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Author Stanfield, John H.

Title Black reflective sociology : epistemology, theory, and methodology / John H. Stanfield, II
Published Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (361 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Epistemological considerations -- The ethnocentric basis of social science -- Epistemological considerations -- Slipping through the front door : relevant social scientific evaluation in the people of color century -- Prophetic social scientists -- Epistemological reconsiderations and new considerations : or what have i been learning since 1993 -- Rethinking and reconceptualizing race and ethnicity -- Theoretical and ideological barriers to the study of race making in mature industrial societies -- Racism in America and in other race-centered nation-states : synchronic considerations -- Ethnic pluralism and civic responsibility in post Cold War America -- The nebulous state of American race relations theories : anomalies, paradigmatic erosion, and decline -- The myth of race and the human sciences -- Building functional and productive multiethnic societies -- Sociological and theological musings about race -- Qualitative methods : epistemological and theory of practice considerations -- Methodological reflections : an introduction to race and ethnicity in research methods -- Life history analysis and racial stratification research -- Archival methods in race relations research -- Ethnic modeling in qualitative research -- Racial and ethnic conflict studies : methodological dilemmas -- Psychoanalytic ethnography and the transformation of racially wounded communities -- The possible restorative justice functions of qualitative research
Summary John H. Stanfield II, the leading contemporary Black sociologist of knowledge, distills decades of his research and thinking in a set of articles-some original to the volume, others from fugitive sources-that address race in the formation of epistemologies, theories, and methodologies in social science. Stanfield's contributions to the discipline, such as the adoption of restorative justice as an anti-racism solution in multiracial societies and the development of African diasporic sociological reasoning, are highlighted here. Ranging widely across theoretical, methodological, and substantive
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Subject African Americans -- Research
African Americans -- Social conditions.
Ethnocentrism -- United States -- History
African Americans -- Research.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
Ethnocentrism.
Race relations -- Research.
United States -- Race relations -- Research
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1598746693
9781598746693