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 now considered a classic in the literature on race and ethnicity. 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. It 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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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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