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Uneasy alliance: The participation of African Americans in conservative social, political, and intellectual movements


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

A “one-size fits all” approach often characterizes discussions of conservatism amongst African-Americans. The purpose of this study is twofold: first, to provide a more nuanced account of black conservatism in the United States by examining how it is articulated within three distinct contexts, the intellectual, the political and the social. Second, this study focuses on challenges African-American conservatives face in each of the three spheres as they operate within a larger white conservative movement that purports to adhere to the principle of “colorblindness.” The dissertation not only makes clear the fallacy of that principle, but also, demonstrates how conservatism falls prey to what is termed here, the “inescapability of race.

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Subject
American studies;
African Americans;
Political science;
Social structure
Classification
0323: American studies
0325: African Americans
0615: Political science
0700: Social structure
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences, African-American, Conservative, Intellectual movements, Political movements, Race, Social movements
Title
Uneasy alliance: The participation of African Americans in conservative social, political, and intellectual movements
Author
Prisock, Louis G.
Number of pages
309
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 68/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549175735
Advisor
Clawson, Dan
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department
Sociology
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3275813
ProQuest document ID
304839038
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304839038
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