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W.E.B.DuBois on Sociology and the Black Community : Heritage of Sociology Series - W. E. B. DuBois

W.E.B.DuBois on Sociology and the Black Community

Heritage of Sociology Series

Paperback Published: 1st January 1978
ISBN: 9780226167602
Number Of Pages: 328

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Historian, journalist, educator, and civil rights advocate W. E. B. Du Bois was perhaps most accomplished as a sociologist of race relations and of the black community in the United States. This volume collects his most important sociological writings from 1898 to 1910. The eighteen selections include five on Du Bois's conception of sociology and sociological research, especially as a tool in the struggle for racial justice; excerpts from studies of black communities in the South and the North, including "The Philadelphia Negro;" writings on black culture and social life, with a selection from "The Negro American Family;" and later works on race relations in the United States and elsewhere after World War II. This section includes a powerful fiftieth-anniversary reassessment of his classic 1901 article in the "Atlantic" in which he predicted that "the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line."
The editors provide an annotated bibliography, a lengthy overview of Du Bois's life and work, and detailed introductions to the selections.
"The most significant contribution of this book is its inclusive look at Du Bois as both academic and activist. . . . Individuals interested in the study of social issues and political sociology would benefit from reading and discussing this book."--Paul Kriese, "Sociology: Reviews of New Books
"Green and Driver, informing this volume with a 48-page essay that summarizes Du Bois' career and places him in the context of the profession, have intelligently organized his writings. . . . A welcome contribution that should have wide use."--Elliott Rudwick, "Contemporary Sociology

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
The Tasks of Sociologyp. 49
The Atlanta Conferencesp. 53
The Laboratory in Sociology at Atlanta Universityp. 61
The Twelfth Census and the Negro Problemsp. 65
The Study of the Negro Problemsp. 70
The Negro Race in the United States of Americap. 85
Community Studiesp. 113
The Philadelphia Negrop. 115
The Black North in 1901: New Yorkp. 140
The Negroes of Dougherty County, Georgiap. 154
The Negroes of Farmville, Virginiap. 165
Black Culture and Creativityp. 197
The Negro American Familyp. 199
The Religion of the American Negrop. 214
The Problem of Amusementp. 226
The Conservation of Racesp. 238
Changing Patterns of Racial Relationsp. 251
The Relations of the Negroes to the Whites in the Southp. 253
The Social Evolution of the Black Southp. 271
The Problem of the Twentieth Century Is the Problem of the Color Linep. 281
Prospect of a World without Race Conflictp. 290
Notesp. 303
Selected Bibliography of W. E. B. Du Boisp. 311
Indexp. 317
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ISBN: 9780226167602
ISBN-10: 0226167607
Series: Heritage of Sociology Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st January 1978
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition