Racism: Essential Readings

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This unique collection brings together selections from the work that has defined our understanding of racism. Every significant contribution to the analysis of racism over the past 50 years are comprised in this one book, including extracts from Myrdal's An American Dilemma, Cox's Marxist theory, Carmichael and Hamilton's introduction of the term 'institutional racism' and recent textual analyses. Ordered chronologically, so that the reader can work through the narrative of changes coherently, each contribution is introduced by the editors and the whole collection is bound together by introductory and concluding chapters.

The result is an unparalleled teaching and study resource. No other book presents the highlights

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761971962
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/5/2002
  • Series: Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Pages: 422
  • Product dimensions: 6.84 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Negro Race and European Civilization 1
2 The Psychology of American Race Prejudice 10
3 Social Pathology: Obstacles to Social Participation 18
4 Black Reconstruction in America: An Essay Toward a History of the Part Which Black Folk Played in the Attempt to Reconstruct Democracy in America, 1860-1880 27
5 An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy 35
6 Caste, Class, and Race: A Study in Social Dynamics 49
7 Race and Nationality in American Life 75
8 The Authoritarian Personality 81
9 The Idea of Racialism: Its Meaning and History 91
10 Man's Most Dangerous Myth: The Fallacy of Race 98
11 Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America 111
12 Race and Ethnicity: A Sociological Perspective 122
13 Racism and the Class Struggle: Further Pages from a Black Worker's Notebook 129
14 White Racism: A Psychohistory 136
15 Racially Separate or Together? 141
16 A Rap on Race 154
17 Portraits of White Racism 163
18 Essence, Accident, and Race 173
19 The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation 181
20 The Declining Significance of Race: Blacks and Changing American Institutions 188
21 Introduction to Black Studies 209
22 Reflections on American Racism 217
23 Problems in the Marxist Project of Theorizing Race 225
24 Blacks and Other Racial Minorities: The Significance of Color in Inequality 237
25 Scientific Racism: Reflections on Peer Review, Science and Ideology 247
26 There's More to Racism than Black and White 272
27 Shadows of Race and Class 277
28 The Race Relations Problematic 286
29 Dysconscious Racism: Ideology, Identity, and the Miseducation of Teachers 295
30 Origins of the Myth of Race 304
31 Talking about Race, Learning about Racism: The Application of Racial Identity Development Theory in the Classroom 311
32 The Retreat of Scientific Racism: Changing Concepts of Race in Britain and the United States between the World Wars 326
33 When Black First Became Worth Less 336
34 Conceptualizing Racisms: Social Theory, Politics and Research 346
35 The Invention of the White Race: Racial Oppression and Social Control 357
36 The Science and Politics of Racial Research 380
37 The Racist Mind: Portraits of American Neo-Nazis and Klansmen 386
38 The Recovery of Race in America 396
Conclusion 408
Index 414
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