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Book review: the impact of racism on African Americanfamilies: literature as social science by Paul C. Rosenblatt

Bradbury, Janine (2014) Book review: the impact of racism on African Americanfamilies: literature as social science by Paul C. Rosenblatt. LSE Review of Books (18 Apr 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In focusing on what literature can tell us about various aspects of African American life, including housing, earnings, assets, unemployment, household violence, teen pregnancy and encounters with the criminal justice system, Paul C. Rosenblatt hopes to fill a gap in the existing literature. Engaging with novels written by African American authors, this book seeks to explore their rich depictions of African American family life, showing how these can contribute to our sociological knowledge and making the case for the novel as an object and source of social research. Janine Bradbury feels that Rosenblatt fails to open a true dialogue between disciplines in the ways that the likes of Kimberlé Crenshaw, Patricia Hill Collins and bell hooks have so expertly achieved.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2014 09:16
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2014 09:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57437

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