Chapter 1. On My First Acquaintance with Black Studies: A Yale Story

  1. Lewis R. Gordon and
  2. Jane Anna Gordon
  1. Houston A. Baker Jr.

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996645.ch1

A Companion to African-American Studies

A Companion to African-American Studies

How to Cite

Baker, H. A. (2006) On My First Acquaintance with Black Studies: A Yale Story, in A Companion to African-American Studies (eds L. R. Gordon and J. A. Gordon), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996645.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631235163

Online ISBN: 9780470996645

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Keywords:

  • African-American studies;
  • urban blackness;
  • urban geographies;
  • black networking;
  • black-white relationships

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Looking for Peyton Place, Finding Urban Blackness

  • Of the Character of the “1,000 Male Leaders” We Encountered at Yale

  • What “Model” of Black Studies Makes an Urban Difference?

  • Maynard Mack, Black Networking, and the Virtues of Consultation

  • On the White Requirements of Black “Craziness” vis-à-vis Black Studies

  • Aftermath and Forecast for Millennium