Black Sociology

Continuing the Agenda

Authored by: Earl Wright II , Edward V. Wallace

The Ashgate Research Companion to Black Sociology

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781472456762
eBook ISBN: 9781315612775
Adobe ISBN: 9781317044024

10.4324/9781315612775.ch1

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Abstract

The primary objective of this edited volume is to present to the reader some of the most up-to-date research in the substantive area known as “Black sociology.” However, it is anticipated that some may have misconceptions about what Black sociology actually is. While some believe it is simply the ghettoization into a collective all research conducted by all Blacks, others suggest it is simply regular sociology in blackface. Neither of these characterizations is accurate. In addition to these misconstructions, some have questions about what Black sociology is. Some of the questions include “what is Black sociology,” “where did it come from,” “isn’t Black sociology just mainstream (White) sociology in Blackface” and “do we need Black sociology in the twenty-first century?’ In this chapter, we address these topics and questions and briefly outline how the essays in this volume contribute to the Black sociology tradition.

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