Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century

Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century

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ISBN10: 0520273443 ISBN13: 9780520273443 Contributors: Labennett, Oneka (Editor); Pulido, Laura (Editor) Publisher: Univ of California Pr Published: Sep 1 2012 Pages: 380 Weight: 1.14lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

"This collection of essays marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Michael Omi and Howard Winant's Racial Formation in the United States demonstrates the importance and influence of the concept of racial formation. The range of disciplines, discourses, ideas, and ideologies makes for fascinating reading, demonstrating the utility and applicability of racial formation theory to diverse contexts, while at the same time presenting persuasively original extensions and elaborations of it. This is an important book, one that sums up, analyzes, and builds on some of the most important work in racial studies during the past three decades."--George Lipsitz, author of How Racism Takes Place "Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century is truly a state-of-the-field anthology, fully worthy of the classic volume it honors--timely, committed, sophisticated, accessible, engaging. The collection will be a boon to anyone wishing to understand the workings of race in the contemporary United States." --Matthew Frye Jacobson, Professor of American Studies, Yale University "This stimulating and lively collection demonstrates the wide-ranging influence and generative power of Omi and Winant's racial formation framework. The contributors are leading scholars in fields ranging from the humanities and social sciences to legal and policy studies. They extend the framework into new terrain, including non-U.S. settings, gender and sexual relations, and the contemporary warfare state. While acknowledging the pathbreaking nature of Omi and Winant's intervention, the contributors do not hesitate to critique what they see as limitations and omissions. This is a must-read for anyone striving to make sense of tensions and contradictions in racial politics in the U.S. and transnationally."--Evelyn Nakano Glenn, editor of Shades of Difference: Why Skin Color Matters

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