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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Adeptus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Aldébaran     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Alterstice : Revue internationale de la recherche interculturelle     Open Access  
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Anabases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift für Sozialtheorie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Artefact : Techniques, histoire et sciences humaines     Open Access  
Artes Humanae     Open Access  
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Belin Lecture Series     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cankiri Karatekin University Journal of Faculty of Letters     Open Access  
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chronicle of Philanthropy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 55)
Digital Studies / Le champ numerique     Open Access  
Digitális Bölcsészet / Digital Humanities     Open Access  
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi / Dokuz Eylül University Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Dorsal Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos     Open Access  
E+E : Estudios de Extensión en Humanidades     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enfoques     Open Access  
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fields: Journal of Huddersfield Student Research     Open Access  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
German Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Human Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Human Remains and Violence : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Humanities Diliman : A Philippine Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
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)
Insaniyat : Journal of Islam and Humanities     Open Access  
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of the Classical Tradition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jangwa Pana     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal des africanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal for General Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal Of Advances In Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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: 6)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Arts and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Journal of Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Family Theory & Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Humaniora : Journal of Humanities Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La lettre du Collège de France     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Law and Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Law, Culture and the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Le Portique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Legal Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Legon Journal of the Humanities     Full-text available via subscription  
Letras : Órgano de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Huamans     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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   (Followers: 2)
Marx-Engels Jahrbuch     Hybrid Journal  
Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Medieval Encounters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Médiévales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)

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Journal of African American Studies
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.268
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 11  
 
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 1559-1646 - ISSN (Online) 1936-4741
Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2352 journals]
  • Examining the Mentoring Approaches of African-American Mentors
    • Authors: Joi-Lynn Mondisa
      Abstract: Understanding and identifying the mentoring approaches of African-American mentors may shed light on practices that can be implemented in higher education to help increase the number of underrepresented minority (URM) graduates. This exploratory research seeks to identify the mentoring approaches that African-American mentors use to help their African-American undergraduate protégés persist and succeed in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors. Multiple interviews were conducted with ten African-American mentors from academia, government, and industry/non-profit sectors. Using an interpretivist lens, interview transcripts were thematically coded and analyzed to produce the most emergent themes about mentoring approaches. Findings indicate mentors use familial, guidance and resource acquisition, and empathetic mentoring approaches. These approaches promote the development of protégés’ sense of community and STEM identities to support student persistence. The intent of this study is to establish a foundation for future research to examine and identify the characteristics of mentoring practices and approaches that may assist URMs pursuing STEM degrees.
      PubDate: 2018-11-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9411-y
       
  • Political Mobilization and Empowerment in the Rural Alabama Black Belt: A
           Comparative Analysis of Sumter and Greene Counties
    • Authors: Michael L. Clemons
      Abstract: This study examines the process of political change in the rural Alabama Black Belt counties of Greene and Sumter, located in the southwestern region of the state. Focusing on the period from the early 1960s through the mid-1980s, this study compares the processes of political mobilization and empowerment in these counties to account for divergent rates of political change. The nature and pattern of leadership, organizations, and the strategies and tactics employed to achieve mobilization and empowerment are discussed. Moreover, the utility of Aldon Morris’ indigenous perspective is assessed for understanding the dynamics of mobilization and empowerment in the rural Black Belt. The results reveal that leadership monopolization in the social change process at the local level has its benefits as indicated by the relatively rapid pace with which black majority rule was instituted in Greene County. In contrast, in Sumter County where leadership monopolization was far less pronounced, the empowerment process was more arduous and delayed. However, the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, established in 1967, evolved into a local movement center proxy, thereby leveling the playing field to help propel to power by 1986 a black majority to the Sumter County government.
      PubDate: 2018-11-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9413-9
       
  • Managerial Society and the Emergence of Black Policy Experts
    • Authors: Floyd W. Hayes
      Abstract: This paper examines critically the ascendance and roles of Black policy specialists as major contributors to the public policy discussion of America’s postindustrial-managerial society during the 1980s. The paper looks at two theories of managerial policymaking—one in which experts dominate and another in which politicians control. The study argues that neither theory fully explains the complex process of public policymaking; rather, there is a convergence of power and knowledge—politicians and specialists. This dynamic gives rise to the growing politicization of knowledge and experts. The focus then turns to the rise of Black conservative and liberal policy technocrats and their prescriptions for dealing with urban poverty. The mounting convergence of power and expertise, and veritable politics of knowledge, in the managerial state increasingly exclude ordinary citizens from process of making public decisions. However, through struggle citizens will need to intervene in the process from below.
      PubDate: 2018-11-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9412-x
       
  • The Experience of Infertility Among African American Couples
    • Authors: Laura C. Taylor
      Abstract: The infertility rate among African Americans is higher than that of other ethnicities; yet, it is rarely discussed or acknowledged. There is an abundance of research that contributes to the body of knowledge of infertility among white people, but there is very little that examines the experience for African Americans. This study aimed to explore the experience of infertility among African American couples. Utilizing a phenomenological approach, six married couples were interviewed about their experience of infertility. This approach was used in order to provide a first-person account of the lived experience of infertility for the couples. The findings demonstrate how infertility can be a traumatizing event that is experienced differently by men and women. The distress of the experience challenges one’s sense of self. The findings also suggest how religion and spirituality played a central role in the lives of the couples, helping them to cope with infertility. The personal stories provided by the couples illustrate the profound impact the experience of infertility has had on their lives.
      PubDate: 2018-11-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9416-6
       
  • The Practical and Experiential Reality of Racism: Carter’s and
           Corlett’s Realism About Race and Racism
    • Authors: Polycarp Ikuenobe
      Abstract: This paper examines the practical reality and experience of racism from the “internal point of view” of blacks who suffer racism and white racists. It uses this point of view to critically examine Carter’s and Corlett’s views regarding realism about race and racism. They suggest that theories must inquire about race and racism as categories for understanding the way-things-really-are. I argue that a plausible idea of racism, as a thick concept, must not be subservient to public policy. Rather, public policy must reflect experiential reality of racism. I argue that the views of Corlett and Carter, which tie racism to human agency, have heuristic value. However, they are too narrow; they have problematic implications, and do not sufficiently capture many putative cases and common usage of race and experience of racism.
      PubDate: 2018-11-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9417-5
       
  • When Men Give Birth to Intimacy: the Case of Jay-Z’s
           “4:44”
    • Authors: Antonia Randolph
      Abstract: This paper examines how Jay-Z’s song “4:44” transforms male homosocial spaces into settings where men give birth to intimacy towards women. I argue that the album’s producer, No ID, provided the conditions for Jay-Z to reveal feelings that he could not express on his own. Interviews show that No ID acted as a midwife that induced the birth of Jay-Z’s disclosures about his infidelity that he wanted to discuss but did not know how. Moreover, the video footnotes to “4:44” feature a group of men nurturing each other’s ability to be vulnerable in relationships. This model of men using homosocial spaces to be vulnerable and honest about the hurt they caused is an important departure from previous research showing black musicians nurturing emotional intimacy at the expense of their female partners (Carby 1998).
      PubDate: 2018-11-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9418-4
       
  • Exploring Childhood Obesity Perceptions Among Caregivers of African
           American Children
    • Authors: Dayna S. Alexander; Moya L. Alfonso; Dziyana Nazaruk
      Abstract: Childhood obesity efforts have been characterized by low levels of caregiver involvement. This qualitative study explores caregiver perceptions about childhood obesity prevention. We conducted 12 in-depth interviews with caregivers of African American children aged 8–11 years. We used thematic analysis to identify consistent patterns of preventing childhood obesity and encouraging healthy behaviors. Four themes emerged including rural culture and the built environment, physical and social health effects of childhood obesity, measuring childhood obesity, and preventive strategies. Caregivers are cognizant of childhood obesity risk factors and discussed challenges in their rural environment when attempting to practice and maintain health behaviors for their children. They also stated that caregivers were vital in preventing childhood obesity. Our findings highlight the value of involving caregivers in the design and implementation of childhood obesity initiatives. Additionally, future childhood obesity efforts should equip caregivers and children with behavioral skills and resources to assist in developing healthy habits.
      PubDate: 2018-11-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9415-7
       
  • Systemic Racism as a Living Text: Implications of Uncle Tom’s Cabin as a
           Fictionalized Narrative of Present and Past Black Bodies
    • Authors: Erin Jamieson
      Abstract: This paper will explore the concept of Stowe’s work as a living text—that is, as a work of literature which transcends the bounds of periodization and continues to influence other literary movements, and even popular culture to this day. Scholars, with a propensity for consolidation and categorization, assign works of literature to narrow cultural and historical movements. Still, much of the scholarship concerning Uncle Tom’s Cabin serves as a cautionary tale for such an approach. Too often, Stowe’s work is analyzed primarily to illuminate societal and political ills of the nineteenth century. By doing so, Stowe’s’ work is understood as emblematic of the nineteenth century and is subsequently analyzed based upon modern day political and societal values. Specifically, this paper will examine how a fictionalized and living text is used to continuously create a script for the identity of black women, and how these narratives influence both past and current readings of black female identity.
      PubDate: 2018-11-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9414-8
       
  • (Un)Learning Hollywood’s Civil Rights Movement: a Scholar’s
           Critique
    • Authors: Tiyi M. Morris
      PubDate: 2018-11-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9410-z
       
  • An Interview with Jose “Cha Cha” Jimenez: Leader of the Young
           Lords Organization
    • Authors: Judson L. Jeffries
      Abstract: The following is an excerpt from a week-long conversation with Jose “Cha Cha” Jimenez.
      PubDate: 2018-09-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9409-5
       
  • African Consciousness
    • Authors: Leonard Stone
      Abstract: This paper explores African consciousness in terms of conscious moments that regulate and give rhythm to the space of African consciousness. That is, an African consciousness insofar as it unfolds within an experience of the African moment, within terms of urban spaces and realization and estrangement. A microanalysis of the processes of African consciousness within a strategy aims to re-construct, to redirect, and combatatively re-center African subject as a sovereign entity. This is, to strategically essentialise African subject. This subject is also gathered especially under the heading of the African-look-on-African-look and estranged African consciousness using La Guma as a major literary reference point. The intention of this micro-analysis is to garner an essentialist understanding of African subject as a presence-to-African others. An African consciousness in which the solid structure of African experience, intention, and expectation are centered.
      PubDate: 2018-08-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9408-6
       
  • “The New African Woman”: A Study on Buchi Emecheta’s Destination
           Biafra as a Personal War for Womanhood
    • Authors: A. Karthika Unnithan; Harini Jayaraman
      PubDate: 2018-08-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9407-7
       
  • Richard Wright’s Personal and Literary Responses to Jim Crowism
    • Authors: Ahad Mehrvand
      Abstract: Few critics have gone beyond more general discussions of race and racism to discuss the impact of Jim Crowism on Richard Wright’s works. This paper examines the impact that Jim Crow laws and practices had on Wright’s life and the way he responded to them in his literature by drawing upon Henry Louis Mencken’s writing style of using the “words as a weapon.” I conclude that Wright’s decision to deploy fiction to help stamp out white racism was part of a political response to what he saw as the complex choices facing African Americans. Wright never ceased to struggle against American racism. Twice he chose escape as his mode of resistance; once when he fled the South in his youth, and once when he left America for France. His life and fiction are expressive of his feelings toward Jim Crowism.
      PubDate: 2018-08-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9406-8
       
  • Thanks, Obama Sheds Light on Obama’s Presidency
    • Authors: Rochelle R. Daniel
      PubDate: 2018-08-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9405-9
       
  • Empirical Study of the Application of Double-Consciousness Among
           African-American Men
    • Authors: Sheena Myong Walker
      Abstract: The current study serves to add to the existing literature on African-American men and masculinity, and to provide empirical evidence of the hypothesized mental conflict that exists among African-Americans, particularly as it relates to double-consciousness. Mental conflict was measured as a function of psychological distress, surfacing in high levels of depression, anxiety, and somatization, made evident through the measurement of the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 (BSI-18). It was hypothesized that African-American men engaged in the practice of double-consciousness made evident through the scores on the General Ethnicity Questionnaire (GEQ). More specifically, those who failed to integrate and only identified with one’s Blackness and those who made drastic changes in one’s reality by taking on characteristics of the Eurocentric worldview were expected to have higher levels of psychological distress. Results from this study found a practical use of the theory of double-consciousness and further provide implications for future research on the topic.
      PubDate: 2018-08-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9404-x
       
  • The Willow Hill Community Education Assessment: Assessing the Education
           Needs of Children in a Former Slave Community
    • Authors: Moya L. Alfonso; Gayle Jackson; Alvin Jackson; Akrati Gupta; Shannon Antoine-Hardy; Maria I. Olivas
      Abstract: The study presents a perspective on the barriers encountered by children residing in a low-income rural community in Portal, GA. The purpose of this needs assessment (NA) is to identify educational challenges that youth in the community face. A sequential mixed method design was used. Intercept surveys were conducted followed by individual key informant interviews and a focus group. Survey data was entered into SPSS, and descriptive statistics were calculated. Audio recordings of the interviews were transcribed and uploaded into NVivo for content analysis. Overall, the results indicated a need for stronger infrastructure that better meets the needs of the youth, which can be done by engaging stakeholders in identifying and mobilizing community-based assets, thus creating local economic opportunities.
      PubDate: 2018-07-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9401-0
       
  • Book Review: Moskowitz, P. (2017). How to Kill a City: Gentrification,
           Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood
    • PubDate: 2018-07-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9403-y
       
  • Slavery: an Excerpt from “The God of the Bible Was an Important Outlet
           to African Americans During Slavery and Segregation: Freedom Itself Was
           Important to Americans Because Slavery and Life Are in Contrast”
    • Authors: Nishaun Smith
      Abstract: This paper is an excerpt, a chapter, of a much longer work called, “The God of the Bible was an important outlet to African Americans during slavery and segregation: Freedom itself was important to Americans because slavery and life are in contrast.” In this section, I attempt to define slavery and some of the cultural impacts of the Bible’s definition. I also reference the experience of slaves with respect to Christianity’s theological opinions pertaining to American and world slavery. This is done through an analysis of the Bible and researchers who have commented on the subjects involved with servitude. The earliest essayist I reference is Cugoano; he published his ideas in 1787. This is done to show the evolution of the myth of the Bible’s definition of slavery. In this paper, I counter false interpretations of Biblical slavery and servitude. The term “STF” is used to represent the Star Trek Fan, referencing cultural atheism promoted by sources of propaganda from popular media. I attempt to redirect the conversation from cultural myths to historical arguments.
      PubDate: 2018-07-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9402-z
       
  • Reconceptualizing Historic and Contemporary Violence Against African
           Americans as Savage White American Terror (SWAT)
    • Authors: Zoe Spencer; Olivia N. Perlow
      Abstract: This work seeks to challenge the benign language employed in the discourse surrounding historic and contemporary white violence, particularly against African Americans. In so doing, this work develops language that more adequately captures the genocidal social control mechanisms designed to create terror through the physical and psychological brutality of white violence. Specifically, this work introduces the theoretical construct of Savage White American Terror (SWAT) which we correlate to historic patterns of violent atrocities such as lynching to contemporary police violence against African Americans.
      PubDate: 2018-06-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9399-3
       
  • Missing the Revolution Beneath Their Feet: The Significance of the Slave
           Revolution of the Civil War to the Black Power Movement in the USA
    • Authors: Errol A. Henderson
      Abstract: At the outset of the Black Power Movement (BPM), Malcolm X called for both a black political and cultural revolution; however, he never developed his thesis on the latter and did not adequately explain the relationship between the two. Like many BPM revolutionists, he drew on cases of revolutions from abroad which were ill-fitted to the peculiar history and contemporary challenges of black America. W.E.B. Du Bois (1935) historicized a black political revolution in the USA in his Black Reconstruction, and Alain Locke theorized cultural revolution in the USA a decade later; thus, prior to the BPM, theses on black political and cultural revolution in the USA were available to BPM revolutionists, but they were ignored. They suggested the salience of the Slave Revolution in the Civil War as an exemplar of subsequent black revolutions in the USA. In this essay, I examine Du Bois’ and Locke’s arguments and their relevance to the BPM, focusing less on the revolutionary theory the BPM adopted and more on this one it neglected.
      PubDate: 2018-06-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9400-1
       
 
 
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