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'Stony the Road' to Change

'Stony the Road' to Change
Black Mississippians and the Culture of Social Relations

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  • Date Published: November 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521535984

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  • This intra-group anthropological study examines the impact of history, memory, space, and the concept of belonging on the social structure of a Southern, small-town Black community. Using the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s as the point of departure for a critique of the culture of social relations among Blacks, it also proposes to provide an example of activist, native ethnographic research in a complex society.

    • Contemporary ethnography of Black community in the United States
    • Explores the role of diversity within Black communities and its political impact
    • Questions through example traditional ethnographic epistemological practices and fosters the notion of engaged anthropology
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'The involvement of the black community in a southern town during the height of the civil rights movement of the 1960s may not seem like the classic setting for an ethnography but Thomas-Houston demonstrates that in deft hands anthropological analysis is not constrained by time or place.' William Arens, Stony Brook University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521535984
    • length: 230 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.315kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Cultural History of the Region:
    1. Placing the stones: an historical look at the construction of a region
    2. Getting around the stones: the civil rights movement
    Part II. Social Consciousness, Social Action:
    3. Social consciousness and black public culture
    4. Social action in practice
    Part III. Construction of an Intra-Racial Identity:
    5. The interconnection of place, space, and belonging
    6. It's a white 'thang': ethnic identifiers
    7. Space: the final (AF) front.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • African American Studies 101
    • Ethnic and Minority Groups
  • Author

    Marilyn M. Thomas-Houston, University of Florida
    Marilyn M. Thomas-Houston is currently Interim Director of African American Studies and an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at the University of Florida. She received her PhD. in 1997 from New York University in Cultural Anthropology and a Graduate Certificate in Ethnographic Film during the same year. In addition to an MPhil. and MA in Anthropology from NYU, she also holds an M.A. in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi. She is a member of the American Anthropologist Association, a member of the Executive Board of the Society for Visual Anthropology (holding the office of Treasurer), a member of the Association of Black Anthropologists, and a member of the Society for Cultural Anthropology. Her research interests focus primarily on people of African descent in complex societies, power relations, development, transnational processes, social movements, and identity.

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