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Richard Hofstadter. Richard Hofstadter (6 August 1916 – 24 October 1970) was an American historian and public intellectual of the mid-20th century.

Richard Hofstadter

Raymond Williams. Life[edit] Early life[edit] Born in Llanfihangel Crucorney, near Abergavenny, Wales, Williams was the son of a railway worker in a village where all of the railwaymen voted Labour while the local small farmers mostly voted Liberal.[2] It was not a Welsh-speaking area: he described it as "Anglicised in the 1840s".[3] There was, nevertheless, a strong Welsh identity.

Raymond Williams

"There is the joke that someone says his family came over with the Normans and we reply: 'Are you liking it here? '".[4] He attended King Henry VIII Grammar School in Abergavenny. W. E. B. Du Bois. William Edward Burghardt "W.

W. E. B. Du Bois

E. B. " Du Bois (pronounced /duːˈbɔɪz/ doo-BOYZ; February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community. Stuart Hall (cultural theorist) Greg Grandin. Greg Grandin (born 1962, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American historian, and professor of history at New York University.[1] He is author of a number of books, including Fordlândia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History, as well as for the National Book Award[2] and a National Book Critics Circle Award.[3] A more recent book is entitled Who Is Rigoberta Menchú?

Greg Grandin

And focuses on the treatment of the Nobel Peace Prize winner in the media. Fordlandia was named a best book of the year by The New York Times,[4] The New Yorker;[5] NPR;[6] The Boston Globe;[7] San Francisco Chronicle;[8] and the Chicago Tribune.[9] Life[edit] He graduated from Brooklyn College with a BA, from CUNY, and from Yale University with a PhD. He won the Latin American Studies Association's Bryce Wood Award for the best book published in any discipline on Latin America for Blood of Guatemala: A History of Race and Nation. He lives in Brooklyn. Zygmunt Bauman. Zygmunt Bauman (born 19 November 1925) is a Polish sociologist.

Zygmunt Bauman

He has resided in England since 1971 after being driven out of Poland by an anti-semitic campaign engineered by the Communist government. Frantz Fanon. Adolph L. Reed, Jr. Political views[edit] After South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced that African American Republican Tim Scott would be named to the soon-to-be-open U.S.

Adolph L. Reed, Jr.

Senate seat in South Carolina, held by Jim DeMint[1] on December 17, 2012, Reed, in an op-ed published in the December 18, 2012 edition of The New York Times, stated, "It obscures the fact that modern black Republicans have been more tokens than signs of progress. "[2] Reed's editorial has been criticized by conservatives who argue that Reed applies the term 'token' to any African American who holds conservative views.[3][4] Selected works[edit] Without Justice for All: The New Liberalism and Our Retreat from Racial Equality (2001) ISBN 978-0-8133-2051-9Class Notes: Posing as Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene (2000) ISBN 978-1-56584-675-3Stirrings in the Jug: Black Politics in the Post-Segregation Era (1999) ISBN 978-0-8166-2681-6W.E.B. Paul Gilroy. Paul Gilroy (born 16 February 1956) is a Professor at King's College London.

Paul Gilroy

Angela Davis. Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, scholar, and author.

Angela Davis

She emerged as a nationally prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s, as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement despite never being an official member of the party. Prisoner rights have been among her continuing interests; she is the founder of Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. David Harvey (geographer) David W.

David Harvey (geographer)

Harvey FBA (born 31 October 1935) is the Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He received his PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge in 1961. Harvey authored many books and essays that have been prominent in the development of modern geography as a discipline. C. Wright Mills. Charles Wright Mills (August 28, 1916 – March 20, 1962) was an American sociologist, and a professor of sociology at Columbia University from 1946 until his death in 1962.

C. Wright Mills

Mills was published widely in popular and intellectual journals, and is remembered for several books, among them The Power Elite, which introduced that term and describes the relationships and class alliances among the U.S. political, military, and economic elites; White Collar, on the American middle class; and The Sociological Imagination, where Mills proposes the proper relationship in sociological scholarship between biography and history. Mills was concerned with the responsibilities of intellectuals in post-World War II society, and advocated public and political engagement over uninterested observation.

Mills biographer Daniel Geary writes that his writings had a "particularly significant impact on New Left social movements of the 1960s. Fernand Braudel. Fernand Braudel (French: [bʁodɛl]; 24 August 1902 – 27 November 1985) was a French historian and a leader of the Annales School. His scholarship focused on three main projects: The Mediterranean (1923–49, then 1949–66), Civilization and Capitalism (1955–79), and the unfinished Identity of France (1970–85).