Table of contents for African American communication & identities : essential readings / Ronald L. Jackson, II, editor.

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Introduction: Toward Long Overdue Recognition of Research Concerning African American Communication and Identities
Part I	Theoretic Approaches to African American Communication and Identity
1.1	How I Got Over: Communication Dynamics in the Black Community
Jack L. Daniel and Geneva Smitherman
1.2	The Afrocentric Idea
Molefi Kete Asante
1.3	Complicity: The Theory of Negative Difference
Mark Lawrence McPhail
1.4	Black Kinesics: Some Nonverbal Communication Patterns in Black Culture
Kenneth R. Johnson
1.5	Improvisation as a Performance Strategy for African-based Theatre
Joni L. Jones
Part II	African American Rhetoric and Language
2.1	A Dilemma of Black Communication Scholars: The Challenge of Finding New Rhetorical Tools
Deborah F. Atwater
2.2	African American Ethos and Hermeneutical Rhetoric: An Exploration of Alain Locke's The New Negro
Eric King Watts
2.3	Playing the Dozens: Folklore as Strategies for Living
Thurmon Garner
2.4	Black Street Speech: Its History, Structure and Survival
John Baugh
Part III	African American Communication in Relational Contexts
3.1	An Afro-American Perspective on Interethnic Communication
Michael L. Hecht, Sidney Ribeau, and J. K. Alberts
3.2	Interracial Dating: The Implications of Race for Initiating a Romantic Relationship
Tina M. Harris and Pamela J. Kalbfleisch
3.3	The Changing Influence of Interpersonal Perceptions on Marital Well-being Among Black and White Couples
Linda K. Acitelli, Elizabeth Douvan, and Joseph Veroff
3.4	"Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord": Participation in African American Churches Among Young African American Men Who Have Sex With Men
Jeffrey Lynn Woodyard, John L. Peterson, and Joseph P. Stokes
Part IV	Communicating African American Gendered Identities
4.1	Multiple Perspectives: African American Women Conceive Their Talk
Marsha Houston
4.2	Crossing Cultural Borders: "Girl" and "Look" as Markers of Identity in Black Women's Language Use
Karla D. Scott
4.3	"That Was My Occupation": Oral Narrative, Performance, and Black Feminist Thought
D. Soyini Madison
4.4	Interrogating the Representation of African American Female Identity in the Films Waiting to Exhale and Set It Off
Tina M. Harris
4.5	Defining Black Masculinity as Cultural Property: An Identity Negotiation Paradigm
Ronald L. Jackson, II and Celnisha L. Dangerfield
Part V	African American Communication and Identities in Organizational and Instructional Contexts
5.1 	"Diversity" and Organizational Communication
Brenda J. Allen
5.2 	African American Women Executives' Leadership Communication Within Dominant-culture Organizations
Patricia S. Parker
5.3 	Student Perceptions of the Influence of Race on Professor Credibility
Katherine Grace Hendrix
5.4	Exploring African American Identity Negotiation in the Academy: Toward a Transformative Vision of African American Communication Scholarship
Ronald L. Jackson, II
Part VI	African American Identities in Mass Mediated Contexts
6.1	The Changing Image of the African American Family on Television
Melbourne S. Cummings
6.2	Jammin' on the One! Some Reflections on the Politics of Black Popular Culture
Herman Gray
6.3	Black Beginnings: From Uncle Tom's Cabin to The Birth of a Nation
Donald Bogle
6.4	Black Talk Radio: Defining Community Needs and Identity
Catherine R. Squires 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: African Americans Communication, African Americans Ethnic identity, Communication and culture United States