8 Books Published by Temple University Press on Our Site — Book Cover Mosaic

Click for more detail about The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood by Tommy J. Curry The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood

by Tommy J. Curry
Temple University Press (Jul 01, 2017)
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Tommy J. Curry’s provocative book The Man-Not is a justification for Black Male Studies. He posits that we should conceptualize the Black male as a victim, oppressed by his sex. The Man-Not, therefore,is a corrective of sorts, offering a concept of Black males that could challenge the existing accounts of Black men and boys desiring the power of white men who oppress them that has been proliferated throughout academic research across disciplines.Curry argues that Black men struggle with death and suicide, as well as abuse and rape, and their genred existence deserves study and theorization. This book offers intellectual, historical, sociological, and psychological evidence that the analysis of patriarchy offered by mainstream feminism (including Black feminism) does not yet fully understand the role that homoeroticism, sexual violence, and vulnerability play in the deaths and lives of Black males. Curry challenges how we think of and perceive the conditions that actually affect all Black males.


Click for more detail about Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery by Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery

by Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer
Temple University Press (Dec 05, 2012)
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What freedom looked like for black Americans in the Civil War era


Click for more detail about The End of Empires: African Americans and India by Gerald Horne The End of Empires: African Americans and India

by Gerald Horne
Temple University Press (Sep 28, 2009)
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Martin Luther King Jr.’s adaptation of Gandhi’s doctrine of non-violent resistance is the most visible example of the rich history of ties between African Americans and India. In "The End of Empires", Gerald Horne provides an unprecedented history of the relationship between African Americans and Indians in the period leading up to Indian independence in 1947. Recognizing their common history of exploitation, Horne writes, African Americans and Indians interacted frequently and eventually created alliances, which were advocated by W.E.B. Du Bois, among other leaders. Horne tells the fascinating story of these exchanges, including the South Asian influence on the Nation of Islam and the close friendship between Paul Robeson and India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Based on extensive archival research in India, the United States and the United Kingdom, "The End of Empires" breaks new ground in the effort to put African American history into a global context.


Click for more detail about Silent Gesture: The Autobiography of Tommie Smith (Sporting) by Tommie Smith, Delois Smith, and David Steele Silent Gesture: The Autobiography of Tommie Smith (Sporting)

by Tommie Smith, Delois Smith, and David Steele
Temple University Press (May 28, 2008)
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At the 1968 Olympics, Tommie Smith and his teammate John Carlos came in first and third in the 200-metre sprint. In this text, Smith explains why, as they received their medals, both men raised a black-gloved fist, creating an image that has symbolized the conflicts of race, politics, and sports.


Click for more detail about Cold War in a Hot Zone: The United States Confronts Labor and Independence Struggles in the British West Indies by Gerald Horne Cold War in a Hot Zone: The United States Confronts Labor and Independence Struggles in the British West Indies

by Gerald Horne
Temple University Press (Jun 28, 2007)
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Focused on the region as a whole and drawing from archives in Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, Guyana, St. Kitts, Antigua, the U.S. and U.K., this book details the region’s impact on the U.S. (particularly† on Jim Crow), as it charts the British Empire’s retreat in the face of a challenge from Washington.


Click for more detail about Tortilleras: Hispanic and U.S. Latina Lesbian Expression by Ali Mazrui Tortilleras: Hispanic and U.S. Latina Lesbian Expression

by Ali Mazrui
Temple University Press (Feb 01, 2003)
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The first anthology to focus exclusively on queer readings of Spanish, Latin American, and US Latina lesbian literature and culture, Tortilleras interrogates issues of gender, national identity, race, ethnicity and class to show the impossibility of projecting a singular Hispanic or Latina Lesbian. Examining carefully the works of a range of lesbian writers and performance artists, including Carmelita Tropicana and Christina Peri Rossi, among others, the contributors create a picture of the complicated and multi-textured contributions of Latina and Hispanic lesbians to literature and culture. More than simply describing this sphere of creativity, the contributors also recover from history the long, veiled existence of this world, exposing its roots, its impact on lesbian culture, and, making the power of lesbian performance and literature visible.


Click for more detail about The Afrocentric Idea, Revised and Expanded Edition by Molefi Kete Asante The Afrocentric Idea, Revised and Expanded Edition

by Molefi Kete Asante
Temple University Press (Jan 07, 1998)
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This new edition of "The Afrocentric Idea" boldly confronts the contemporary challenges that have been launched against Molefi Kete Asante’s philosophical, social, and cultural theory. By rendering a critique of some postmodern positions as well as the old structured Eurocentric orientations discussed in the first edition, this new edition contains lively engagements with views expressed by Mary Lefkowitz, Paul Gilroy, and Cornel West. Expanding on his core ideas, Asante has cast "The Afrocentric Idea" in the tradition of provocative critiques of the established social order. This is a fresh and dynamic location of culture within the context of social change. Molefi Kete Asante is Professor and chair of African-American Studies at Temple University, and author of several books, including "African Intellectual Heritage" (with Abu S. Abarry, Temple) and "The Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans".


Click for more detail about African Intellectual Heritage (African American Studies) by Molefi Kete Asante African Intellectual Heritage (African American Studies)

by Molefi Kete Asante
Temple University Press (Jun 25, 1996)
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Organized by major themes such as creation stories, and resistance to oppression this collection gather works of imagination, politics and history, religion, and culture from many societies and across recorded time. Asante and Abarry marshal together ancient, anonymous writers whose texts were originally written on stone and papyri and the well-known public figures of more recent times whose spoken and written words have shaped the intellectual history of the diaspora. Within this remarkably wide-ranging volume are such sources as prayers and praise songs from ancient Kemet and Ethiopia along with African American spirituals; political commentary from C.L.R. James, Malcolm X, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Joseph Nyerere; stirring calls for social justice from David Walker, Abdias Nacimento, Franzo Fanon, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Featuring newly translated texts and documents published for the first time, the volume also includes an African chronology, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography. With this landmark book, Asante and Abarry offer a major contribution to the ongoing debates on defining the African canon. Author note: Molefi Kete Asante is Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Temple University and author of several books, including "The Afrocentric Idea" (Temple) and "The Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans". Abu S. Abarry is Assistant Chair of African American Studies at Temple University.




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