An analysis of the recent switch from the name Black to African American symbolizes a reconceptualization of Americans of African descent away from race to culture. This book examines the emergence of a new representation whose rapid spread has been fuelled by widely shared projections of a different future capable of overcoming the legacy of racism. Far from being just another label, the new name is capable of representing the group in question by projecting a different future for all of us in a multicultural America based ...

From Black to African American: A New Social Representation 1999, Praeger Publishers Inc, Westport

ISBN-13: 9780275962845