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Author Hohle, Randolph
Title Black Citizenship and Authenticity in the Civil Rights Movement
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (184 pages)
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Series Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity Ser
Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity Ser
Note Cover -- Black Citizenship and Authenticity in the Civil Rights Movement -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Good Black Citizenship and Personal Ethics -- 2 Mobilizing the Black Community: Social Ethics, Social Capital, and the Black Family -- 3 Civic Ethics and Embodied Performances -- 4 Black Authenticity and an Ethics of Autonomy -- 5 The Transformation of SNCC and Local Activism -- Conclusion: Good White Citizenship and the White Response to the Movement -- Notes -- References -- Index
This book explains the emergence of two competing forms of black political representation that transformed the objectives and meanings of local action, created boundaries between national and local struggles for racial equality, and prompted a white response to the civil rights movement that set the stage for the neoliberal turn in US policy. Randolph Hohle questions some of the most basic assumptions about the civil rights movement, including the importance of non-violence, and the movement's legacy on contemporary black politics.  Non-violence was the effect of the movement's emphasis on racially non-threatening good black citizens that, when contrasted to bad white responses of southern whites, severed the relationship between whiteness and good citizenship. Although the civil rights movement secured new legislative gains and influenced all subsequent social movements, pressure to be good black citizens and the subsequent marginalization of black authenticity have internally polarized and paralyzed contemporary black struggles. This book is the first systematic analysis of the civil rights movement that considers the importance of authenticity, the body, and ethics in political struggles. It bridges the gap between the study of race, politics, and social movement studies.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Hohle, Randolph Black Citizenship and Authenticity in the Civil Rights Movement London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415819343
Subject Civil rights movement - United States - History - 20th century
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