Harold Cruse's the Crisis of the Negro Intellectual : Reconsidered

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Harold Cruse's the Crisis of the Negro Intellectual : Reconsidered

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 322 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415915755
  • DDC分類 305.896073

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Thirty-five years after its initial publication, Harold Cruse's "The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual," remains a foundational work in Afro-American Studies and American Cultural Studies. Published during a highly contentious moment in Afro-American political life, "The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual" was one of the very few texts that treated Afro-American intellectuals as intellectually significant. The essays contained in Harold Cruse's "The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual Reconsidered" are collectively a testimony to the continuing significance of this polemical call to arms for black intellectuals. Each scholar featured in this book has chosen to discuss specific arguments made by Cruse. While some have utilized Cruse's arguments to launch broader discussions of various issues pertaining to Afro-American intellectuals, and others have contributed discussions on intellectual issues completely ignored by Cruse, all hope to pay homage to a thinker worthy of continual reconsideration.

Table of Contents

        List of Contributors                       xi
Introduction 1 (16)
Jerry G. Watts
PART 1. An Overview of the Cruse Project
More Than Just a Politician
Notes on the Life and Times of Harold 17 (24)
Cruse
Van Gosse
Anatomy of Black Intellectuals and
Nationalism
Harold Cruse Revisited 41 (32)
Martin Kilson
Negro Exceptionalism
The Antinomies of Harold Cruse 73 (22)
Nikhil Pal Singh
PART 2. Cruse as Cultural Critic
Harold Cruse's Worst Nightmare
Rethinking Porgy and Bess 95 (14)
Jeffrey Melnick
The African-American Musician as 109(14)
Intellectual
James C. Hall
PART 3. Blacks, Jews, and Communists
Harold Cruse on Blacks and Jews 123(34)
Cheryl Greenberg
Narrating Nationalisms
Black Marxism and Jewish Communists 139(18)
through the Eyes of Harold Cruse
Alan Wald
The Crisis of Blacks and Communism 157(12)
Earl Ofari Hutchinson
PART 4. Cruse as Cold Warrior
The Cold War Seduction of Harold Cruse 169(34)
Penny M. Von Eschen
The Crisis of Historical Memory
Harold Cruse, Julian Mayfield and African 183(20)
American Expatriates in Nkrumah's Ghana,
1957--1966
Kevin Gaines
PART 5. The Problematic Status of Female
Intellectuals
Religious Intellectuals, Social Change, and 203(20)
Women's Bodies
Traci C. West
Where Are the Black Female Intellectuals? 223(6)
Beverly Guy-Sheftall
PART 6. Cruse and Black Nationalism
Harold Cruse and Afrocentric Theory 229(50)
Molefi Kete Asante
Rethinking the Crisis of the Negro
Intellectual
Harold Cruse, Black Nationalism, and the 241(22)
Black Power Movement
Peniel E. Joseph
PART 7. Cruse as Political Thinker
Home to Harlem
Black American Identity and Cruse's Quest 263(16)
for Community
Fred Montas
Cruse's Dismissal of African American 279(34)
Liberalism
Jerry G. Watts
Conclusion
Thirteen Theses Nailed to the Door of 301(12)
Cruse
Jerry G. Watts
Index 313