Contempt and Pity : Social Policy and the Image of the Damaged Black Psyche, 1880-1996.

For over a century, the idea that African Americans are psychologically damaged has played an important role in discussions of race. In this provocative work, Daryl Michael Scott argues that damage imagery has been the product of liberals and conservatives, of racists and antiracists. While racial c...

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Main Author: Scott, Daryl Michael.
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
Online Access:Connect to eBook (Available to people from CARLI member institutions.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1. Amused Contempt and Pity Exposing the Black Psyche in an Age of Racial Conservatism 1880-1920
  • 2. No Consensus, No Crisis, No Outrage: The Experts and Black Personality 1919-1945
  • 3. """"Matriarchies"""" Without Damaged Personalities: The Black Family in Social Science Imagery, 1928-1945
  • 4. Of Pride and Scientism Racial and Professional Ideologies and the Muted Image of the Damaged Black Psyche
  • 5. Plumbing For Damage: The Black Psyche in Postwar Social Science
  • 6. The Mark Of Oppression: Liberal Ideology and Damage Imagery in Postwar Social Science
  • 7. Justifying Equality Damage Imagery Brown V. Board Of Education, and The American Creed
  • 8. Beyond The American Creed: Damage imagery and the Struggle for Race-Conscious Programs
  • 9. Defining Pride And Redefining Racism The Raclical Assault On Liberal Damage Imagery, 1965-1980
  • 10. Representations of the Black psyche in an Age of Conservative Reform 1981-1996
  • Notes
  • Index

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