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'Stony the Road' to Change : Black Mississippians and the Culture of Social Relations - Marilyn M. Thomas-Houston

'Stony the Road' to Change

Black Mississippians and the Culture of Social Relations

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2004
ISBN: 9780521829090
Number Of Pages: 232

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This book is the result of an ethnographic study on the impact of Black cultural diversity on social action. The ethnography has three important characteristics. First, it incorporates the multiple perspectives of the ethnographer with the diverse voices of the people through an unusual form of reflexivity that provides additional insight for the descriptions, analyses, and conclusions of the book. This epistemological method is used to challenge traditional structures of ethnographies. Secondly, it argues for the consideration of non-traditional approaches to studying the Black experience - a focus away from race relations and issues of class and an emphasis on intragroup interaction and diversity. Thirdly, it investigates the processes, social institutions, and structures within the Black community of a small college town that influence social change and social action since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

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'The involvement of the black community in a southern town during the height of the civil rights movement of the 1960s may not seem like the classic setting for an ethnography but Thomas-Houston demonstrates that in deft hands anthropological analysis is not constrained by time or place.' William Arens, Stony Brook University

The Cultural History of the Region
Placing the stones: an historical look at the construction of a region
Getting around the stones: the civil rights movement
Social Consciousness, Social Action
Social consciousness and black public culture
Social action in practice
Construction of an Intra-Racial Identity
The interconnection of place, space, and belonging
It's a white 'thang': ethnic identifiers
Space: the final (AF) front
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521829090
ISBN-10: 0521829097
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st November 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43