Black Studies and the Democratization of American Higher Education

Black Studies and the Democratization of American Higher Education

by Charles P. Henry

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319817217
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/04/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

1. Non-Negotiable Demands: A Microstory

2. Black Intellectuals and Black Studies: A Macrostory

3. Institutionalizing Black Studies at the University of California

4. The National Council for Black Studies

5. The Black Scholar: Drum of the Black Studies Movement

6. Democratizing the Disciplines

7. Democratizing the National Identity

8. Post Modernism, Multiculturalism and the Future of Black Studies

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