By Erica R. Edwards

About Erica R. Edwards

Erica R. Edwards is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She is an expert in African American literature and culture and the author of Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership(2012).

Welcome, Keywords for African American Studies

We are excited to announce the release of the newest edition of the Keywords series: Keywords for African American Studies. Our efforts, as co-editors, centered on reaching out to specialists across scholarly disciplines who can describe, with authority and clarity, the fundamental meanings and utilities of words that are essential to the discourse and exploration of African American Studies. An inherently interdisciplinary venture, this project employs a language that transcends the disciplinary prose of any one area of study. Historians, sociologists, literary scholars, political scientists, and other enrich this publication. Each essay adds broader understanding of the field of what is alternatively known as Africana Studies or Black Studies.

As the most recent iteration of the NYU Press Keywords series, the book builds upon the tradition of providing a critical source for engaging and understanding a wide range of terms and concepts that circulate in a field of study. …

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