Race and Ideology: Language, Symbolism, and Popular Culture / Edition 1

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Overview

Race and Ideology reveals how various strands of racial thinking and behavior are crucial for maintaining the unequal distribution of wealth that is more pronounced in the U.S. than in any other advanced industrial country. Though primarily concerned with the U.S., this collection contains chapters on other societies in order to highlight commonalties and the global nature of the race/color problem.

This book proposes a new understanding of racism by examining a variety of issues that show how racism and colorism, along with other forms of oppression, are interconnected and maintained by language, symbolism, and popular culture. It includes such topics as how blackness is the symbolic bottom of the U.S. social structure; how the teaching of language and culture can be a tool for understanding inequality; and how the media contribute to the dissemination of stereotypes of people of color.

Race and Ideology offers provocative ideas that must be confronted if we are to construct an understanding of racism that can be useful for social change.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814324547
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: African American Life Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur K. Spears is a professor of linguistics and anthropology at

City College, CUNY.

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Table of Contents

Preface 7
Race and Ideology: An Introduction 11
I Linguistic, Symbolic, and Institutional Manifestations
Teaching "Minorities" about Language and Culture 61
Language and Labor in Papua New Guinea 83
The Native Language as a Medium of Instruction: An Issue Revisited 93
The Symbolic Function of the Gypsy Myth 105
Racism in Professional Settings: Forms of Address as Clues to Power Relations 115
Prison Labor: Racism and Rhetoric 133
II Popular Culture
Straightness, Whiteness, and Masculinity: Reflections on "Miami Vice" 167
Colorstruck at the Movies: New Jack City 181
Rap in the African-American Music Tradition: Cultural Assertion and Continuity 197
Afterword: Thoughts for a Pragmatic Theory of Race/Racism 225
Contributors 231
Index 233
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