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As the longest-standing interdisciplinary field, African American Studies has laid the foundation for critically analyzing issues of race, ethnicity, and culture within the academy and beyond. This volume assembles the keywords of this field for the first time, exploring not only the history of those categories but their continued relevance in the contemporary moment. Taking up a vast array of issues such as slavery, colonialism, incarceration, sexuality, gender, feminism, war, and popular cultureKeywords for African American Studies showcases the startling breadth that characterizes the field.

Featuring an august group of contributors across the social sciences and the humanities, the keywords assembled within the pages of this volume  exemplify the depth and range of scholarly inquiry into Black life in the United States. Connecting lineages of Black knowledge production to contemporary considerations of race, gender, and sexuality, Keywords for African American Studies provides a model for how the scholarship of the field can meet the challenges of our social world.

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Readers may browse the full list of essays by clicking Essays at the upper left to bring up a menu. Clicking Search at upper right allows you to discover both the print and web essays: search results show the web essays in full and snippets from the print essays, with a page reference.  This function enables readers to discover connections among the complete set of essays in this book.

In addition, the site enables readers to discover connections and contrasts across all the different Keywords volumes. Readers may select which books they want to explore. For example, if you select “all books” and search for “race,” you’ll see how that term is used not only in African American Studies (race) but also in Latina/o studies (race), Asian American studies (race), American Cultural studies (race), media studies (race), and disability studies (race).

COURSES

Instructors may wish to consult the Note on Classroom Use to find suggestions for how to employ this book in the classroom.

THE BOOK

Readers can learn more about the print book, and purchase a copy of it from NYU Press, by clicking on the shopping cart logo at the top of each page.

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