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The Souls of Black Folk

The Souls of Black Folk 162 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 4(1) micro- and macro-level social structures and the Du Bois opens his masterpiece, the Souls of dependence of these structures on the Black Belt’s Black Folk, with this warning. In a collection of 14 cash-crop cotton, otherwise known as “silver short essays and allegories, he takes his readers on a fleece.” The novel begins with Blessed, a 15-year- phenomenological journey to unpack the question old Negro from Georgia, traveling through the he so plainly poses early on in the text: “How does woods of Alabama in search of the school for it feel to be a problem?” First published in 1903, Negroes. Along his journey to the school, he stum- Souls was an immediate success among academics bles across Zora and at once becomes captivated by and laypeople alike, providing a soul-stirring phe- the beauty and mystique of the heroine. Instantly nomenological analysis of racialized subjectivity they develop a close bond, which ultimately devel- and solidifying the young sociologist’s place on the ops into devotion toward one another. international stage of the global intelligentsia. The Cresswells are the chief antagonists of this Although Souls is a text that most sociologists novel and are http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociology of Race and Ethnicity SAGE

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SAGE
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© American Sociological Association 2017
ISSN
2332-6492
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2332-6506
DOI
10.1177/2332649217739296
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Abstract

162 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 4(1) micro- and macro-level social structures and the Du Bois opens his masterpiece, the Souls of dependence of these structures on the Black Belt’s Black Folk, with this warning. In a collection of 14 cash-crop cotton, otherwise known as “silver short essays and allegories, he takes his readers on a fleece.” The novel begins with Blessed, a 15-year- phenomenological journey to unpack the question old Negro from Georgia, traveling through the he so plainly poses early on in the text: “How does woods of Alabama in search of the school for it feel to be a problem?” First published in 1903, Negroes. Along his journey to the school, he stum- Souls was an immediate success among academics bles across Zora and at once becomes captivated by and laypeople alike, providing a soul-stirring phe- the beauty and mystique of the heroine. Instantly nomenological analysis of racialized subjectivity they develop a close bond, which ultimately devel- and solidifying the young sociologist’s place on the ops into devotion toward one another. international stage of the global intelligentsia. The Cresswells are the chief antagonists of this Although Souls is a text that most sociologists novel and are

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Sociology of Race and EthnicitySAGE

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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