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Black Studies and the Democratization of American Higher Education

Authors: Henry, Charles P.

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  • Uses case studies to illustrate the influence of geography and local resources on the development of black studies
  • Introduces the idea of the democratization of higher education uniting all chapters and culminates in a criticalmulticulturalism of higher education
  • Argues for the inclusion of black studies beyond curriculum and challenges the segregation of higher education with respects to disciplines
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This book aims to expand what scholars know and who is included in this discussion about black studies, which aids in the democratization of American higher education and the deconstruction of traditional disciplines of high education, to facilitate a sense of social justice. By challenging traditional disciplines, black studies reveals not only the political role of American universities but also the political aspects of the disciplines that constitute their core. While black studies is post-modern in its deconstruction of positivism and universalism, it does not support a radical rejection of all attempts to determine truth.  Evolving from a form of black cultural nationalism, it challenges the perceived white cultural nationalist norm and has become a critical multiculturalism that is more global and less gendered. Henry argues for the inclusion of black studies beyond the curriculum of colleges and universities. 

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Charles P. Henry is Professor Emeritus in the Department of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Nonnegotiable Demands: A Microstory

    Pages 1-22

    Henry, Charles P.

  • Black Intellectuals and Black Studies: A Macrostory

    Pages 23-57

    Henry, Charles P.

  • Institutionalizing Black Studies at the University of California

    Pages 59-94

    Henry, Charles P.

  • The National Council for Black Studies

    Pages 95-119

    Henry, Charles P.

  • The Black Scholar: Drum of the Black Studies Movement

    Pages 121-147

    Henry, Charles P.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Black Studies and the Democratization of American Higher Education
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-35089-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-35089-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81721-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 272
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