RACE AND POLITICS
This series takes the lives of inspirational, important and courageous black historical figures and outlines why their lives, actions and ideas matter today.
Cedric Robinson Black Radicalism Beyond the Order of Time JOSHUA MYERS Howard University Cedric Robinson – political theorist, historian and activist – was one of the greatest black radical thinkers of the twentieth century. Joshua Myers shows how Robinson’s work interrogated the foundations of Western political thought, modern capitalism, and the changing meanings of race. Tracing the journey from his early days as an agitator to his publication of seminal works such as Black Marxism, Myers frames Robinson’s mission as one that aimed to understand and practise resistance to “the terms of order.” In so doing, Robinson excavated the Black radical tradition as a form of resistance that imagined that life on wholly different terms was possible. With the need to continue that resistance as clear as ever today, Robinson’s contribution only gains in importance. Series: Black Lives 210 x 140mm • 308 pages • UK September 2021, US November 2021 HB • 978-1-5095-3791-4 • £55.00 / $69.95 / €67.90 PB • 978-1-5095-3792-1 • £17.99 / $26.95 / €21.90 ebook available
Frances E. W. Harper A Call to Conscience UTZ McKNIGHT University of Alabama “One of the best books I’ve read in a long time.” Alex Zamalin, University of Detroit–Mercy Free Black woman, poet, novelist, essayist, speaker, and activist, Francis Watkins Harper was one of the most important advocates of abolitionism, female suffrage and temperance in the 19th century. In this gripping new book, Utz McKnight shows how Harper’s life work inspired her contemporaries to imagine a better America. Series: Black Lives 210 x 140mm • 320 pages • UK October 2020, US November 2020 HB • 978-1-5095-3553-8 • £55.00 / $69.95 / €67.90 PB • 978-1-5095-3554-5 • £16.99 / $24.95 / €21.90 ebook available
W.E.B. Du Bois The Lost and the Found ELVIRA BASEVICH University of Michigan, Dearborn “Elvira Basevich brings us a Du Bois who is by no means merely a figure of historical importance but very much a thinker relevant for the social justice struggles of today.” Charles Mills, City University of New York Elvira Basevich traces the development of W.E.B. Du Bois’s life and thought and the relevance of his legacy to our troubled age. This wonderful book vindicates the power of Du Bois’s thought to help transform a stubbornly unjust world. Serires: Black Lives 210 x 140mm • 304 pages • UK October 2020, US November 2020 HB • 978-1-5095-3573-6 • £55.00 / $69.95 / €67.90 PB • 978-1-5095-3574-3 • £16.99 / $24.95 / €21.90 ebook available
Black in America The Paradox of the Color Line ENOBONG HANNAH BRANCH and CHRISTINA JACKSON University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Stockton University “Powerfully written, well documented, theoretically sophisticated, and covering central themes of America’s racial history: this is the book we need for our courses on race matters in the United States.” Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University “A great teaching resource.” Margaret L. Andersen, University of Delaware Today, post-racial and colorblind ideals dominate the American narrative, obscuring the reality of racism and discrimination, hiding – if only temporarily – the inconvenience of deep racial disparity. To be Black in America is to exist amongst myriad contradictions: racial progress and regression, abject poverty amidst profound wealth, discriminatory policing yet equal protection under the law. This book explores these contradictions to provide a sociology of Black lives in America today. 229 x 152mm • 224 pages • 2019 HB • 978-1-5095-3138-7 • £55.00 / $69.95 / €67.90 PB • 978-1-5095-3139-4 • £19.99 / $24.95 / €25.90 ebook available
White Privilege SHANNON SULLIVAN UNC Charlotte “White privilege is a concept more tossed around than seriously explored. In this valuable and concise text, Shannon Sullivan provides a detailed and illuminating analysis that everyone needs to read.” Charles Mills, City University of New York Some embrace the idea of white privilege as an important concept that helps us to make sense of the connection between race and social and political disadvantages, while others are critical or even hostile. Philosopher Shannon Sullivan cuts through the confusion and cross-talk to challenge what ‘everybody knows’ about white privilege. Using real-life examples, she offers a candid assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of the term to present a better understanding of how race functions in our societies. She argues that white privilege is about more than race, that not only white people can benefit from white privilege, and that feeling guilty about privilege can have a negative effect on the people you feel guilty towards. Series: Think 190 x 124mm • 144 pages • 2019 HB • 978-1-5095-3528-6 • £35.00 / $45.00 / €42.90 PB • 978-1-5095-3529-3 • £9.99 / $12.95 / €12.90 ebook available