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The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism
The second volume in a ground-breaking trilogy on Afro-American literature, The Signifying Monkey explores the relationships between the African and Afro-American vernacular traditions and blackExpand
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The "Blackness of Blackness": A Critique of the Sign and the Signifying Monkey
I need not trace here the history of the concept of signification. Since Ferdinand de Saussure, at least, signification has become a crucial aspect of contemporary theory. It is curious to me thatExpand
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Loose Canons: Notes on the Culture Wars
In Loose Canons, one of America's leading literary and cultural critics, Henry Louise Gates, Jr., offers a broad, illuminating look at the highly contentious issue, of multiculturalism. Gates agreesExpand
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Educating America: How Ralph W. Tyler Taught America to Teach
Acknowledgments Foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Introduction: All Schooling Is Local The Making of an Educator Democratizing High Schools and College Admissions Appraising the Nation's Schools TheExpand
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Africana : The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience
A landmark in reference publishing, Africana is an incomparable one-volume encyclopedia of the black world - a vital resource for families, students, and educators everywhere.. Inspired by the dreamExpand
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Figures in Black: Words, Signs, and the "Racial" Self
"The originality, brilliance, and scope of the work is remarkable.... Gates will instruct, delight, and stimulate a broad range of readers, both those who are already well versed in Afro-AmericanExpand
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Black in Latin America
1 Brazil: "May Exu Give Me the Power of Speech"2 Mexico: "h e Black Grandma in the Closet"3 Peru: "h e Blood of the Incas, the Blood of the Mandingas"4 h e Dominican Republic: "Black behind theExpand
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The souls of Black folk : authoritative text, contexts, criticism
When it was published "The Souls of Black Folk" revolutionized thinking about the experience of African Americans in the United States. It probes fundamental issues of race and justice, and documentsExpand
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Ancient DNA reveals a multistep spread of the first herders into sub-Saharan Africa
East African genetics and pastoralism The origin and spread of domestic animals across the globe also affected the underlying genetic composition of human populations. In Africa, however, it has beenExpand
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