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Foreword, Robin D. G. Kelley Jan 2019

Foreword, Robin D. G. Kelley

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

As the essays in this book demonstrate, Rod Bush embodied the unity of theory and practice. His scholarship, pedagogy, activism, personal relationships, and everyday interactions were governed by an ethic of love, social responsibility, a commitment to radical social change, and, in Marx’s words, “a ruthless criticism” that is not “afraid of its own conclusions, nor of conflict with the powers that be.” His commitment to study and struggle in the service of human liberation knew no boundaries. His vision was planetary. He wrote critically and brilliantly about Black radical movements—here and abroad—and about the destructive power ...


Photos Of Home: A Letter To Grandpa, Angelo Taiwo Bush Jan 2019

Photos Of Home: A Letter To Grandpa, Angelo Taiwo Bush

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This photo essay by Angelo Taiwo Bush, titled “Photos of Home: A Letter to Grandpa,” is a contribution to the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019).


Everyday Conversations With Dr. Rod Bush: The Radical Potentials Of Mentorship, Intimacy, And Practice, Chriss Sneed Jan 2019

Everyday Conversations With Dr. Rod Bush: The Radical Potentials Of Mentorship, Intimacy, And Practice, Chriss Sneed

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay authored by Chriss Sneed, titled “Everyday Conversations with Dr. Rod Bush: The Radical Potentials of Mentorship, Intimacy, and Practice,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). Sneed reflects on the teachings and day-to-day work of Dr. Roderick Bush spanning across four years. Using autoethnographic methods to contextualize these memories, the author argues that three themes have emerged: intergenerational mentorship, radical intimacy, and a commitment to praxis ...


Rod Bush: Passing The Torch For Love, Liberation, And Freedom, Loretta Chin Jan 2019

Rod Bush: Passing The Torch For Love, Liberation, And Freedom, Loretta Chin

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay authored by Loretta Chin, titled “Rod Bush: Passing the Torch for Love, Liberation, and Freedom,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). Chin reflects on Rod Bush as an exemplar of how kindness, compassion, humility, and love for one’s fellow human being can manifest in thoughts, words, and actions that can change the world for the better, one person or deed at a time; not ...


Paying It Forward: Lessons From Dr. Rod Bush, Latoya A. Lee, Tatiana Chichester, A. Kia Sinclair Jan 2019

Paying It Forward: Lessons From Dr. Rod Bush, Latoya A. Lee, Tatiana Chichester, A. Kia Sinclair

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay co-authored by Latoya A. Lee, Tatiana Chichester, and A. Kia Sinclair and titled “Paying it Forward: Lessons from Dr. Rod Bush” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). The essay documents the contributions of Dr. Rod Bush as a teacher and mentor. Specifically, three mentees of Dr. Bush lay out what they consider to be fundamental aspects of his teaching pedagogy: development of young generations, building ...


Rod Bush Fought The Good Fight, Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome Jan 2019

Rod Bush Fought The Good Fight, Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay authored by Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome, titled “Rod Bush Fought the ood Fight,” is a contribution to the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). According to Okome, Rod Bush fought the good fight. He was an honorable man, a scholar par excellence who lived a life dedicated to truth, justice, equity and sacrifice to the cause of full equality for people of African descent. Okome laments that he’s gone too ...


Fighting In The Core: Questioning The Last Century’S Debates Over Race, Class, And Gender In Light Of The Life And Works Of Rod Bush, Natalie P. Byfield Jan 2019

Fighting In The Core: Questioning The Last Century’S Debates Over Race, Class, And Gender In Light Of The Life And Works Of Rod Bush, Natalie P. Byfield

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay by Natalie P. Byfield, titled “Fighting in the Core: Questioning the Last Century’s Debates over Race, Class, and Gender in Light of the Life and Works of Rod Bush,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). The chapter explores Rod Bush’s intellectual and activist legacy in real terms by a former colleague of his at St. John’s University. Through historical notation, anecdote and ...


Rod Bush And The Quest For Social Justice: Beyond The Binary Constructs Of Race And Class, Rodney D. Coates Jan 2019

Rod Bush And The Quest For Social Justice: Beyond The Binary Constructs Of Race And Class, Rodney D. Coates

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay by Rodney D. Coates, titled “Rod Bush and the Quest for Social Justice: Beyond Binary Constructs of Race and Class,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). Coates argues that Rod Bush’s journey for justice is best understood as a quest for social justice derived from his interrogation of imperialism, racism, and exploitation, to move beyond binary constructions of race and class. He was critical ...


Black Nationalism And Native American Struggles Through The World-System Lens: Engaging With The Legacy Of Rod Bush, James V. Fenelon Jan 2019

Black Nationalism And Native American Struggles Through The World-System Lens: Engaging With The Legacy Of Rod Bush, James V. Fenelon

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay authored by James Fenelon is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). Fenelon argues that Black Nationalism like the struggles of Native Nations with sovereignty, entails leadership and scholarly engagement, both of which are often criticized and under attack from a dominant society that wants to maintain hegemonic power. In the essay, Fenelon remembers Rod Bush in this regard, and as a friend and scholarly warrior, by ...


My Dialogue With Rod Bush On Internal Colonialism, Charles “Cappy” Pinderhughes Jr. Jan 2019

My Dialogue With Rod Bush On Internal Colonialism, Charles “Cappy” Pinderhughes Jr.

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay authored by Charles Pinderhughes, titled “My Dialogue with Rod Bush on Internal Colonialism,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). The chapter discusses Rod Bush’s generous capacity to mentor and support academic comrades. Bush’s unselfish example led to a new approach to a part of Charles Pinderhughes’ re-assessment of Internal Colonialism Theory. Lessons to be learned from Rod Bush include supporting the principled engagement ...


From Tensions In The American Dream To “As The World Turns”: Lessons From Rod Bush’S Last Projects, Melanie E. L. Bush Jan 2019

From Tensions In The American Dream To “As The World Turns”: Lessons From Rod Bush’S Last Projects, Melanie E. L. Bush

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay authored by Melanie E. L. Bush, titled “From Tensions in the American Dream to “As the World Turns”: Lessons from Rod Bush’s last projects,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). The chapter engages an examination of the principles and lessons embedded in Rod Bush’s last two research and writing projects. The first is a co-authored book titled Tensions in the American Dream: Rhetoric ...


Closing, Melanie E. L. Bush Jan 2019

Closing, Melanie E. L. Bush

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This is a closing essay authored by Melanie E. L. Bush for the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). She states, “This entire volume is predicated on a belief that Rod Bush was an extraordinary human being. If you are convinced of this, too, then remember that he believed that you, too, are also extraordinary. His soul resided in a profound belief in the power of the people—individually and collectively—and ...


Rod Bush In Memoriam Jan 2019

Rod Bush In Memoriam

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

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Rod Bush Gallery Jan 2019

Rod Bush Gallery

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Rod Bush Vita Jan 2019

Rod Bush Vita

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Index Jan 2019

Index

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Introduction, Melanie E. L. Bush, Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, Robert Newby Jan 2019

Introduction, Melanie E. L. Bush, Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, Robert Newby

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This co-edited, co-authored, anthology provides deep reflections on the question of how one can live radical principles in contemporary times. What does it mean to be human? How does one embed love and justice in one’s worldview and daily practice? Rod Bush, our partner, colleague, teacher, mentor, comrade, and friend, was well known as an activist scholar who incorporated his values into his teaching, mentorship and everyday interactions. Therefore, his theoretical interests and practical involvements in movements are intimately linked and simultaneous. In his early twenties, Rod Bush dedicated his life to the liberation of Black people and all ...


Acknowledgments, Melanie E. L. Bush Jan 2019

Acknowledgments, Melanie E. L. Bush

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

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Rod Bush And Radical Pedagogy, Daniel Douglas Jan 2019

Rod Bush And Radical Pedagogy, Daniel Douglas

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay authored by Daniel Douglas, titled “Rod Bush and Radical Pedagogy,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). The US system of higher education is fraught with contradictions, even as it has become accessible to an increasing share of high school graduates. Even though the possibility of politically engaged pedagogy in this institution is increasingly under threat, education remains a fundamentally vital space. In his work as ...


The Professor And The Student: Lessons From My Experiences With Rod Bush, Godfrey Vincent Jan 2019

The Professor And The Student: Lessons From My Experiences With Rod Bush, Godfrey Vincent

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay by Godfrey Vincent, titled “The Professor and the Student: Lessons from my Experiences with Rod Bush,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). Rod Bush, a former Professor of Sociology at St. John’s University, Queens Campus, spent his life in the revolutionary struggle in the hope to create an egalitarian world. Vincent and Bush connected on this journey where Bush became Vincent’s mentor. In ...


Rod Bush: A Revolutionary With A Soft Heart, Matthew Birkhold Jan 2019

Rod Bush: A Revolutionary With A Soft Heart, Matthew Birkhold

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay authored by Matthew Birkhold, titled “A Revolutionary with a Soft Heart,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). The chapter explores what Rod Bush’s way of being means for practicing revolutionary leadership. Drawing extensively from the author’s relationship with Rod, it reflects on aspects of Bush’s participation in the Black liberation movement, the movement’s development, and Rod’s reflection on how the ...


“Mama, Was It Magic Or Just Hard Work?”: Being With Rod Bush, Always, Melanie E. L. Bush Jan 2019

“Mama, Was It Magic Or Just Hard Work?”: Being With Rod Bush, Always, Melanie E. L. Bush

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay by Melanie E. L. Bush, titled “Mama, Was it Magic or just Hard Work?” is a chapter of the book Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). It offers reflections from the partnership of Rod and Melanie Bush over the course of more than thirty years. They met doing movement work, both having dedicated their lives to the struggle for a world rooted in community and justice. Their journey together included many ...


Citizen Malcolm X Blueprint For Black Liberation: Coming Of Age With Rod Bush On Race, Class And Citizenship In The Bandung Era, Komozi Woodard Jan 2019

Citizen Malcolm X Blueprint For Black Liberation: Coming Of Age With Rod Bush On Race, Class And Citizenship In The Bandung Era, Komozi Woodard

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay authored by Komozi Woodard, titled “Citizen Malcolm X Blueprint for Black Liberation: Coming of Age with Rod Bush on Race, Class and Citizenship in the Bandung Era,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). In this chapter, Woodard discusses Rod Bush’s efforts, both intellectually and in the movement, to recognize the Black Radical tradition within the broad movement for liberation of all humankind. In his ...


Black Internationalism And The End Of White World Supremacy: An Analysis And Application Of Rod Bush’S The End Of White World Supremacy, Bob Barber Jan 2019

Black Internationalism And The End Of White World Supremacy: An Analysis And Application Of Rod Bush’S The End Of White World Supremacy, Bob Barber

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay authored by Bob Barber, titled “Black Internationalism and the End of White World Supremacy: An Analysis and Application of Rod Bush’s The End of White World Supremacy,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). Barber reviews Rod Bush’s The End of White World Supremacy: Black Internationalism and the Problem of the Color Line, published in 2009, which illustrates in detail that W. E. B ...


Celebrating Rod Bush: Friend, Comrade, And Revolutionary Warrior, Walda Katz-Fishman, Jerome Scott Jan 2019

Celebrating Rod Bush: Friend, Comrade, And Revolutionary Warrior, Walda Katz-Fishman, Jerome Scott

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay co-authored by Walda Katz-Fishman and Jerome Scott and titled “Celebrating Rod Bush: Friend, Comrade, and Revolutionary Warrior” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). In the chapter, the authors celebrate the life and work of Rod Bush as a friend, a comrade, and a revolutionary warrior. They locate Bush’s theory and practice of the interpenetration of Black struggle and class struggle within today’s transformative ...


Black Internationalism And Transnational Africa, Roderick D. Bush Jan 2019

Black Internationalism And Transnational Africa, Roderick D. Bush

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay authored by Roderick (Rod) Douglas Bush, titled “Black Internationalism and Transnational Africa,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). It is a reprint by permission of a previously published chapter under the same title in Globalization and Transnational Africa, edited Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome and Olufemi Vaughn (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). In this exploration of the relationship between his experiences as an African-American growing up in Jim Crow ...


About The Contributors Jan 2019

About The Contributors

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Editor’S Note: I Think; Therefore, I Don’T—Tackling The Enormity Of Intellectual Inadvertency, Mohammad H. Tamdgidi Sep 2013

Editor’S Note: I Think; Therefore, I Don’T—Tackling The Enormity Of Intellectual Inadvertency, Mohammad H. Tamdgidi

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This is the journal editor’s note to the Fall 2013 issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, entitled "Conversations with Enrique Dussel on Anti-Cartesian Decoloniality and Pluriversal Transmodernity." In his invitation for a South-South philosophical dialogue as a prelude to a broader global philosophical conversation to advance anti-Cartesian decoloniality and pluriversal transmodernity, Dussel aptly forewarns those from the South embarking on such a conversation to become aware of and avoid what he calls "inadvertent Eurocentricity." This cautious, self-critical reflexivity not only is indicative of the depth of the project being advanced by Dussel and how he ...


Justice After The Law: Paul Of Tarsus And The People Of Come, Eduardo Mendieta Sep 2013

Justice After The Law: Paul Of Tarsus And The People Of Come, Eduardo Mendieta

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This is a commentary on "The Liberatory Event of Paul Tarsus" by Enrique Dussel (2009), a part of the third volume of Dussel’s Politics of Liberation. The article’s author seeks to show how Dussel reads Paul in a dialectical way, in what we can call a prismatic hermeneutical way, namely, first by attending to the Sitz im Leben, the historical-interpretative, context in which Paul produced his own texts, and how that existential and historical situation continues to disrupt the Pauline texts; second, by attending to ways in which this Sitz im Leben, has been excluded, concealed and negated ...


Law, Globalisation, And Second Coming, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera Sep 2013

Law, Globalisation, And Second Coming, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

In the wake of the "war on terror" and the emergence of a global surveillance regime shrouded in secrecy during the first part of the 21st century, notions of "empire" and the "white man’s burden" (including "saving" the global economy, or behaving as global protector) are in the process of being rehabilitated in social theory, public law, human rights and global economics. Meanwhile, such principles as universal access to justice and equality are relegated to the dustbin of history, as if they were dangerous remnants of a previous period of history in which genuine aspirations to global justice resulted ...