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    Postrace

    Every Good-bye Ain’t Gone

    Iris Carter Ford
    In this commentary, anthropologist Iris Carter Ford reflects on the preceding pieces by Carmen Kynard and Signithia Fordham. She identifies parallels among the two essays and her own life, drawing out themes that emerge from the narratives. Integrating ideas about “talking black” and “talking back,” Ford notes that both phenomena have roots in traditional African American notions of fictive kinship and complicity. Her analysis of Kynard’s and Fordham’s work, along with insight from her own experiences as a black woman navigating.

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    Iris Carter Ford is chair of the Department of Anthropology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City, where she teaches and studies kinship, African American culture (colonial and contemporary), food, and media. She has written about African American travel practices, food and culture in Africa, and race and identity in early Maryland. She serves as trustee at Historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland’s first capital, and commissioner on Maryland’s groundbreaking Commission to Coordinate the Study, Commemoration, and Impact of Slavery’s History and Legacy in Maryland. Her current work focuses on the link between eighteenth-century English and contemporary African American consumption practices.
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    Spring 2010 Issue

    Abstracts

    Symposium
    Black Women on Education: Complicating Identity and Negotiating Kinship
    Passin’ for Black
    Race, Identity, and Bone Memory in Postracial America
    Signithia Fordham
    From Candy Girls to Cyber Sista-Cipher
    Narrating Black Females’ Color-Consciousness and Counterstories in and out of School
    Carmen Kynard
    Postrace
    Every Good-bye Ain’t Gone
    Iris Carter Ford
    Branching Out and Coming Back Together
    Exploring the Undergraduate Experiences of Young Black Women: A Conversation with Victoria James, Imani Marrero, and Darleen Underwood
    Chantal Francois
    Teaching That Breaks Your Heart
    Reflections on the Soul Wounds of a First-Year Latina Teacher
    Juan F. Carrillo
    Toward a Sexual Ethics Curriculum
    Bringing Philosophy and Society to Bear on Individual Development
    Sharon Lamb
    Unfair Treatment?
    The Case of Freedle, the SAT, and the Standardization Approach to Differential Item Functioning
    Maria Veronica Santelices and Mark Wilson

    Book Notes

    Straightlaced
    by Debra Chasnoff (director, producer) and Sue Chen (producer)

    How It’s Being Done
    by Karin Chenoweth

    Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited
    by Joseph Tobin, Yeh Hsueh, and Mayumi Karasawa