The Handbook of Research on Black Males
Quantitative, Qualitative, and Multidisciplinary
International Race and Education Series
Published by: Michigan State University Press
Imprint: Michigan State University Press
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.
“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 farreaching 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