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West, Cornel

Works: 453 works in 1,187 publications in 5 languages and 63,403 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Biographies  Speeches  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Sermons  Lectures  Excerpts  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Speaker, Commentator, Performer, Author of introduction, wpr, Narrator, Other, win, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: E185.86, 305.896073
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Race matters by Cornel West( Book )

60 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 5,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the increasing climate of racial hatred and violence in America, discussions of race seem to be mired in traditional liberal and conservative rhetoric. Finally Cornel West provides a transformative voice willing to go to the heart of the issues and help begin the healing of our nation. Race Matters addresses some of today's most urgent issues for black Americans - from discrimination to despair, from leadership to the legacy of Malcolm X. West has the courage to break taboos of silence in the black community, while always acknowledging the realities of race in America. West, the grandson of a Baptist minister, has fused the love ethic of the African-American religious tradition with the political insights of the Black Panthers. From his fresh perspective on race in America, West is able to untangle even the issues that have been too painful or controversial for others: the new black conservatism, black-Jewish relations, and myths about black sexuality. Philosopher, theologian, and activist, West was described by the New York Times as "a cosmopolitan public intellectual among academic specialists ... [West] makes the life of the mind exciting." Scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., called West "our Black Jeremiah," and Harvard Divinity School's Dean Ronald F. Thiemann said West is "the only person on the intellectual scene capable of inheriting the mantle of Reinhold Niebuhr." Racial hierarchy, Cornel West warns, dooms us as a nation to collective paranoia and hysteria - the unmaking of any democratic order. With love and insight, West's Race Matters will help guide Americans toward a genuine multiracial democracy
The American evasion of philosophy : a genealogy of pragmatism by Cornel West( )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking Emerson as his starting point, Cornel West's basic task in this ambitious enterprise is to chart the emergence, development, decline, and recent resurgence of American pragmatism. John Dewey is the central figure in West's pantheon of pragmatists, but he treats as well such varied mid-century representatives of the tradition as Sidney Hook, C. Wright Mills, W. E. B. Du Bois, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Lionel Trilling. West's "genealogy" is, ultimately, a very personal work, for it is imbued throughout with the author's conviction that a thorough reexamination of American pragmatism may help inspire and instruct contemporary efforts to remake and reform American society and culture."
The African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our country by Henry Louis Gates( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles one hundred influential African Americans who helped shape the history of the twentieth century, including revered figures in the fields of music, literature, sports, science, politics, and the civil rights movement
The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness by Michelle Alexander( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2020 in English and held by 2,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law professor Alexander argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race. As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status - much like their grandparents before them. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community - and all of us - to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America
Making it on broken promises : leading African American male scholars confront the culture of higher education by Lee Jones( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixteen of America's leading scholars offer an uncompromising critique of the academy from their perspective as African American men." "They challenge dominant majority assumptions about the culture of higher education, most particularly its claims of openness to diversity and divergent traditions." "What is remarkable about the chapters that make up this book - despite the authors' different paths to success, their disparate fields of study, and their distinct voices - is their almost unanimous message that higher education is inimical to African Americans."--Jacket
Democracy matters : winning the fight against imperialism by Cornel West( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the threats to democracy that exist both in the United States and in the Middle East, discussing the corruption that plagues our own democracy, the failure to foster peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and other crises
The future of the race by Henry Louis Gates( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a groundbreaking collaboration, and taking the great W.E.B. DuBois as their model, two of America's foremost African-American intellectuals address the dreams, fears, aspirations, and responsibilities of the black community--especially the black elite--on the eve of the 21st century
Struggles in the promised land : towards a history of Black-Jewish relations in the United States by Jack Salzman( )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews in the Middle Ages, to an accurate assessment of Jewish involvement in the slave trade; to the confluence of Black migration from the South and Jewish immigration from Europe into Northern cities between 1880 and 1935; to the meaningful alliance forged during the Civil Rights movement and the conflicts over Black Power and the struggle in the Middle East that effectively ended that alliance. The essays also provide reasoned discussion of such volatile issues as
Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 2,200 entries that provide information about African-American history, arranged alphabetically, and featuring a large number of biographies, as well as information about places, events, historical eras, legal cases, cultural achievements, professions, and sports
Keeping faith : philosophy and race in America by Cornel West( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Keeping Faith, Cornel West - author of the bestselling Race Matters - puts forward his ideas about race and about philosophy. West's powerful voice ranges widely across issues of race and culture, the role of the black intellectual, politics and philosophy in America, art and architecture, questions of legal theory, and the future of liberal thought. In a time of decay and discouragement in the black community and among progressive forces at large, Keeping Faith offers new strategies to galvanize and propel a new generation of African Americans. Yet, West argues, racial subordination must be understood within the larger crises of our society. Maintaining the uniqueness of black identity and resistance, he provocatively suggests alliances with other intellectual and community-based forms of American radicalism
Breaking bread : insurgent Black intellectual life by bell hooks( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hooks and West share roots in the black church, and have a commitment to the life of the mind and feminism. This book takes the form of a dialog that explores diverse aspects of modern African American culture: the spiritual crisis in the black community; conservatism among the black middle class; the new black nationalism; depictions of African Americans in popular culture; and uses of black icons by modern political leaders. Of particular interest are their discussions of gender and politics; and their hope that their own intellectual engagement can serve as a model for new kinds of relationships between black men and women. ISBN 0-89608-415-9: $25.00
The radical King by Martin Luther King( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became perhaps the most recognizable leader of the civil rights movement. But after more than forty years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was. Arranged thematically in four parts, The Radical King includes twenty-three selections, curated and introduced by Dr. Cornel West, that illustrate King's revolutionary vision, underscoring his identification with the poor, his unapologetic opposition to the Vietnam War, and his crusade against global imperialism. As West writes, "Although much of America did not know the radical King--and too few know today--the FBI and US government did. They called him 'the most dangerous man in America.' This book unearths a radical King that we can no longer sanitize."
Restoring hope : conversations on the future of Black America by Cornel West( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the most prominent public intellectual of our time, Cornel West asks nine of America's most influential artists, scholars, and public figures about the sources of hope among African Americans today: "How can we be realistic about what this nation is about and still sustain hope, acknowledging that we're up against so much?"
Freedom is a constant struggle : Ferguson, Palestine, and the foundations of a movement by Angela Y Davis( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world. Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today's struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles, from the Black Freedom Movement to the South African anti-Apartheid movement. She highlights connections and analyzes today's struggles against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine. Facing a world of outrageous injustice, Davis challenges us to imagine and build the movement for human liberation. And in doing so, she reminds us that "Freedom is a constant struggle
We have not been moved : resisting racism and militarism in 21st century America( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We Have Not Been Moved is a compendium addressing the two leading pillars of U.S. Empire. Inspired by the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who called for a "true revolution of values" against the racism, militarism, and materialism which he saw as the heart of a society "approaching spiritual death," this book recognizes that--for the most part--the traditional peace movement has not been moved far beyond the half-century-old call for a deepening critique of its own prejudices. While reviewing the major points of intersection between white supremacy and the war machine through both historic and contemporary articles from a diverse range of scholars and activists, the editors emphasize what needs to be done now to move forward for lasting social change. Produced in collaboration with the War Resisters League, the book also examines the strategic possibilities of radical transformation through revolutionary nonviolence." -- Publisher's description
Backlash : what happens when we talk honestly about racism in America by George Yancy( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When George Yancy penned a New York Times article entitled "Dear White America," he knew that he was courting controversy. Here, Yancy chronicles the ensuing blowback as he seeks to understand what it was that created so much rage among so many white readers. He challenges white Americans to develop a new empathy for the African American experience."--Provided by publisher
Spirits of the passage : the Transatlantic slave trade in the seventeenth century by Madeleine Burnside( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the early slave trade between Africa and the New World, especially Barbados, is told around the discovery of a wrecked slave ship. The book points out the differences between slavery in the seventeenth and the nineteenth centuries
Prophesy deliverance! : an Afro-American revolutionary Christianity by Cornel West( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his first book, now a classic manifesto, Cornel West revitalizes a black theology of liberation by adopting the social analysis of progressive Marxist thought. Through retelling the story of the Western philosophical tradition as well as providing a critical overview of black thought, West provides a theoretical framework for interpreting the African American experience. His goal for integrating the tradition of prophetic Christian thought with Marxist social criticism is the transformation of the structures of the world through political action."--Jacket
The war against parents : what we can do for America's beleaguered moms and dads by Sylvia Ann Hewlett( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In calling for a Parents' Bill of Rights, the authors seek to unite America's 62 million parents behind an agenda that spans the divides of race, gender, and class
Jews and Blacks : let the healing begin by Michael Lerner( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can Jews and Blacks be friends and allies once again? It's neither easy nor impossible, say Michael Lerner and Cornel West, in a dialogue that looks at the most pressing problems of contemporary America through the prism of the relationship between their two communities. The alliance between Blacks and Jews was the cornerstone of liberal politics for much of the twentieth century. Yet today there are people in each community who see their former ally as their most dangerous foe. In the current political climate, it would be easy to suggest we gloss over the differences and unite in the face of a common enemy: the reactionary right. But calls for unity are not likely to succeed unless they are based on working through the explosive issues that separate communities. West and Lerner refuse to compromise their deeply held views for the sake of unity. In a dialogue that is always respectful, though sometimes marked by tension, they help each other understand their different ways of looking at the world. Avoiding easy outs and quick fixes, they explore such subjects as Louis Farrakhan, Zionism, the economic inequalities between Jewish and Black communities, crime, and affirmative action. Both powerful public intellectuals, Lerner and West take on some of the most demanding problems of our time, in a sophisticated but extremely accessible way. They conclude with a plan for healing the rifts that have developed. But in a deeper sense, it is their dialogue itself that is healing. Lerner and West's relationship is a model rarely seen in American politics: two powerful men ready to explore differences, not afraid to disagree, and drawn through the course of the dialogue to grow closer and more caring for each other. The dialogue of this book is a model for both the Black and the Jewish communities, and it suggests that healing and transformation are possible, and that hope can triumph over cynicism and despair
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The African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our country
The American evasion of philosophy : a genealogy of pragmatismThe African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our countryThe new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindnessMaking it on broken promises : leading African American male scholars confront the culture of higher educationDemocracy matters : winning the fight against imperialismThe future of the raceStruggles in the promised land : towards a history of Black-Jewish relations in the United StatesEncyclopedia of African-American culture and history
Alternative Names
Cornel Ronald West

Cornel West

Cornel West afroamerykański filozof, wykładowca i działacz społeczny

Cornel West americký filozof a politický aktivista

Cornel West Amerikaans filosoof

Cornel West amerikansk filosof

Cornel West amerikansk filosof, aktivist og forfatter

Cornel West filosofo e attivista politico statunitense

Cornel West pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Cornel West US-amerikanischer Intellektueller

Cornel West yhdysvaltalainen filosofi

Cornell West

Dr. Cornel West

Prof. Cornel West

West, Cornel 1953-

West, Cornel (Cornel Ronald), 1953-

West, Cornel R.

West, Cornel R. 1953-

West, Cornel Ronald.

West, Cornel Ronald 1953-

Корнел Уест

Уэст, Корнел

Քորնել Ուեսթ

קורנל וסט

کارنیل رونالڈ ویسٹ

웨스트, 코넬 1953-

코넬 웨스트 아프리카계 미국인 철학자, 정치인, 시민 운동가

ウェスト, コーネル

ウェスト, コーネル 1953-