Racism, the City and the State

Racism, the City and the State

by Malcolm Cross
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415084318

ISBN-13: 9780415084314

Pub. Date: 12/22/1992

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The contributors to this volume address issues in urban social theory, contemporary cultural change and analysis of racial subordination in their examination of the relationship between racism, the city and the state. Focusing on the urban process of racialization, the

contributors demonstrate how the city sustains these profound divisions. Also addressed are such

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Overview

The contributors to this volume address issues in urban social theory, contemporary cultural change and analysis of racial subordination in their examination of the relationship between racism, the city and the state. Focusing on the urban process of racialization, the

contributors demonstrate how the city sustains these profound divisions. Also addressed are such related issues as the process by which ethnicity has become more powerful than social class for new migrants to California, as well as how the reconstruction of French capitalism has

contributed to the growth of right-wing popularism. They also show how urban space in the U.K. has, over the last two decades, been redefined in ways which sustain separation and racial inequality. In this climate, black minorities struggling for survival in Britain's cities are

inevitably seen as responsible for violence, crime, poverty and overcrowding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415084314
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/22/1992
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1Racism and the Postmodern City1
2Postmodernism and Utopia, an Unholy Alliance31
3'Polluting the Body Politic': Racist Discourse and Urban Location45
4The Postmodern City and the Social Construction of Ethnicity in California61
5Migration and the Racialization of the Postmodern City in France77
6From Equal Opportunity to 'The New Social Contract': Race and the Politics of the American 'Underclass'93
7Difference and Inequality: Postmodern Racial Politics in the United States108
8Residental Segregation and the Politics of Racialization128
9The Local Politics of Racial Equality: Policy Innovation and the Limits of Reform144
10Is Race Really the Sign of the Times Or Is Postmodernism Only Skin Deep? Black Sections and the Problem of Authority157
11Aspects of Nationalism and Black Identities in Post-Imperial Britain177
12From Punishment to Discipline? Racism, Racialization and the Policing of Social Control193
Bibliography210
Name index226
Subject index231

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