Between Fear and Hope: Globalization and Race in the United States

Front Cover
Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - Political Science - 213 pages
0 Reviews
Globalization is transforming societies everywhere in paradoxical and contradictory ways. This book examines globalization's impact on race in the United States since the mid-1970s. On one hand, globalization is creating conditions that support intensified efforts to claim white privileges. But globalization also creates new possibilities for anti-racist movements, and thus the potential to undermine racial privileges. Globalization is thus transforming the terrain of all racial projects in the United States. This book is an original contribution to the study of race. It provides a structural analysis of race, and a methodology for connecting global to national and local racial processes. Written in a lively and down to earth style, this book is a call to action in a time of fear and hope.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Rediscovering Race in the Global Era
7
Modernity and the End of Racism Thesis
9
The Particularity of Race
11
Race and Society
13
Structured Racism in the Mass Society
16
Ethnicity Race and Racism
19
Methodological Issues
21
Conclusion
25
Antiimmigrant Politics and Globalization
95
The US War on Terrorism
102
Contested Spaces Contested Identities
104
Its Mine Globalization Racism and the Erosion of Social Responsibility
109
Personal Wealth and Race
111
Individual Educational Achievement and Racism
115
The War on Crime Individual Responsibility and Racism
121
Structured Racism in the Era of Globalization
127

The Best and the Whitest Racism and the MiddleClass Social Order 19451975
31
The Rise of the MiddleClass Social Order 19451975
32
The Erosion of Jim Crow Racism in the 1940s and 1950s
35
Suburbanization and the Structuring of Racial Privilege 19451960
37
Mass Educational Credentials and the Structuring of Racial Privileges
42
The Structuring of Race and the MiddleClass Social Order
47
Globalization and Racism
55
Market Globalization and Social Crisis
57
Globalization Technology and Markets
58
Inequality and Market Globalization
63
Globalization and Immigration
68
Globalization and NationStates
71
The Destabilization of the MiddleClass Social Order
75
Globalization and Racism
78
Its Ours Globalization and the Racialization of Space
83
The Creation of Racialized Space in the United States
84
Globalization and the Unleashing of the White Suburbs
86
Trends of Globalization Undermining Localism
93
Globalization and the Search for Racial Justice in the United States
133
Finding Hope in the Era of Globalization
135
Possible Futures of Racial Justice in the Global Era
139
Civil Rights the Defense of Democracy and Racial Justice
143
International Accords Human Rights and Racial Justice
147
WorkingClass Solidarity and Antiracist Politics
152
Ethnic Politics and Globalization
156
The Possible Futures of Antiracist Politics in the Global Era
160
Globalization and the Revitalization of the Civil Rights Movement
167
The Civil Rights Movement and the MiddleClass Social Order 19551975
169
The Civil Rights Movement in the Era of Globalization
175
The Relationship between Community Power and State Power in the Era of Globalization
179
The Campaign to Stop Proposition 209 in California 19941996
184
Finding Hope in a Time of Fear
187
Selected Bibliography
193
Index
203
About the Author
213
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 4 - Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial "outside agitator

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2003)

Andrew L. Barlow, a long-time civil rights activist, is visiting associate professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, and professor of sociology at Diablo Valley College.

Bibliographic information