Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view. The opinions expressed in these books do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board of JBHE.

Here are the latest selections.


Black Feelings:
Race and Affect in the Long Sixties

by Lisa M. Corrigan
(University Press of Mississippi)

Distributed Blackness:
African American Cybercultures

by Andre Brock Jr.
(New York University Press)

Le Boogie Woogie:
Inside an After-Hours Club

by Terry Williams
(Columbia University Press)

Racial Stasis:
The Millennial Generation and the Stagnation of Racial Attitudes in American Politics

by Christopher D. DeSante and Candis Watts Smith
(University of Chicago Press)

Radical Black Theatre in the New Deal
by Kate Dossett
(University of North Carolina Press)

Scarlet and Black, Volume Two:
Constructing Race and Gender at Rutgers, 1865-1945

edited by Kendra Boyd et al.
(Rutgers University Press)

Steadfast Democrats:
How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior

by Ismail K. White and Chryl N. Laird
(Princeton University Press)

The Politics of Translating Sound Motifs in African Fiction
by Laurence Jay-Rayon Ibrahim Aibo
(John Benjamins Publishing)

To Live and Defy in LA:
How Gangsta Rap Changed America

by Felicia Angeja Viator
(Harvard University Press)

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