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Survey of African American portrayal in introductory textbooks in American government/politics : a report of the APSA Standing Committee on the Status of Blacks in the Profession.
PS: Political Science and Politics (2008)
  • Sherri L. Wallace
  • Marcus D. Allen
Abstract
This study surveys recent editions of circulating introductory texts for teaching American government/politics courses. Most of the major textbooks used for these courses utilize the traditional institutional and behavioral approaches to the study of American government, which have historically treated the African American political experience as separate from mainstream American politics; thus, relegating its discussions to a separate chapter on "civil rights" or "equal rights." Modeling our textbook reviews after the APSA Standing Committee on the Status of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgendered in the Profession (Novkov and Gossett 2007) and the non-published 2006 report to the APSA Standing Committee on the Status of Blacks in the Profession, we analyze 27 circulating introductory American government/politics textbooks to examine to what extent African Americans are integrated into the study of American politics.
Publication Date
2008
DOI
10.1017/S10490965080
Citation Information
Sherri L. Wallace and Marcus D. Allen. "Survey of African American portrayal in introductory textbooks in American government/politics : a report of the APSA Standing Committee on the Status of Blacks in the Profession." PS: Political Science and Politics Vol. 41 Iss. 1 (2008) p. 153 - 160
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