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The Resource Contempt and pity : social policy and the image of the damaged Black psyche, 1880-1996, Daryl Michael Scott

Contempt and pity : social policy and the image of the damaged Black psyche, 1880-1996, Daryl Michael Scott

Label
Contempt and pity : social policy and the image of the damaged Black psyche, 1880-1996
Title
Contempt and pity
Title remainder
social policy and the image of the damaged Black psyche, 1880-1996
Statement of responsibility
Daryl Michael Scott
Title variation
Contempt & pity
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A groundbreaking exploration of the social construction of race that has much to teach both liberals and conservatives
  • 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 conservatives, often playing on white contempt for blacks, have sought to use findings of black pathology to justify exclusionary policies, racial liberals have used damage imagery primarily to promote policies of inclusion and rehabilitation
  • In advancing his argument, Scott challenges some long-held beliefs about the history of damage imagery. He rediscovers the liberal impulses behind Stanley Elkins's Sambo hypothesis and Daniel Patrick Moynihan's Negro Family and exposes the damage imagery in the work of Ralph Ellison, the leading anti-pathologist. He also corrects the view that the Chicago School depicted blacks as pathological products of matriarchy. New Negro experts such as Charles Johnson and E. Franklin Frazier, he says, disdained sympathy-seeking and refrained from exploring individual pathology. Scott's reassessment of social science sheds new light on Brown v. Board of Education, revealing how experts reversed four decades of theory in order to represent segregation as inherently damaging to blacks
  • In this controversial work, Scott warns the Left of the dangers in their recent rediscovery of damage imagery in an age of conservative reform
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digitized
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HeinOnline UNC Press Law Publications Library
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Scott, Daryl Michael
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.625
LC item number
.S3 1997 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • United States
  • Social sciences
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Social sciences
  • United States
Label
Contempt and pity : social policy and the image of the damaged Black psyche, 1880-1996, Daryl Michael Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-259) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Beyond the American creed : damage imagery and the struggle for race-conscious programs
  • Defining pride and redefining racism : the radical assault on liberal damage imagery, 1965-1980
  • The
  • Resurgence of damage imagery : representations of the Black psyche in an age of conservative reform, 1981-1996
  • Amused contempt and pity : exposing the Black psyche in an age of racial conservatism, 1880-1920
  • No consensus, no crisis, no outrage : the experts and Black personality, 1919-1945
  • "Matriarchies" without damaged personalities : the Black family in social science imagery, 1928-1945
  • Of pride and scientism : racial and professional ideologies and the muted image of the damaged Black psyche
  • Plumbing for damage : the Black psyche in postwar social science
  • The
  • Mark of oppression : liberal ideology and damage imagery in postwar social science
  • Justifying equality : damage imagery, Brown v. Board of Education, and the American creed
Control code
42328621
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 269 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585003733
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3d4a570f-8fb2-472f-81cf-f36bc27ab340
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42328621
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Contempt and pity : social policy and the image of the damaged Black psyche, 1880-1996, Daryl Michael Scott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-259) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Beyond the American creed : damage imagery and the struggle for race-conscious programs
  • Defining pride and redefining racism : the radical assault on liberal damage imagery, 1965-1980
  • The
  • Resurgence of damage imagery : representations of the Black psyche in an age of conservative reform, 1981-1996
  • Amused contempt and pity : exposing the Black psyche in an age of racial conservatism, 1880-1920
  • No consensus, no crisis, no outrage : the experts and Black personality, 1919-1945
  • "Matriarchies" without damaged personalities : the Black family in social science imagery, 1928-1945
  • Of pride and scientism : racial and professional ideologies and the muted image of the damaged Black psyche
  • Plumbing for damage : the Black psyche in postwar social science
  • The
  • Mark of oppression : liberal ideology and damage imagery in postwar social science
  • Justifying equality : damage imagery, Brown v. Board of Education, and the American creed
Control code
42328621
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 269 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585003733
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3d4a570f-8fb2-472f-81cf-f36bc27ab340
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42328621
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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