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by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

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  • ISBN 0226298256
  • ISBN13 978-0226298252
  • Language English
  • Author Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
  • Publisher University of Chicago Press; Reprint edition (October 1, 2008)
  • Pages 208
  • Formats lrf lit mobi azw
  • Category Math
  • Subcategory Earth Sciences
  • Size ePub 1798 kb
  • Size Fb2 1224 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
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In this provocative book, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., one of our nation’s rising young African American intellectuals, makes an impassioned plea for black America to address its social problems by recourse to experience and with an eye set on the promise and potential of the future, rather than the fixed ideas and categories of the past. Central to Glaude’s mission is a rehabilitation of philosopher John Dewey, whose ideas, he argues, can be fruitfully applied to a renewal of African American politics. According to Glaude, Dewey’s pragmatism, when attentive to the darker dimensions of life—or what we often speak of as the blues—can address many of the conceptual problems that plague contemporary African American discourse. How blacks think about themselves, how they imagine their own history, and how they conceive of their own actions can be rendered in ways that escape bad ways of thinking that assume a tendentious political unity among African Americans simply because they are black. Drawing deeply on black religious thought and literature, In a Shade of Blue seeks to dislodge such crude and simplistic thinking and replace it with a deeper understanding of and appreciation for black life in all its variety and intricacy. Glaude argues that only when black political leaders acknowledge such complexity can the real-life sufferings of many African Americans be remedied, an argument echoed in the recent rhetoric and optimism of the Barack Obama presidential campaign.  In a Shade of Blue is a remarkable work of political commentary and to follow its trajectory is to learn how African Americans arrived at this critical moment in their cultural and political history and to envision where they might head in the twenty-first century. “Eddie Glaude is the towering public intellectual of his generation.”—Cornel West “Eddie Glaude is poised to become the leading intellectual voice of our generation, raising questions that make us reexamine the assumptions we hold by expanding our inventory of ideas.”—Tavis Smiley

In this provocative book, Eddie S. Glaude J. one of our nation’s rising young African American intellectuals. In a Shade of Blue is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand Dewey's rich sense of tragedy along with his impoverished understanding of race.

In this provocative book, Eddie S. But it is much more than that. It is for all of us who must navigate life's journey in the absence of the familiar landmarks that once guided us and gave us an unwarranted sense of assured security. One person found this helpful.

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the chair of the Department of African American . In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America (Large Print 16pt). is the chair of the Department of African American Studies and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University Glaude has appeared on the Tavis Smiley Show, Fox News’ Hannity & Colmes Show, CNN, MSNBC and C-SPAN.

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Eddie Glaude Jr. is the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University and . Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University and Chair of the Department of African American Studies. His latest book is Democracy in Black: How Race Still Governs the Soul of America. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Morehouse College, a master’s degree in African American studies from Temple University, and a PhD.

Eddie S. African-American Identity Through a Pragmatic . African-American Identity Through a Pragmatic Lens Glaude has appeared on the Tavis Smiley Show, Fox News’ Hannity & Colmes Show, CNN, MSNBC and C-SPAN  .

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Roram
I found this text to be incredibly challenging for the semi-academic mind and yet lightening bolts ahead of its time in the presentation of the author's position. It takes the effort of reading and then re-reading almost every page in the first full half of the book in order to appreciate the author's desire to delineate his position as an Deweyan pragmatist. Once able to appreciate the author's position, the suggestion and position offered as a response to what has been our nation's collective pattern of clumping Black America into very limiting icons of groups opens the reader's own mind to breaking out of the colloquial box (if you will) and to venture into the intricate unique differences of individuals once grouped as one icon and appreciate how their experiences, the outcomes of their efforts and the possibilities for what can be learned from moving forward in a new vein is available. More than a great read, this text is an academic awakening for new possibilities in appreciating the Black Experience in America and redefining who and what the politics of Black America really means.
Arihelm
"Know it, but go on out the yard. Go on." --Baby Suggs, in Toni Morrison's Beloved

Glaude synthesizes his reading of John Dewey's version of pragmatism, U.S. Black history, U.S. Black religious thought, U.S. Black political thought, and the literature of genius U.S. Black writers, such as James Baldwin and Toni Morrison, in order to provide us with a new philosophical framework that should help guide our 21st Century political thought, political organization, and political action. He warns against popular oversimplified silver-bullet political thinking that assumes ideological, social, or cultural homogeneity among U.S. Blacks and that assumes the world is simpler than it actually is. He encourages us to be brave and wise politically, by facing the complexity and ambiguity of our challenges, while using all our intellectual resources and experiences.

In my opinion, this work is Glaude's strongest to date. Indeed, I rank it as the strongest work of Black-focused social and political philosophy in this early 21st Century. After the first chapter, in which Glaude displays substantial erudition and synthesizes several esoteric concepts, the work becomes more accessible to people who have not studied philosophy or Black literature. Invest in this book, and have a conversation with Glaude. You will profit from his practical wisdom.
Insanity
In a Shade of Blue is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand Dewey's rich sense of tragedy along with his impoverished understanding of race. But it is much more than that. It is for all of us who must navigate life's journey in the absence of the familiar landmarks that once guided us and gave us an unwarranted sense of assured security.
Dead Samurai
The need for political options is huge. The use of an American Philosophical idea to solve some America's problems sounds like a very important and possible solutions. African Americans using our experience to shape are our future is not new but the course of pragamtism may be a help example of how we are to do that. I truely enjoyed the meaningful references to African American life and cultural. Glaude's use of the researched and relevant African American scholars help shape the arugment. His concern for our quality of life and the passion for us to work toward positive meaningful change in the troubled time is something to admire and be grateful when you come across it in book or hearing his interviews.
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