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Description - Transcending the Talented Tenth by Joy James

The role of black public intellectuals is being passionately debated both within and outside academia. Now Transcending the Talented Tenth offers an expansive examination of African-American intellectuals, both historically and in contemporary life. Joy James explores the work and politics of thinkers, activists, and topics from W.E.B. Du Bois to Ida B. Wells, from Ella Baker to women's autobiographies of the civil rights movement, from academic intellectualism to its relationship to Black feminists. Her original, sometimes controversial analysis is one of the fullest explorations of the role of black intellectuals, and will be necessary reading for all those concerned with the past, and the future, of African-American intellectual life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415917636
ISBN-10: 0415917638
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 222
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Feb-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Joy James

Joy James teaches in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She coedited Spirit, Space and Survival (Routledge, 1993) which won the Gustav Myers Human Rights Award; and is author of Resisting State Violence: Radicalism, Gender, and Race (University of Minnesota, 1996).

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