Party/Politics: Horizons in Black Political Thought

Hardcover | November 14, 2006

byMichael Hanchard

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In this fascinating treatment of "party" life, Michael Hanchard traces the many different forms of communal expression that underlie black parties. Party/Politics reveals new dimensions to the way we think about the cultural and political sphere, both nationally and transnationally. The authordraws broadly on examples from popular culture, literature, social movements, and daily life to explore an array of themes ranging from black ideologies, the demise of Black power and Third Worldism as emancipatory projects for liberation, to more contemporary issues and debates on multiculturalismand transnational forms of identity. Capturing what is often overlooked due to an emphasis on nations, on surveys, and on formal institutions, Hanchard offers an expansive, integrated framework for the study of not only black politics but of political and social theory the world over.

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In this fascinating treatment of "party" life, Michael Hanchard traces the many different forms of communal expression that underlie black parties. Party/Politics reveals new dimensions to the way we think about the cultural and political sphere, both nationally and transnationally. The authordraws broadly on examples from popular cult...

Michael Hanchard is Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Orpheus and Power: The Movimento Negro of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1945-1988 and Racial Politics in Contemporary Brazil.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 1.1 inPublished:November 14, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195176243

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionSection I: Politics and Form2. A Theory of Quotidian Politics3. Ideology and Political Culture in Black4. Between Confrontation and Acquiescence: An Ethics of AversionSection II: Politics in Fact and Fiction5. Cultural Politics and Black Public Intellectuals6. Kohlhaas/Coalhouse: Race, Foreigners and the State of ExceptionSection III: Hemispheric Perspectives/Black Internationalism7. Garnets Dictum, the Color Line and Mixed Race: Notes on Hybridity and Miscegenation8. Conclusion: Which Community?NotesBibliographyIndex

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"This book describes the often indistinct line that separates culture from politics by focusing on black political and cultural life in the U.S. and around the globe."--Contemporary Sociology