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Black Men in the Academy

Narratives of Resiliency, Achievement, and Success

Editors: McGowan, B.L., Palmer, R.T., Wood, J.L., Hibbler, Jr., D.F. (Eds.)

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Using an anti-deficit approach, Black Men in the Academy explores narratives of resiliency, success, and achievement for black men in the academy. This book is an important text for scholars interested in promoting success in education for underrepresented minorities.

About the authors

T. Elon Dancy II, The University of Oklahoma, USA. Terence Hicks, East Tennessee State University, USA.  Christopher C. Jett, University of West Georgia, USA. Willis A. Jones, University of Kentucky, USA. John Michael Lee, Jr., North Star Educational Consulting Eric Love, University of Notre Dame, USA. Ferlin McGaskey, Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center Christopher Newman, The University of San Diego, USA. Keon M. McGuire, Arizona State University, USA. Don C. Sawyer III, Quinnipiac University in Hamden, USA. J.T. Snipes, Indiana University, USA. Jameel Alexander Scott, Lucille Education Solution Consulting, LLC Michael Steven Williams, Baruch College, City University of New York, USA.

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"This important text moves us beyond bad news about black men in higher education. The editors generously offer rich insights into their lives and trajectories toward success. This book speaks powerfully to a nation that has long failed to acknowledge black men's brilliance. It is a refreshing, inspiring read." - Shaun R. Harper, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, University of Pennsylvania, USA

"Black Men in the Academy presents compelling narratives of black males from all around the country. Throughout the volume, the contributors highlight salient educational, social, economic, and familial obstacles that they had to overcome to achieve success. This volume, in my opinion, is an important contribution to the scholarly literature on black males. It offers a realistic but contemporary glimpse of what black males often endure to achieve success in American society." - James L. Moore III, EHE Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and Executive Director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male, The Ohio State University, USA

"As a complement to the body of writing that supports the anti-deficit perspective on African-American males' educational success, this book provides strong evidence of the good that can result from positive influences. These inspiring stories describe the determination, spirit, and occasional good luck of seventeen individuals sometimes with, sometimes without, the positive support of their parents, teachers, community leaders, academic administrators, and church members. Combined with empirical research and outcomes from successful programs, these stirring narratives provide the 'third leg of the stool' demonstrating black male postsecondary success and should be required reading for every black man in college." Michael J. Cuyjet, Professor Emeritus, University of Louisville, USA


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Reframing Black Male Success in Education: Narratives of Resiliency, Inspiration, and Success

    Pages 1-17

    McGowan, Brian L. (et al.)

  • The College Graduate: My Life Translated by Kanye West

    Pages 19-32

    Snipes, J. T.

  • The Experience of a Black Male Doctoral Reentry Student after Attrition: A Self-Reflective Study

    Pages 33-54

    McGaskey, Ferlin G.

  • Pursuit of Happiness: Reflections of a Young Man

    Pages 55-64

    Scott, Jameel A.

  • Family First: Exploring the Connection between Supportive Relationships and Self-Efficacy

    Pages 65-76

    Williams, Michael Steven

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-56726-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Black Men in the Academy
Book Subtitle
Narratives of Resiliency, Achievement, and Success
Editors
  • Brian L. McGowan
  • Robert T. Palmer
  • J. Luke Wood
  • David F. Hibbler, Jr.
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56728-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137567284
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56726-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 234
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