Chapter 6. Black Studies and Ethnic Studies: The Crucible of Knowledge and Social Action

  1. Lewis R. Gordon and
  2. Jane Anna Gordon
  1. Johnnella E. Butler

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996645.ch6

A Companion to African-American Studies

A Companion to African-American Studies

How to Cite

Butler, J. E. (2006) Black Studies and Ethnic Studies: The Crucible of Knowledge and Social Action, in A Companion to African-American Studies (eds L. R. Gordon and J. A. Gordon), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996645.ch6

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:

  • black studies;
  • ethnic studies;
  • social action;
  • epistemological crucible of knowledge;
  • black studies strategies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Epistemological Crucible of Knowledge and Social Action: Why Black Studies?

  • Expectations

  • Challenges, Approaches, and Strategies that Evolved

  • Double Consciousness and the Black/White Binary

  • Mestiza Consciousness and the Borderlands

  • Du Bois

  • Anzaldúa

  • Du Bois

  • Anzaldúa