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Black Scholarly Activism between the Academy and Grassroots

A Bridge for Identities and Social Justice

Authors: Clennon, Ornette

  • Uses a unique structure to bridge the gap between the academy and grassroots activism
  • Makes concrete the links between commercial blackness, the structures of whiteness and institutional control
  • Draws upon education as a philosophical and ethical framework
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About this book

This book explores the 'invisible' impact whiteness has on the lived 'black' experience in the UK. Using education as a philosophical and ethical framework, the author interrogates the vision of Black Radicalism proposed by Kehinde Andrews, exploring its potential applicability to grassroots activism. Clennon uses an interdisciplinary theoretical framework to draw together his previous writings on 'blackness', in effect crystallising the links between commercial (urban) blackness, the pathological structures of whiteness and institutional control. Drawing inspiration from Robbie Shilliam's cosmologically related 'hinterlands' as an antidote to the nature of colonial (Eurocentric) epistemologies, the author uses the polemical chapters as gateways to theoretical discussion about the material effects of whiteness felt on the ground. This controversial and unflinching volume will be of interest to students and scholars of race studies, particularly within education, and the lived black experience.

About the authors

Ornette D. Clennon is a Visiting Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is also an activist and writer, working both at local and national levels, and in 2011 received the NCCPE Beacons New Partnerships Award for his enterprise and activism work.

Reviews

“The book is insightful and provides a different scope on racialized discourse from a praxis perspective and its appeal to community workers provides an inclusive attempt to engage audiences outside of academia. The book also offers a very interesting point of departure particularly regarding the exploration of Community resistance in a neoliberal post-truth era. The situating of this chapter within a post-truth context and why activism is needed to disrupt this is powerful.” (Jason Arday, Roehampton University, UK)

“This is a timely and important book that expertly combines personal narrative with nuanced theoretical analysis. Black Scholarly Activism between the Academy and Grassroots is a deeply engaging work that urges the reader to consider the possibilities and challenges facing academics who work towards social justice. Once picked up, this is a difficult book to put down: a must read.” (Remi Joseph-Salisbury, University of Manchester, UK)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Whiteness, Social Justice and Greek Mythology?

    Clennon, Ornette D.

    Pages 1-19

  • Whiteness and My Twelve Labours….

    Clennon, Ornette D.

    Pages 21-50

  • Whiteness: The Relationship Between the Market and Blackness

    Clennon, Ornette D.

    Pages 51-70

  • What Is Education For? Is It for Learning Whiteness?

    Clennon, Ornette D.

    Pages 71-98

  • Can Modern Pan-Africanism Help Us to Visualise a Future Without Whiteness?

    Clennon, Ornette D.

    Pages 99-129

Buy this book

eBook £39.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00837-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00836-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Black Scholarly Activism between the Academy and Grassroots
Book Subtitle
A Bridge for Identities and Social Justice
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00837-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00837-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00836-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 153
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