Answered By: Peter Z McKay
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014     Views: 50

The Encyclopedia of African American Society, an online reference work, has an excellent overview of theory in this discipline. You can connect to it by clicking the link below. Once connected, look for the entry in the Reader's Guide entitled, "Concepts and theories."

  • Encyclopedia of African American Society
    This two-volume reference seeks to capture the ways in which the tenets and foundations of African American culture have given rise to today’s society. Approaching the field from a “street level” perspective, these two volumes cover topics of universal interest in America: rap music, sports, television, cinema, racism, religion, literature, and much more. The Encyclopedia of African American Society is also the first comprehensive yet accessible reference set in this field to give voice to the turbulent historical trends–slavery, segregation, “separate but equal”–that are often ignored in favor of mere facts. This is a definitive, reliable, and accessible entry point to learning the basics about African American society.

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  • Oxford African American Studies Center
    The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.

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