Title

A Sociological Analysis of Black Power in the United States

Publication Year

1970

Keywords

identity, black power, African-American, culture and society, race and ethnicity, community

Disciplines

African American Studies | Civic and Community Engagement | Place and Environment | Politics and Social Change | Race and Ethnicity | Sociology

Abstract

There are several possible approaches one may use to analyze the doctrine of Black Power sociologically: 1) Black Power can be analyzed as a social movement. 2) It can be analyzed in terms of the different approaches to race relations. 3) It may be analyzed in terms of its effect on the established relationships between certain individuals and groups; as well as its effect on role changes within a given segment of society. I have chosen to use the third approach in my analyzation of the doctrine.

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