Racial Formation in the United States: From the 1960s to the 1990s

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Psychology Press, 1994 - Social Science - 226 pages
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First published in 1986, Racial Formation in the United States is considered a classic in the literature on race and ethnicity. Critical of the reductionism and unidimensionality of paradigms through which race had long been understood, the authors developed a new theory that defines race as an organizing principle of American society, one that both structures and gives meaning to social action, institutional dynamics, even personal experience. This second edition builds upon and updates Omi and Winant's groundbreaking research. In addition to a preface to the new edition, the book provides a more detailed account of the theory of racial formation processes, and includes material on the historical development of race, the question of racism, race-class-gender interrelationships, and everyday life. A final chapter updates the developments in American racial politics up to the present, focusing on such key events as the 1992 Presidential election, the Los Angeles riots, and the Clinton administration's racial politics and policies.
  

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The fetishization of racism as an individual perversion obscures institutional racism. Omi and Winant's is a structural argument that challenges that. They want to bring institutions back into racial ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Parti
9
Class
24
Nation
36
Toward a Racial Formation Perspective
48
The Racial State
77
The Great Transformation
95
Race and Reaction
113
Conclusion
137
Closing Pandoras Box
145
Notes
161
Index
215
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