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Frazier, E. Franklin 1894-1962

Works: 115 works in 608 publications in 5 languages and 21,399 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Biographical films  Historical films  Internet videos  Conference papers and proceedings  Educational films  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Black bourgeoisie by E. Franklin Frazier( Book )

117 editions published between 1955 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 2,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the behavior, values, and attitudes of middle class American Blacks
The Negro family in the United States by E. Franklin Frazier( Book )

93 editions published between 1939 and 2001 in English and held by 2,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Negro Family in the United States, was hailed as a highly important contribution to the intimate history of the people of the United States. It was the first comprehensive study of the family life of African Americans, beginning with colonial-era slavery, extending through the years of slavery and emancipation, to the impact of Jim Crow and migrations to both southern and northern cities in the twentieth century. Frazier discussed all the themes that have concerned subsequent students of the African American family, including matriarchy and patriarchy, the impact of slavery on family solidarity and personal identity, the impact of long-term poverty and lack of access to education, migration and rootlessness, and the relationship between family and community. Frazier insisted that the characteristics of the family were shaped not by race, but by social conditions
The Negro church in America by E. Franklin Frazier( Book )

54 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and held by 2,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A brief but brillant anaysis of the historical origin and the present situation of a crucially important institution of the American Negro people."--Gunnar Myrdal [cover]
The Negro in the United States by E. Franklin Frazier( Book )

70 editions published between 1948 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 2,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race and culture contacts in the modern world by E. Franklin Frazier( Book )

37 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negro youth at the crossways, their personality development in the Middle States by E. Franklin Frazier( Book )

27 editions published between 1940 and 1971 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiences of Negro boys and girls living in Washington D.C. and Louisville, Kentucky
On race relations : selected writings by E. Franklin Frazier( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The free Negro family by E. Franklin Frazier( Book )

22 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Negro family in Chicago by E. Franklin Frazier( Book )

10 editions published between 1931 and 2005 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herskovits at the heart of blackness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner, 2009 John O'Connor Film Award of the American Historical Association. Winner, Best Documentary, Hollywood Black Film Festival. Is there a politics of knowledge? Who controls what knowledge is produced and how it will be used? Is there "objective" scholarship and, if so, how does it become politicized? These questions are examined through this groundbreaking film on the life and career of Melville J. Herskovits (1895-1963), the pioneering American anthropologist of African Studies and one of the most controversial intellectuals of the 20th century. How did this son of Jewish immigrants come to play such a decisive role in the shaping of modern African American and African identities? Herskovits emerges as an iconic figure in on-going debates in the social sciences over the ethics of representation and the right of a people to represent themselves. This quick-paced, carefully researched documentary traces Herskovits' development as a scholar to the shared African American and Jewish experiences of exile, exclusion and political oppression. Faced with resurgent racism and persistent discrimination in the early 20th century, black and Jewish intellectuals grappled with a common question: could they retain their distinct ethnic identities and still participate as equals in American life? Prominent scholars like Princeton philosopher, K. Anthony Appiah, and Columbia University historian, Mae Ngai, explore this paradox not only in historical and contemporary terms, but through their own experiences as people of color. Lee D. Baker, a cultural anthropologist at Duke University, locates Herskovits at the heart of a transformation in anthropology which continues to this day. 19th Century anthropology grew out of European colonialism and too often provided a pseudo-scientific justification for its subjugation of non-Western people. Physical anthropologists drew specious correlations between anatomical features and supposed behavioral traits of the various "races." By the time Herskovits arrived at Columbia University, the Jewish anthropologist, Franz Boas, was revolutionizing the discipline. Boaz used impeccable research to demonstrate that different didn't mean inferior. Herskovits became a vigorous advocate for "cultural relativism," the idea that cultures should be understood from the inside, on their own terms, not the anthropologist's. This provided strong academic backing for the anti-colonial and anti-racist movements of the day and laid the groundwork for today's critical cultural theory. In the late 1920's, Herskovits turned his attention to Africa at a time when other white scholars insisted there was nothing to learn there. During field work in Benin, Surinam and Trinidad, he shot thousands of feet of film (some shown in this documentary) revealing undeniable similarities between African and New World planting techniques, dance, music, even everyday gestures. Harvard historian and co-producer, Vincent Brown, explains how this proof of cultural retention across the African Diaspora refuted the common wisdom that all ties to Africa had been lost in the traumatic rupture of the Middle Passage. Johnnetta Cole, President Emerita of Spelman and Bennett Colleges, current Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art and an early student of Herskovits, recalls how empowered she felt by Herskovits' "discoveries," even though black scholars had been writing about these same ideas for decades. But a number of African American intellectuals like sociologist E. Franklin Frazier openly attacked Herskovits' contentions. They worried if black Americans were seen as distinctively "different" it could provide a further rationale for the segregationist policies they were fighting. For example, if, black, female-headed households were a continuation of African matriarchal tradition, as Herskovits contended, not the result of persistent discrimination and poverty, the struggle for progressive social reforms might be undermined. North Carolina Central University historian, Jerry Gershenhorn, author of Melville J. Herskovits and the Racial Politics of Knowledge, explains that Herskovits, despite his left-wing sympathies, insisted scholarship should be "objective" and apolitical. He even secretly sabotaged W.E.B. DuBois' life-long project, the Encyclopedia Africana, on the grounds that it would be propagandistic. The film reveals, however, that American anthropology was often entangled with political power. During the Cold War, wealthy foundations and government agencies funded the development of "area studies" to support "anti-insurgency" and neo-colonial "nation-building" strategies in the Third World. In 1948, Herskovits established the African Studies Center at Northwestern, the first at an American university. And he became openly political, campaigning to head the State Department's Bureau of African Affairs. But he was denied a security clearance on the grounds of membership in 17 "communist front organizations" as defined by the House Un-American Activities Committee. By the end of his life, Herskovits' own research had become a tool for social movements he could not have anticipated-and might not have welcomed. His daughter, historian Jean Herskovits Corry, recalls how his seminal work, The Myth of the Negro Past, was embraced by the Black Panther Party and Black Nationalist students of the '60s. Ironically, Herskovits may not have understood the scope of his own influence. When he asked the great Martinican poet and philosopher, Aimeé Césaire, the meaning of negritude, the world-wide political-literary movement known as the "Great Black" Césaire replied: "You yourself are one of the fathers of negritude. Read The Myth of The Negro Past!" The film raises unsettling questions, asking who has the authority to define a culture, especially if people from that culture are denied the opportunity to engage in the scholarly discourse of defining themselves. Vincent Brown provocatively sums up Herskovits as "the Elvis of anthropology," a man who appropriated African culture, but simultaneously mainstreamed its study into the American academe and popular consciousness. Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness will challenge students to think of "knowledge" as a socio-political construct, shaped by the implicit values and underlying power dynamics of the society in which it is produced. It calls on each viewer to ask "Who controls my cultural identity?" As a result, the film promises to become a core text in Introductory Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Sociology of Knowledge, African Studies, African American Studies, and Race Relations classes
Inequality of opportunity in higher education; a study of minority group and related barriers to college admission by David Sandler Berkowitz( Book )

2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic future of the Caribbean by Howard University( Book )

10 editions published between 1944 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The integration of the Negro into American society; papers contributed to the Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Division of the Social Sciences, May 3 and 4, 1951 by Howard University( Book )

2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E. Franklin Frazier on race relations : selected writings by E. Franklin Frazier( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report. by Conference of Negro Land-Grant Colleges for Coordinating a Program of Cooperative Social Studies( Book )

2 editions published between 1946 and 1949 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memorandum submitted to Dr. Guy B. Johnson : embodying stories of experiences with whites particularly in the South by E. Franklin Frazier( Book )

4 editions published between 1940 and 1945 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreation and amusement among American Negroes : a research memorandum by E. Franklin Frazier( Book )

4 editions published between 1940 and 1945 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race tensions : a radio discussion by E. Franklin Frazier( Book )

2 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E. Franklin Frazier and his critics : the role of religion in the sociological analysis of race relations in the United States by James Young( )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Negro church in America
Alternative Names
E. Franklin Frazier Amerikaans socioloog (1894-1962)

E. Franklin Frazier sociólogo estadounidense

E. Franklin Frazier US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Edward Franklin Frazier sociologue américain

Franklin Frazier, Edward 1894-1962

Frazier, E. Franklin.

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Frazier, E. Franklin 1894-1963

Frazier, E. Franklin (Edward Franklin), 1894-1962

Frazier, Edward F.

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Frazier Franklin 1894-1962

Frazier, Franklin E. 1894-1962

Frėžer, Ė. Franklin 1894-1962

Frėzher, Ė. Franklin

Frėzher, Ė. Franklin 1894-1962

Фрейзер, Франклин

Фрэжер, Э. Франклин 1894-1962

Эдвард Фрейзиер Франклин

ئی. فرانکلین فریزیر نویسنده آمریکایی

フレイジァ, E. F

English (486)

French (16)

Russian (4)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

The Negro church in AmericaThe economic future of the CaribbeanConfronting the veil : Abram Harris, Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community