For, By And About: Notes On A Sociology Of Black Liberation

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The New Black Sociologists: Historical And Contemporary Perspectives


This chapter discusses on the topic the twentieth-century work of black sociologists, highlight some contemporary thought on liberation sociology and the work of current sociologists from whom he might draw inspiration. Most sociologists author has encountered suggest by their own biography that from their earliest memories they has always been asking questions of the social world – the why and how questions that now animate their work and move the discipline forward had at one time been a curiosity, an endless fascination and a nuisance to adults. In laying out an argument for black sociology, Robert Staples illuminated the ways in which sociology as a discipline had operated from the perspective of the oppressor and in its form and content legitimized the prevailing social order, one he argued was inimical to black people. Importantly, what black scholars have called for and contributed to the field thus far has been a fuller accounting of black social and political life.

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M. A. Hunter

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