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Black Folk Then and Now

Black Folk Then and Now Book Reviews 163 whites’ projections and must process those distorted contributed anything of substance to the making of views throughout their process of self-formation. the modern world. “Few today are interested in This is the “sensation” of double consciousness that Negro history,” he explained “because they feel the Du Bois so eloquently describes as “this sense of matter already settled: the Negro has no history” (p. always looking at one’s self through the eyes of oth- vii). In 16 chapters and 400 pages, Du Bois chal- ers, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world lenges this myth by providing a stunning overview of that looks on in amused contempt and pity.” The the political and economic history of Africa and her veil precludes the possibility of communication diaspora. between the racializing and the racialized. In the 1930s and 1940s, biological difference The internal processing of the external gaze was seen as the source of the depressed conditions gives rise to the second element of Du Bois’s the- of Africans in the diaspora and Africa’s poverty and ory: the sense of twoness. Twoness means that political subjugation. As such, it was considered within the process of self-formation, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociology of Race and Ethnicity SAGE

Black Folk Then and Now

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity , Volume 4 (1): 2 – Jan 1, 2018

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SAGE
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© American Sociological Association 2017
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2332-6492
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2332-6506
DOI
10.1177/2332649217739297
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Book Reviews 163 whites’ projections and must process those distorted contributed anything of substance to the making of views throughout their process of self-formation. the modern world. “Few today are interested in This is the “sensation” of double consciousness that Negro history,” he explained “because they feel the Du Bois so eloquently describes as “this sense of matter already settled: the Negro has no history” (p. always looking at one’s self through the eyes of oth- vii). In 16 chapters and 400 pages, Du Bois chal- ers, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world lenges this myth by providing a stunning overview of that looks on in amused contempt and pity.” The the political and economic history of Africa and her veil precludes the possibility of communication diaspora. between the racializing and the racialized. In the 1930s and 1940s, biological difference The internal processing of the external gaze was seen as the source of the depressed conditions gives rise to the second element of Du Bois’s the- of Africans in the diaspora and Africa’s poverty and ory: the sense of twoness. Twoness means that political subjugation. As such, it was considered within the process of self-formation,

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Published: Jan 1, 2018

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