The World Is a Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since World War II

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Basic Books, Apr 29, 2009 - History
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The World Is a Ghetto compares post-World War II racial dynamics in four countries or regions: the United States, South Africa, Brazil, and the European Union. Howard Winant argues that race remains crucial both for contemporary politics and for concepts of identity and culture. By investigating how economic development, labor processes, the ideals of democracy and popular sovereignty, patterns of social stratification, and even concepts of social and individual identity have been affected by the role race has played in the modern global democracy, Winant provides a new critique of racial exclusion and inequality.An invaluable tool for understanding the role of race in contemporary global politics, The World Is a Ghetto provides a sobering history of the real successes of movements for racial justice and democracy both in the U.S. and globally.
  

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I think this would be really interesting, but my attention span is shot. I tried to read it four times, and four times I fell asleep. I'm giving up. :( Read full review

Contents

Introduction
2
The Historical Sociology of Race
20
Learning to Catch Hell Race and Modernity
38
The Empire Strikes Back Resistance to Racial Rule
52
NineteenthCentury Nightmares TwentiethCentury Dreams
84
Notes on the Postwar Break
134
United States The End of the Innocence
148
South Africa When the System Has Fallen
178
Brazil Back to the Future
220
Europe The Phantom Menace
250
Conclusion Millennium Arrives?
290
Notes
318
Bibliography
372
Index
414
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