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    'Campaigns Against "Blackness"': Criminality, Civility, and Election to Executive Office
    (Critical Sociology, 2009) James, Joy
    ‘Campaigns against “Blackness”’ focuses on the 2008 Democratic presidential primary waged by Barack Obama and the 2006 Massachusetts gubernatorial race run by Deval Patrick. It explores racial bias expressed against and by African-American males seeking high office. In these campaigns, the convergence of racial uplift and multicultural democracy manifests in mandates against blackness represented as criminality and political incivility. Historically, US anti-black anima forged tropes of ‘criminality’ and ‘incivility’ that demonized blacks as unsuitable for full citizenship. Today, the new black candidates successfully deflect these tropes, in part, by redeploying them against non-elites, and anti-racist discourse and activism.
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    Imprisoned Intellectuals: America's Political Prisoners Write on Life, Liberation, and Rebellion
    (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003) James, Joy
    Contributors include Mumia Abu-Jamal, Sundiata Acoli, Rev. Daniel Berrigan, S.J., Dhoruba bin Wahad, Rita Bo Brown, Marilyn Buck, Safiya Bukhari, Angela Y. Davis, Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin, Elizam Escobar, Linda Evans, George Jackson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Raymond Luc Levasseur, Jalil Muntaqim, Michele Naar-Obed, Huey P. Newton, Leonard Peltier, Susan Rosenberg, Assata Shakur, Mutulu Shakur, Jose Solis Jordan, Standing Deer, Laura Whitehorn and Malcolm X.
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    Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics
    (St. Martin's Press, 1999) James, Joy
    Shadowboxing presents an explosive analysis of the history and practice of black feminisms, drawing upon political theory, history and cultural studies in a sweeping interdisciplinary work. James charts new territory by synthesizing theories of social movements with cultural and identity politics. She brings into the spotlight images of black female agency and intellectualism in radical and anti-radical political contexts, challenging readers to rethink understandings of the changing Africana presence in American culture.
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    "Introduction: Democracy and Captivity" in The New Abolitionists: (Neo)Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings
    (State University of New York Press, 2005) James, Joy
    The New Abolitionists presents a collection of essays and interviews that provide a frank look at the nature and purposes of prisons in the United States from the perspective of the prisoners. Written by Native American, African American, Latino, Asian, and European American prisoners, the book examines captivity and democracy, the racial "other", gender and violence, and the stigma of suspect humanity. Contributors to the volume include Mumia Abu-Jamal, Pancho Aguila, Charles Baxter, Alan Berkman, Philip Berrigan, Wayne Brown, Marilyn Buck, Holley Cantine, Tony Chatman-Bey, Angela Y. Davis, Susie Day, Leslie DiBenedetto, Bill Dunne, Antonio Fernandez (King Tone), Sylvester Gaither, David Gilbert, Amy Goodman, George Jackson, Geronimo ji Jaga (Elmer Pratt), H. B. Johnson, Jr., Heike Kleffner, Drew Leder, Raymond Luc Levasseur, Ed Mead, Mark Medley, Jalil Muntaqim, Viet Mike Ngo, Imari Abubakari Obadele I, Prince Imari A. Obadele (Shemuel ben-Yahweh), Bernard Phillips, Dachine Rainer, Little Rock Reed, Dylan Rodriguez, Susan Rosenberg, Paul St. John, Tiyo Attallah Salah-El, Shaka Sankofa (Gary Graham), Jeremy Scahill, Assata Shakur, Donald Thompson, Selvyn Tillett, Karen Wald, Laura Whitehorn, John Woodland, Jr. and Yaki (James Sayles).
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    Introduction to The Angela Y. Davis Reader
    (Blackwell Publishers, 1998) James, Joy
    For three decades, Angela Y. Davis has written on feminism, anti-racism, political philosophy, and liberation theory. Her analyses of culture, gender, capital, and race have profoundly influenced political and social thought, and contemporary struggles. The Angela Y. Davis reader presents interviews, essays, and excerpts from Davis's most important works, including her memoir, in four parts - Prisons, Repression, and Resistance; Marxism, Anti-Racism, and Feminism; Aesthetics and Culture; and Interviews - Davis examines progressive politics and intellectualism. The extensive introduction by Joy James both provides biographical background and contextualizes the intellectual development of Davis as one of the leading thinkers of our time.
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    Introduction to Imprisoned Intellectuals
    (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003) James, Joy
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    La création de la masculinité: la mise en scène du queer genre et l’usurpation raciale
    (Conference paper presented at "Norms and Counter-norms: Sexualities and Women's De/humanization", University of Paris, Diderot, June 15, 2007., 2007-06) Richardson, Matt
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    Indigenous Inclusion/Black Exclusion: Race, Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship in Latin America
    (Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 37, 2005) Hooker, Juliet
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    Black Immigrants in the United States and the “Cultural Narratives" of Ethnicity
    (Identities, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2004) Pierre, Jemima