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Taking care of unfinished business and business of the 21st century: What an institute for advanced study in civil rights, preferably in the academic Deep South should examine

Stanfield John H., II
June 4, 2015

Source: (2012) American Behavioral Scientist 56(10) 1434-1456

This article examines the work of an imaginary Institute for Advanced Study in Civil
Rights as a model of changed oriented knowledge production, preferably in a major
research university in the Deep South. The work of this Institute covers the span of
the finished and unfinished business and unanticipated consequences in both respects
for the 1940s–1960s sociological generation of African American civil rights leaders
and their non–African American allies, as well as post-1960s issues this generation
was unable to see or comprehend.


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