Race Struggles

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Theodore Koditschek, Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua, Helen A. Neville
University of Illinois Press, 2009 - History - 339 pages
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The essays in this collection start with the premise that although race, like class and gender, is socially constructed, all three categories have been shaped profoundly by their context in a capitalist society. Race, in other words, is a historical category that develops not only in dialectical relation to class and gender but also in relation to the material conditions in which all three are forged. In addition to discussing and analyzing various dimensions of the African American experience, contributors also consider the ways in which race plays itself out in the experience of Asian Americans and in the very different geopolitical environments of the British Empire and postcolonial Africa.



Contributors are Pedro Cab n, Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua, David Crockett, Theodore Koditschek, Scott Kurashige, Clarence Lang, Minkah Makalani, Helen A. Neville, Ibitola O. Pearce, David Roediger, Monica M. White, and Jeffrey Williams.
 

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Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua, Theo and 'crew' have embarked on a journey that leads to the road rarely taken when analyzing the historical relationship between race exploitation and capitalism. They have given us the literary 'boot camp' and painful truths we must endure in order to challenge and dismantle the system of white domination. It is a right for us to go through this 'rite' in order for us to appreciate what they write.  

Contents

Racial Structures
1
Black Racial Formation and Transformation
9
Capitalism Race and Evolution in Imperial Britain 18501900
48
Globalization and the Cycle of Violence in Africa
80
White without End? The Abolition of Whiteness
98
Racial Ideology and Identity m
111
Benjamin Brawley and the Aesthetics of Racial Uplift
179
Struggle
205
Japanese American
211
Between Civil Rights Black Power and
231
African American
260
An Essay on the Politics
286
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Theodore Koditschek is an associate professor of history at the University of Missouri. Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua is an associate professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Helen A. Neville is a professor of educational psychology and African American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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