Party/Politics : Horizons in Black Political Thought
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 author draws 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 multiculturalism and 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.
- Hardback | 352 pages
- 162.6 x 236.2 x 30.5mm | 612.36g
- 28 Sep 2006
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- 4 line illus.
Hanchard offers a provocative and insightful mediation on the necessarily blurry and dynamic boundary between 'culture' and 'politics' in black life, not only in the U.S., but the whole of the African diaspora. A valuable corrective to the tendency of social scientists to conceive and study the political in narrowly truncated form. * Doug McAdam, author of Freedom Summer *
About Michael Hanchard
Michael Hanchard is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Diasporic Studies at Northwestern 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.
Table of contents
SECTION I: POLITICS AND FORM; SECTION II: POLITICS IN FACT AND FICTION; SECTION III: HEMISPHERIC PERSPECTIVES/BLACK INTERNATIONALISM