African American Politics

African American Politics

Paperback - 2010
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African-American Politics is a cutting-edge introduction to the political successes, failures, and persistent challenges of African-American political participation in the United States. Exploring both historic and present day political phenomena, the book draws on a wide range of sources, including U.S. Census data, Gallup Polls, landmark court opinions, speeches and first-hand interviews to provide the reader with a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute analysis of what often appear to be "irreconcilable differences" between the American political system and one of its most historically subjugated constituency groups.

Amongst the key topics covered are:

symbolic versus substantive politics
the impact of race on socio-economic status
the post -Civil Rights leadership vacuum
the rise of Black Conservatism and "New Black Politics"
the political significance of Black Mega-Churches
the emergence of "Hip Hop" as an alternative political voice
the future of African - American Politics

This book will be essential reading for students of American and minority politics, African - American studies and related disciplines. It will serve as a catalyst for dialogue for anyone interested in the role of African Americans in contemporary US political life.

For more information and resources visit the accompanying series website:

Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Polity Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9780745632810
Branch Call Number: 324.089
Characteristics: x, 238 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.


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