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Essential Readings

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Race & Ethnicity

February 2002 | 422 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This unique collection brings together selections from the work that has defined our understanding of racism. Every significant contribution to the analysis of racism over the past 50 years are comprised in this one book, including extracts from Myrdal's An American Dilemma, Cox's Marxist theory, Carmichael and Hamilton's introduction of the term `institutional racism' and recent textual analyses. Ordered chronologically, so that the reader can work through the narrative of changes coherently, each contribution is introduced by the editors and the whole collection is bound together by introductory and concluding chapters. The result is an unparalleled teaching and study resource. No other book presents the highlights, range and complexity of the various attempts to unravel racism, in such a comprehensive and panoramic way.

Paul S Reinsch
The Negro Race and European Civilization
George W Ellis
The Psychology of American Race Prejudice
Stuart Alfred Queen and Jenette Row Gruener
Social Pathology
Obstacles to Social Participation

W E B Du Bois
Black Reconstruction in America
An Essay toward a History of the Part Which Black Folk Played in the Attempt to Reconstruct Democracy in America 1860-1880

Gunnar Mydral
An American Dilemma
The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy

Oliver Cromwell Cox
Caste, Class and Race
A Study in Social Dynamics

Oscar Handlin
Race and Nationality in American Life
T W Adorno et al
The Authoritarian Personality
Louis L Snyder
The Idea of Racialism
Its Meaning and History

Ashley Montagu
Man's Most Dangerous Myth
The Fallacy of Race

Stokely Carmichael and Charles V Hamilton
Black Power
The Politics of Liberation in America

Pierre L van den Berghe
Race and Ethnicity
A Sociobiological Perspective

James Boggs and Grace Lee Boggs
Racism and the Class Struggle
Further Pages from a Black Worker's Notebook

Joel Kovel
White Racism
A Psychohistory

Thomas F Pettigrew
Racially Separate or Together?
Margaret Mead and James Baldwin
A Rap on Race
David T Wellman
Portraits of White Racism
H M Bracken
Essence, Accident and Race
Frances Cress Welsing
The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation
William Julius Wilson
The Declining Significance of Race
Blacks and Changing American Institutions

Maulana Kerenga
Introduction to Black Studies
Paul M Sniderman and Philip E Tetlock
Reflections on American Racism
E San Juan Jr
Problems in the Marxist Project of Theorizing Race
Joe T Darden
Blacks and Other Racial Minorities
The Significance of Color in Inequality

Charles Leslie
Scientific Racism
Reflections on Peer Review, Science and Ideology

Elizabeth Martinez
There's More to Racism Than Black and White
Raymond S Franklin
Shadows of Race and Class
Michael Banton
The Race Relations Problematic
Joyce E King
Dysconscious Racism
Ideology, Identity and the Miseducation of Teachers

Doug Jenness
Origins of the Myth of Race
Beverly Daniel Tatum
Talking about Race, Learning about Racism
The Application of Racial Identity Development Theory in the Classroom

Elazar Barkan
The Retreat of Scientific Racism
Changing Concepts of Race in Britian and the United States between the World Wars

Anton L Allahar
When Black First Became Worth Less
John Solomos and Les Back
Conceptualizing Racisms
Social Theory, Politics and Research

Theodore W Allen
The Invention of the White Race
Racial Oppression and Social Control

William H Tucker
The Science and Politics of Racial Research
Raphael S Ezekiel
The Racist Mind
Portraits of American Neo-Nazis and Klansmen

Aaron David Gresson
The Recovery of Race in America

Very helpful compilation of Basic texts on racism theory for students of differenz Levels

Dr Gabriele Habinger
Dept of Social & Cultural Anthropoloy, University of Vienna
February 18, 2019

Excellent background information and the papers raise interesting debates with students. Thank you.

Miss Helen Carr
Dept of Health,Wellbeing & the family, Canterbury Christ Church University
January 11, 2012

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