct. It draws on the work of 22 theorists writing over a 60-year span. To penetrate psychological establishmentarianism requires the ANII be perceived as legitimate. Under the backdrop of the quest for freedom and literacy by African descent people, legitimation is approached through (1) discussion of slave and colonial consciousness of African descent psychological workers including practitioners, (2) lingering colonial mentality among Eurasian descent practitioners and psychological workers, and (3) necessary future clinical work that practitioners can carry out now in daily praxis.
      PubDate: 2015-07-28
  • African Americans and Trayvon Martin: Black Racial Identity Profiles and
           Emotional Responding
    • Abstract: Abstract Public opinion polls suggest that many African Americans viewed the death of Trayvon Martin as a race-related event (Gabbidon and Jordan 2013; Pew Research Center 2013). This exploratory online investigation examined African Americans’ general reactions to the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin as well as the link between Black racial identity cluster profiles and race-related stress reactions (i.e., anger and sense of safety). Participants had a range of reactions, including questioning whether the shooting was racially motivated as well as self-reporting anger and sadness. Three Black racial identity profile groups were identified. Profile group 1 consisted of individuals with each of the different Black racial identity attitude types being below the mean (i.e., undifferentiated). Group 2 consisted of individuals with lower levels of centrality and nationalist ideologies with all other racial identity types being above the mean (i.e., integrationist). Finally, group 3 consisted of individuals with a positive African American identity as indicated by greater levels of centrality, private regard, and nationalist ideology (i.e., race focused). Only their public regard, assimilationist and humanist ideology attitudes fell below the mean. Further analysis indicated that individuals with a race focused Black racial identity cluster profile specifically self-reported higher levels of anger and were more likely to indicate feeling unsafe after learning about Trayvon Martin’s death.
      PubDate: 2015-07-08
  • E. E. Just and Creativity in Science. The Importance of Diversity
    • Abstract: Abstract Renowned biologist Ernest Everett Just (1883–1941) was an outspoken advocate for the classical embryologist’s view of the cell; he believed that all the parts of the cell, but especially the cytoplasm, have important roles to play in the process of development, whereby a one-celled zygote becomes a many-celled animal. In opposition to geneticist Thomas Hunt Morgan, Just formulated a hypothesis for how the cell works in development, one that gave a more dominant role to cytoplasmic (instead of nuclear) factors. This paper argues that, in creating his hypothesis, Just applied insights from the African American intellectual community in which he was immersed, much as Charles Darwin applied insights from British political economist Thomas R. Malthus in formulating his theory of evolution by natural selection. This in no way diminishes the scientific validity of Just’s (or Darwin’s) hypothesis. Rather, it highlights Just’s creativity and, as such, points to the importance of having diversity in science.
      PubDate: 2015-06-24
  • On the Perpetuation of the Situation of Economic and Social
           Underdevelopment in Africa
    • Abstract: Abstract Why do the majority of African countries fail to take the steps that would lead them towards greater development? The aim of this work is to determine the factors affecting development, not only the economic ones, which play a central role in economic literature, but also social. To do so, we have used a wide sample of countries and have estimated a panel data for 171 countries of those that have been members of the United Nations (UN) for a period of 16 years (from 1995 to 2010 inclusive). Our results lead us to conclude that monetary instability and the colonial past of these countries have had a negative impact on their level of human development. However, improvements in the efficiency of governmental policy and instruments, investment in greater democracy, greater stability and less corruption, have, in all cases, a positive effect on human development in these countries.
      PubDate: 2015-06-11
  • Anti-Racist Racism as a Judicial Decree: Racism in the Twenty-First
    • Abstract: Abstract Racism is the by-product of European imperialism. By definition, anti-racism is a prejudicial function linked with fear, stress, or various forms of power-loss anxiety. Data tends to show that not only are black adult males over-represented in the criminal justice system as the focus of said power-loss anxiety but their adolescent counterparts are as well. The fact that society tolerates the black male as a societal failure is a matter of anti-racist racism sanctioned by judicial decree. Furthermore, in its decree, the Supreme Court facilitated anti-racist racism via opposition to affirmative action enabling the most marginal among white applicants in lieu of non-white applicants whose racial contributions stood to move society as a whole forward. The most conscientious among the citizenry must then necessarily take it upon themselves to reverse judicial decree, i.e., anti-racist racism to meet the racial challenges of the twenty-first century and beyond.
      PubDate: 2015-05-26
  • Beth E. Richie, Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and
           America’s Prison Nation
    • PubDate: 2015-05-09
  • The Crucial Role of Naming in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon
    • PubDate: 2015-05-03
  • The CEO of Self: Herman Cain, Black Conservatism and the Achievement
    • Abstract: Abstract In his autobiography This Is Herman Cain, conservative business executive and former Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain attributes his success to the hard work ethic and perseverance instilled in him by his father. Cain asserts that possessing a positive mindset or as he states becoming the “CEO of Self” played a major role in his ability to transcend the various hurdles he faced as a young African-American male growing up in the Deep South during the civil rights era. Cain’s line of thinking fits within the paradigm of the American achievement ideology, but I argue that Cain’s idealized construction of an American society where racism’s impact on the opportunity chances of African-Americans is minimal ultimately allows for the maintenance of an American social structure where “whiteness” reigns supreme.
      PubDate: 2015-04-16
  • Slaves to the Community: Blacks and the Rhetoric of “Selling
    • Abstract: Abstract In 2008, Randall Kennedy, the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard University, published Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal. In this work, Kennedy provided both a historical and a contemporary discussion of the term “sellout” as well as a defense of its usage among blacks. In this essay, I critique Kennedy’s work and argue that the rhetoric of “selling out” functions as a mechanism of social control meant to keep blacks on “their side” of the color line.
      PubDate: 2015-04-12
  • The Racial Exceptionalism of Barack Obama
    • Abstract: Abstract Since Barack Obama appeared on the political scene, questions regarding the authenticity of his blackness have remained at the forefront because of his mixed race parentage and nontraditional upbringing. These factors proved to be variously a political asset and liability as his blackness was often framed as scary to white voters who were essential to his electoral coalition. We argue that in order for whites to trust Obama politically, they divorced him from his black identity making him the “racial exception,” which made him more palatable. This, in part, was influenced by the deracialized electoral strategies deployed by Barack Obama. Still, we find race influences evaluations of Barack Obama differently by blacks and whites. Relying on data from the Pew Research Center, we find evidence that Barack Obama’s racial identity is more ambiguous for whites and evaluations of his favorability, values, and tenor of his opposition to fall along racial lines in significant ways despite the rhetoric of a post-racial America.
      PubDate: 2015-04-07
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