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DU BOIS REVIEW, 10.1 - The Antinomies of Racial Change
W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Philadelphia Negro & the Ecological Conundrum
Certainly The Philadelphia Negro emphasizes a point that many urban residents contend with daily, both then and now. That is, that most all American cities have a racial geography informed by a racial past. What is made clear for Du Bois in The Philadelphia Negro is that an examination of urban racial communities is key to understanding urban America as such communities are sociologically and historically rich reflections of why and how cities and their neighborhoods persist and change.
“A Figure of Our Times”
An Interview with Cornel West on
West: "I think that Du Bois had a self-styled spirituality that was not wedded to cognitive commitments to God talk...Du Bois is part of that particular coterie of secular figures who are profoundly religiously musical, ...people (who) are wrestling with what it means to be human, how do you engage in a virtuous life, what kind of character do you cultivate, what kind of sensitivity, what kind of compassion, what conceptions of justice, the centrality of love and empathy...he was able to sustain himself spiritually without the help of the religious apparatus of tradition."
Crossing Regional Boundaries of Race in the Black Migration to the Urban South
Annie Menzel, Yunxiang Gao, Jane Jones, C. Shawn McGuffey, Dina Okamoto and Melanie Jones-Gast, Tyrone Forman and Matthew Rodriguez, Chinyere Osuji, Brenda Henry-Sanchez and Arlene Geronimus, Amanda Lewis, Tiffany Joseph
The Du Bois Review celebrates ten years of publication in 2013!
The first issue of Volume 10 (2013) features W. E. B. Du Bois through three lenses: Cornel West in conversation with Christa Buschendorf on Du Bois as “a figure of our times;” The Philadelphia Negro and the Ecological Conundrum, by Marcus Hunter; and W. E. B. and Shirley Graham Du Bois in Maoist China, by Yunxiang Gao. The issue also includes essays on birthright citizenship, Black migration to the urban south, population changes leading to change in Whites' attitudes about academic merit, and racial/ethnic disparities in infant mortality among U.S. Latinos.
Issue 10.2 features a collection of essays on “Intersectionality” guest edited by Devon Carbado, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Vickie Mays, Barbara Tomilson, and Ezra (Corral) Young.
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Editors: Professors Lawrence D. Bobo and Michael C. Dawson
Managing Editor: Sara Bruya
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