As we conclude our tripartite series highlighting new arrivals currently up on display at the Stone Center Library, today’s list should especially appeal to religious scholars. Click on the links below for more information on each title, including summaries and current availability, or check out our previous posts in this series here and here.
- Pinn, Anthony B. 2011. What Is African American Religion? Minneapolis: Fortress Press.
- Cone, James H. 2010. A Black Theology of Liberation. 40th anniversary ed. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books.
- Cone, James H. 2011. The Cross and the Lynching Tree. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books.
- Hart, William D. 2011. Afro-eccentricity : Beyond the Standard Narrative of Black Religion. 1st ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Miller, Keith D. 2012. Martin Luther King’s Biblical Epic : His Final, Great Speech. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.
- Said, Omar ibn. 2011. A Muslim American Slave : the Life of Omar Ibn Said. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press.
- Harvey, Paul. 2011. Through the Storm, Through the Night : a History of African American Christianity. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
- Anon. 2012. The Black Church and Hip Hop Culture : Toward Bridging the Generational Divide. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press.
- Oshatz, Molly. 2012. Slavery and Sin : the Fight Against Slavery and the Rise of Liberal Protestantism. New York: Oxford University Press.
Happy reading! Our display changes regularly, so be sure to come on by and check out what’s new @the SCL.
Last week, we posted a partial listing of new books currently on display here at the Library. Today, we continue with a quick posting on new arrivals covering a wide range of topics in education – in the U.S. and abroad, secondary and post-secondary pedagogy and experiences, and other recent research.
Check out what’s new @the SCL, part 2:
Anon. 2012. Integrated but Unequal : Black Faculty in Predominately White Space. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press.
Glenn, Charles Leslie. 2011. African-American/Afro-Canadian Schooling : from the Colonial Period to the Present. 1st ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Collins, Donald R. 2011. Conducting Multi-generational Qualitative Research in Education : an Experiment in Grounded Theory. New York: Peter Lang.
Gilyard, Keith. 2011. True to the Language Game : African American Discourse, Cultural Politics, and Pedagogy. New York: Routledge.
- Anon. 2011. African and African American Children’s and Adolescent Literature in the Classroom : a Critical Guide. New York: Peter Lang.
- Rury, John L. 2012. The African American Struggle for Secondary Schooling, 1940-1980 : Closing the Graduation Gap. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Harris, Angel L. 2011. Kids Don’t Want to Fail : Oppositional Culture and the Black-White Achievement Gap. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
- Titus, Jill Ogline. 2011. Brown’s Battleground : Students, Segregationists, and the Struggle for Justice in Prince Edward County, Virginia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
- Burkholder, Zoë. 2011. Color in the Classroom : How American Schools Taught Race, 1900-1954. New York: Oxford University Press.
Enjoy! And don’t forget to stay tuned for next week’s final installment, featuring new acquisitions on a variety of topics related to religious studies.
Have you seen our latest display?
Featuring titles newly available here at the Stone Center Library, current highlights include topics such as religion, genealogy, education, women’s studies and more. We encourage you to come on by and check them out, and will be introducing these titles in a weekly three-part series, starting today with a variety of resources pertaining to family:
Day, Aaron L. 2003. Locating Free African American Ancestors : a Beginner’s Guide. Anaheim, CA: Carlberg Press.
Day, Aaron L. 2011. DNA to Africa : the Search Continues. West Conshohocken, Pa.: Infinity Pub.
Winch, Julie. 2011. The Clamorgans : One Family’s History of Race in America. 1st ed. New York: Hill and Wang.
Smith, Darron T. 2011. White Parents, Black Children : Experiencing Transracial Adoption. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Moore, Mignon R. 2011. Invisible Families : Gay Identities, Relationships, and Motherhood Among Black Women. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.
Nathans, Sydney. 2012. To Free a Family : the Journey of Mary Walker. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Anon. 2011. Black Womanist Leadership : Tracing the Motherline. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Schermerhorn, Calvin. 2011. Money over Mastery, Family over Freedom : Slavery in the Antebellum Upper South. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Coming up next week: new titles in education studies.
Newly available at the SCL, today’s staff pick is Experiences of single African-American women professors : With this Ph.D., I thee wed, edited by Eletra S. Gilchrist (c2011. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books). A fascinating collection of essays written by “never-before-married and doctorate degree-holding African-American women professors,” titles include:
- “Black, educated, and female: A perspective on contemporary courtship,” by Celeste Walls, Ph.D.
- “‘Acting like a lady and doing me’: Rejecting the ‘strong black woman’ stereotype, sexism, and settling,” by Kandace L. Harris, Ph.D.
- “The myth and mismatch of balance: Black female professors’ construction of balance, integration, and negotiation of work and life,” by Natalie T. J. Tindall, Ph.D. and Markesha S. McWilliams.
- “‘I’m in the middle of nowhere!’: The dating experiences of black, female doctoral students and faculty at predominantly white environments,” by Mounira Morris, Ed.D.
- “Neither an ‘old maid’ nor a ‘Miss Independent’: Deflating the negative perceptions of single African-American women professors,” by Eletra S. Gilchrist, Ph.D.
These are but a sample of the thought-provoking issues raised in this volume, in which “The authors and research participants speak candidly about their experiences, exploring a myriad of topics including dating costs and rewards, relationship challenges, work/life balance, multiple intersecting identities, negative perceptions, and identity negotiation.” A complete summary and further information is available here in the UNC library catalog and we highly encourage you to come by the Library and check it out!
For more on this topic, here are a couple of other titles, also available here at the SCL:
Are you a fan of superhero movies? Then today’s SCL Pick is for you! One of our latest arrivals is Super black : American pop culture and black superheroes, by Adilifu Nama (University of Texas Press, 2011). Check out an excerpt from the publisher’s review below:
“Nama examines seminal black comic book superheroes such as Black Panther, Black Lightning, Storm, Luke Cage, Blade, the Falcon, Nubia, and others, some of whom also appear on the small and large screens, as well as how the imaginary black superhero has come to life in the image of President Barack Obama. Super Black explores how black superheroes are a powerful source of racial meaning, narrative, and imagination in American society that express a myriad of racial assumptions, political perspectives, and fantastic (re)imaginings of black identity. The book also demonstrates how these figures overtly represent or implicitly signify social discourse and accepted wisdom concerning notions of racial reciprocity, equality, forgiveness, and ultimately, racial justice.” (Source: http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/books/namsue.html)
Looking for more on the topic? Professor Nama has also written Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film, which is available at Davis Library. If you’re looking to broaden your search, subject headings that may be of use include “African Americans in motion pictures” and “Blacks in motion pictures.” There’s also the Stone Center Library’s Guide to the Web, which features sections on Films and Documentaries, as well as Film Festivals. And, as always, we’re happy to provide reference assistance – whether it’s in person, via email, or through chat reference (StoneCenterRef) – come on by for a consultation!
Did you know that May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month? This celebration was established in 1978, and recognizes the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States. “The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.” (Source: http://asianpacificheritage.gov/about.html)
With this in mind, today’s SCL Pick is the newly-acquired Interracial Encounters : Reciprocal Representations in African American and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937. Written by Julia H. Lee (2011, New York University Press), this book “explores the diverse ways in which Asian American and African American texts represented racial relations and racial others in an era dominated by a national racial philosophy that presumed, as W.E.B. Du Bois put it, the ‘high civilization of the whites, the lack of culture among the blacks, the apparent incapacity for self-rule in many non-Europeans, and the stagnation of Asia’” (Source: Syndetic Solutions).
Interested in this area of study? Come by the SCL! Today’s pick is but one of several volumes on Afro-Asian topics available here at the Library. For instance, check out last year’s selections here and here. And stay tuned for more SCL Picks this week and next, as we highlight some fabulous new titles that have recently been added to the collection. Happy reading!
Happy National Poetry Month, y’all! Here are three poetry picks new to the SCL collection:
Coval K, Coval K. 2011. L-vis lives! : Racemusic poems. Chicago, Ill.: Haymarket Books. xvi, 103 ; p.
“From the poet the Chicago Tribune calls the new voice of Chicago, comes L-vis Lives!, a bold new collection of poetry and prose exploring the collision of race, art, and appropriation in American culture. L-vis is an imagined persona, a representation of artists who have used and misused Black music. Like so many others who gained fame and fortune from their sampling, L-vis is as much a sincere artist as he is a thief. In Kevin Coval’s poems, L-vis’ story is equal parts forgotten history, autobiography, and re-imaginings.” (Source: UNC catalog)
Griffiths R Eliza. 2011. Mule & Pear. Kalamazoo, MI: The College of Arts and Sciences Western Michigan Univerisity. 97 p.
“These poems speak to us with voices borrowed from the pages of novels of Alice Walker, Jean Toomer, and Toni Morrison — voices that still have more to say, things to discuss. Each struggles beneath a yoke of dreaming, loving, and suffering. These characters converse not just with the reader but also with each other, talking amongst themselves, offering up their secrets and hard-won words of wisdom, an everlasting conversation through which these poems voice a shared human experience.” (Source: Amazon)
Harriell D. c2010. Cotton : Poems. Detroit, Michigan: Willow Books. 77 ; p.
“In his remarkable debut collection, COTTON, Derrick Harriell has created a mural in poems. The characters that inhabit this vivid tableau step into an active third dimension and allow us to witness the vicissitudes of their daily struggles, triumphs large and small, private desires. The community here is anchored by a specific Midwestern, African-American family which, in spite of both external and internal challenges, maintains its unity, however precarious at times. Death, passion, humor, mother wit, history, place, these are the colors that Harriell mixes and applies with such artistry that readers may not be so sure if they are watching a particular world or if that world is watching them. Harriell is among America’s most exciting new voices in poetry.”–Maurice Kilwein Guevara (Source: Syndetic Solutions)
Looking for more poetry resources? In addition to searching the UNC catalog, don’t forget the Stone Center Library’s Guide to the Web has an extensive literature section, including several poetry-related sites. Happy reading!
Is it us, or has April just flown by? As National Poetry Month winds down, we thought we’d highlight some recent acquisitions here at the SCL, starting today with a spotlight on Nikky Finney‘s National Book Award-winning anthology Head off & split : poems.
“The poems in Nikky Finney’s breathtaking new collection Head Off & Split sustain a sensitive and intense dialogue with emblematic figures and events in African-American life: from Civil Rights matriarch Rosa Parks, to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, from a brazen girl strung out on lightning, to a terrified woman abandoned on a rooftop during Hurricane Katrina. Her poet’s voice is defined by an intimacy, which holds a soft yet exacting-eye on the erotic, on uncanny political and family events, like her mother’s wedding waltz with S.C. Senator Strom Thurmond, and then again on the heart-breaking hilarity of an American President’s final state of the Union address. Artful and intense, Finney’s poems ask us to be mindful of what we fraction, fragment, cut off, dice, dishonor, or throw away, powerfully evoking both the lawless and the sublime.” (Source: http://nikkyfinney.net/books.html).
Widely praised, this collection artfully engages with a variety of timely topics. In the words of one reviewer:
Interested in seeing what all the buzz is about? Be sure to come by the Stone Center Library and check out this book! More information about Head off & split and Nikky Finney herself may also be found on her website, and her acceptance speech for the 2011 National Book Award in Poetry is available on Vimeo.
Over the course of Black History Month 2012, we’ve posted SCL Picks and new titles on a variety of topics: literature, fine arts, religion, gender, film studies, love, and even the first published novel by an African American woman. As February comes to a close, we thought we would round things out with four recent titles in the area of military history.
As always, we also encourage you to make use of the Stone Center Library’s Guide to the Web, which includes a section of online resources covering African American military history. Plus, did you know the itself Guide is searchable? In addition to perusing the Guide by topic, the “Search the Guide” bar allows for keyword searching to pull sites listed in the guide from across sections. For example, searching for “Tuskegee” yields this list of websites contained within the Guide: http://bit.ly/wnbZGo. Happy searching!
Today we close out our tripartite series on new books on display here at the Library with selections covering a range of hot topics: gender, religion, hip-hop, sex work, HBCUs, marriage, and more. To read more about each title, click the links below!
The Black Mega-Church: Theology, Gender, and the Politics of Public Engagement (Tamelyn N. Tucker-Worgs)
I Believe I’ll Testify: The Art of African American Preaching (Cleophus J. LaRue)
Wake Up: Hip-Hop Christianity and the Black Church (Cheryl Kirk-Duggan & Marlon Hall)
Masculinity in the Black Imagination: Politics of Communicating Race and Manhood (Edited by Ronald L. Jackson and Mark C. Hopson)
Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-century America (Tess Chakkalakal)
Is Marriage for White People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone (Ralph Richard Banks)
Keepin’ It Hushed: The Barbership and African American Hush Harbor Rhetoric (Vorris L. Nunley)
I’ve Got to Make My Livin’: Black Women’s Sex Work in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago (Cynthia M. Blair)
America’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities: A Narrative history, 1837-2009 (Bobby L. Lovett)
In case you missed it, Parts 1 and 2 are available here and here. For those of you in the throes of classes and possibly starting to contemplate research projects, we hope these posts have given you some ideas. As always, our chat reference buddy name is StoneCenterRef, and Stone Center Librarian Shauna Collier (shauna[dot]collier[at]unc[dot]edu) is happy to take your reference questions.
Happy Friday, y’all, and have a great weekend!