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What Fanon Said

What Fanon Said
Lewis R. Gordon, Foreword by Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun, Afterword by Drucilla Cornell
Antiblack racism avows reason is white while emotion, and thus supposedly unreason, is black. Challenging academic adherence to this notion, Lewis R. Gordon offers a portrait of Martinican-turned-Algerian revolutionary psychiatrist and philosopher Frantz Fanon as an exemplar of “living thought” against forms of reason marked by colonialism and racism.

Gay Fathers, Their Children, and the Making of Kinship

Gay Fathers, Their Children, and the Making of Kinship
Aaron Goodfellow
An important contribution to the anthropology of gay kinship, ten years in the making.

Literacy Work in the Reign of Human Capital

Literacy Work in the Reign of Human Capital
Evan Watkins
Analyzes the role of literacy work as a significant contributor to the formation of human capital in the workplace and in everyday practices .

The Ville

The Ville
Greg Donaldson, With a new epilogue by the Author, Foreword by Mark D. Naison
The Ville follows a year in the life of one rookie cop and one ambitious teenage boy in Brownsville, Brooklyn, called the toughest square mile in America. It takes place during the crack epidemic of the early 1990's.

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Daddy Issues
Aaron Goodfellow explores how gay fathers cultivate intimacy with their adoptive children.

"Just in time for Father’s Day, author and anthropologist Aaron Goodfellow dives into the issue with Gay Fathers, Their Children, and the Making of Kinship. The work behind his sociological paperback from Fordham University Press began all the way back in 1995 while he was brainstorming for his masters dissertation. 'I was spending a lot of time in Central Park because I had a big dog, and I met two men who had just adopted a child,' Goodfellow remembers. 'I thought, ‘Wow, this is fantastic.’' Add to the mix the late-in-life realization that his own deceased father had been gay, and the study slowly developed into something “intensely personal and autobiographical.”"

-Benjamin Lindsay

 




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