Housed in one handy volume for the first time are several of the seminal essays on W.E.B. Du Bois's contributions to sociology and critical social theory: from Du Bois as inventor of sociology of race, to Du Bois as the first sociologist of American religion; from Du Bois as a pioneer of urban and rural sociology, to Du Bois as innovator of sociology of gender and culture; and, finally, from Du Bois as groundbreaking sociologist of education and critical criminologist, to Du Bois as dialectical critic of the disciplinary decadence of sociology and the American academy. What this volume offers that is wholly innovative and distinctive is that it brings together the watershed work of classical and contemporary, male and female, black and white, national and international sociologists and social theorists with the express intent of creating critical inventories and thoroughly interrogating what has been included, and what has been excluded, when we come to W.E.B. Du Bois's contributions to the discipline of sociology. Unlike any other anthologies on Du Bois, this volume offers an excellent overview of the critical commentary on arguably one of the most imaginative and innovative, perceptive and prolific founders of the discipline of sociology. It will therefore be of interest to scholars and students not just in sociology, but also Africana studies, American studies, cultural studies, ethnic studies, gender studies and postcolonial studies, as well as "traditional" disciplines, such as, history, philosophy, political science, economics, education, and religion.

part I|90 pages

Du Bois and The Disciplinary Decadence of Sociology: Exploring Issues of Intellectual Historical Amnesia and Epistemic Apartheid

chapter 1|26 pages

W. E. B. DuBois: A Case in the Sociology of Sociological Negation

W. E. B. Dubois on Sociology
ByDan S. Green, Edwin D. Driver

chapter 3|30 pages

W. E. B. Du Bois Between Worlds

Berlin, Empirical Social Research, and the Race Question 1
ByBarrington S. Edwards

chapter 4|12 pages

W.E.B. Du Bois and the Atlanta University Studies on the Negro*

ByElliott M. Rudwick

part II|70 pages

Du Bois and the Early Development of Urban and Rural Sociology: The Philadelphia Negro and the Sociology of the Souls of Black Farming Folk

chapter 6|8 pages

W. E. B. Du Bois and The Atlanta Sociological Laboratory

ByEarl. Wright II

chapter 7|30 pages

The Early Social Science of W. E. B. Du Bois

ByRobert W. Williams

part III|92 pages

Du Bois and the Sociology of Race: The Sociology of the Souls of Black and White (Among Other) Folk

part IV|78 pages

Du Bois and the Sociology of Gender: ‘The Damnation of Women’ and the Sociology of the Souls of Black Female Folk

part V|98 pages

Du Bois and the Sociology of Religion: The Sociology of the Souls of Religious Black and White (Among Other) Folk

chapter 18|16 pages

The Sociology of Religion of W.E.B. Du Bois

ByPhil. Zuckerman*

chapter 19|20 pages

Du Bois and the Sociology of Religion: Rediscovering a Founding Figure*

ByRobert A. Wortham

chapter 21|30 pages

W.E.B. Du Bois, The Black Church, and The Sociological Study of Religion

ByRobert A. Wortham

part VI|60 pages

Du Bois and the Sociology of Education and Crime: Critiquing the (Mis)Education and Criminalization of Black (Among Other) Folk

chapter 22|18 pages

W.E.B. Du Bois: His Evolving Theory Of Education

ByMyrtle G. Glascoe

chapter 24|16 pages

Du Bois and the Role of the Educated Elite

ByRutledge M. Dennis