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The Handbook of Research on Black Males
Quantitative, Qualitative, and Multidisciplinary
Drawing from the work of top researchers in various fields, The Handbook of Research on Black Males explores the nuanced and multifaceted phenomena known as the black male. Simultaneously hyper-visible and invisible, black males around the globe are being investigated now more than ever before; however, many of the well-meaning responses regarding media attention paid to black males are not well informed by research. Additionally, not all black males are the same, and each of them have varying strengths and challenges, making one-size-fits-all perspectives unproductive. This text, which acts as a comprehensive tool that can serve as a resource to articulate and argue for policy change, suggest educational improvements, and advocate judicial reform, fills a large void. The contributors, from multidisciplinary backgrounds, focus on history, research trends, health, education, criminal and social justice, hip-hop, and programs and initiatives. This volume has the potential to influence the field of research on black males as well as improve lives for a population that is often the most celebrated in the media and simultaneously the least socially valued.
Publication Date: November 1st, 2018
688 pages| 7 in x 10 in
Theodore S. Ransaw is a Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, a Research Specialist in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, and Affiliated Faculty in African American and African Studies at Michigan State University.  

C. P. GAUSE is Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Southeast Missouri State University.  

RICHARD MAJORS, a former Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School, is an Honorary Professor at University of Colorado–Colorado Springs. He is the coauthor of Cool Pose: The Dilemmas of Black Manhood in America, which is considered a classic in the field.  

Early Praise

“The story of how this volume evolved is as remarkable and uplifting as the book itself. That innovative pedagogical approaches developed during a PhD program have formed the basis of this groundbreaking volume underlines the significance of global research and practice communities in collaborating, developing, and sharing teaching and learning approaches that push the boundaries. The phenomenon of Black males in the twenty-first century reflects a paradox. While Black sportsmen, actors, and musicians are enjoying huge successes, their creativity (music, fashion, and language especially) are routinely appropriated, and the harsh reality is that the life expectancy of Black males is still lower than that of White males, although the gap is closing. Key areas where major disparities exist are at all levels of education and in health. This volume is therefore an essential resource for academics, teachers, community practitioners, and all those seeking to advance the success, progress, and empowerment of Black males in society.”
Deborah Gabriel, Senior Lecturer, Marketing Communications, Bournemouth University
“Ransaw, Gause, and Majors have produced an indispensable tool for addressing the daunting challenges facing Black males today. The Handbook of Research on Black Males brings into print strategies and best practices for advancing educational and judicial policy reform. This work is an essential resource for anyone interested in altering the life trajectory of a population that is among the most vulnerable.”
Kenneth B. Morris Jr., descendant of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington, and Cofounder and President of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
“In this comprehensive new handbook, several leading scholars from a variety of disciplines provide insightful analysis into the experience of Black males in America. Thought-provoking and far-reaching in scope, this book will be an invaluable resource to students and researchers who seek to go beyond the superficial accounts of Black males that fill the media.”
Pedro A. Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, and Faculty Director, Center for the Transformation of Schools, UCLA
“Many books and articles have been written and significant research has been conducted, but the international condition of Black males has gone virtually unchanged and unchallenged. The handbook, as a tool, takes on this existing state of affairs by giving voice to and arguing for change, not in the traditional sense but by entering the interdisciplinary and critical space where daily life, global perspective, emerging trends, race, and education intersect and significantly enable changed lives for Black men and those who love them.”
Theresa Saunders, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, Eastern Michigan University, and Facilitator, African American Young Men of Promise Initiative, Michigan Department of Education

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