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Race matters in both national and international politics. Starting from this perspective, African American Perspectives on Political Science presents original essays from leading African American political scientists. Collectively, they evaluate the discipline, its subfields, the quality of race-related research, and omissions in the literature. They argue that because Americans do not fully understand the many-faceted issues of race in politics in their own country, they find it difficult to comprehend ethnic and racial disputes in other countries as well. In addition, partly because there are so few African Americans in the field, political science faces a danger of unconscious insularity in methodology and outlook. Contributors argue that the discipline needs multiple perspectives to prevent it from developing blind spots. Taken as a whole, these essays argue with great urgency that African American political scientists have a unique opportunity and a special responsibility to rethink the canon, the norms, and the directions of the discipline.

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  1. Cover
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  1. TItle Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. PART I Race and Political Scientists
  2. p. 5
  1. CHAPTER 1. Still at the Margins: The Persistence of Neglect of African American Issues in Political Science, 1986-2003
  2. pp. 7-23
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  1. CHAPTER 2. The Race Variable and the American Political Science Association's State of the Discipline Reports and Books, 1907-2002
  2. pp. 24-37
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  1. CHAPTER 3. African American Political Scientists in Academic Wonderland
  2. pp. 38-52
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  1. PART II Globalization and Transnational Politics
  2. pp. 53-54
  1. CHAPTER 4 Black Politics in Latin America: An Analysis of National and Transnational Politics
  2. pp. 55-75
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  1. CHAPTER 5 Globalization and the Study of Development
  2. pp. 76-104
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  1. PART III Civic Engagement and Voting
  2. pp. 105-106
  1. CHAPTER 6 Political Science and the Study of African American Public Opinion
  2. pp. 107-129
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  1. CHAPTER 7 A Black Gender Gap? Continuity and Change in Attitudes toward Black Feminism
  2. pp. 130-150
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  1. CHAPTER 8 Going It Alone: Black Women Activists and Black Organizational Quiescence
  2. pp. 151-168
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  1. CHAPTER 9 Political Scientists and the Activist-Technocrat Dichotomy: The Case of John Aubrey Davis
  2. pp. 169-192
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  1. PART FOUR Political Institutions
  2. pp. 193-194
  1. CHAPTER 10 Dimensions of Representation and the Congressional Black Caucus
  2. pp. 195-211
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  1. CHAPTER 11 Toward a Critical Race Theory in Political Science: A New Synthesis for Understanding Race, Law, and Politics
  2. pp. 212-231
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  1. CHAPTER 12 Presidential Leadership and the Politics of Race: Stereotypes, Symbols, and Scholarship
  2. pp. 232-250
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  1. PART FIVE The Subfields
  2. pp. 251-252
  1. CHAPTER 13 Comparative Politics and Asia: Contesting Hegemonic Inter- and Intra-Disciplinary Boundaries
  2. pp. 253-284
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  1. CHAPTER 14 Race and the Problem of Equity in the Administrative State: Implications for Political Science Theory and Methods
  2. pp. 285-307
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  1. CHAPTER 15 Race and the City: The View from Two Political Science Journals
  2. pp. 308-324
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  1. CHAPTER 16 Navigating the Muddy Waters of the Mainstream: Tracing the Mystification of Racism in International Relations
  2. pp. 325-363
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  1. CHAPTER 17 A Critical Review of American Political Institutions: Reading Race into the Constitutional "Silence" on Race
  2. pp. 364-397
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  1. CHAPTER 18 Political Science Confronts Afro-America: A Reconsideration
  2. pp. 398-433
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 434-437
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  1. Index
  2. p. 438
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781592131105
MARC Record
OCLC
166422709
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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