Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race in America, Second Edition (Paperback)

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By George Yancy, Linda Martin Alcoff (Foreword by)
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Following the deaths of Trayvon Martin and other black youths in recent years, students on campuses across America have joined professors and activists in calling for justice and increased awareness that Black Lives Matter. In this second edition of his trenchant and provocative book, George Yancy offers students the theoretical framework they crave for understanding the violence perpetrated against the Black body. Drawing from the lives of Ossie Davis, Frantz Fanon, Malcolm X, and W. E. B. Du Bois, as well as his own experience, and fully updated to account for what has transpired since the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, Yancy provides an invaluable resource for students and teachers of courses in African American Studies, African American History, Philosophy of Race, and anyone else who wishes to examine what it means to be Black in America.

About the Author


George Yancy is professor of philosophy at Emory University, where he specializes in the study of race and ethnicity. His influential books include: Philosophy in Multiple Voices (2007), White on White/Black on Black (2005), Narrative Identities: Psychologists Engaged in Self-Construction (2005, with Susan Hadley), What White Looks Like: African-American Philosophers on the Whiteness Question (2004), The Philosophical i: Personal Reflections on Life in Philosophy (2002), Cornel West: A Critical Reader (2001), and African-American Philosophers, 17 Conversations (1998).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781442258365
ISBN-10: 1442258365
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2016
Pages: 316
Language: English