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The Political Economy of Racism - Melvin Leiman

The Political Economy of Racism

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Published: 1st July 2010
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"Informed and interesting. Students and scholars of all theoretical stripes will enjoy and benefit from this work...There is much that will appeal to anyone interested in learning the roots of racial discrimination in American society...a thoughtful, comprehensive, and provocative book." Contemporary Sociology

"A welcome construction of a materialist explanation fior the persistence of racism." Journal of Economic Literature

This important book examines race through the lens of economic and institutional realities, from antebellum slavery to present-day ongoing racial disparities. Leiman argues that institutional racism---beyond simply individual prejudice or misunderstanding---has been, and continues to remain, a central factor in American life. Housing, jobs, the criminal justice system, and every realm of social relations in the United States have been scarred by racial disperity and injustice.

Leiman argues that the persistence of racism functions as a disciplinary mechanism of social control in an unequal society where money and power have frequently been threatened by interracial social struggle.

"A welcome construction of a materialist explanation for the persistence of racism." --Journal of Economic Literature "Informed and interesting. Students and scholars of all theoretical stripes will enjoy and benefit from this work... There is much that will appeal to anyone interested in learning the roots of racial discrimination in American society... a thoughful, comprehensive, and provocative book." --Contemporary Sociology

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Historical Background of Black Discriminationp. 13
The Economic Facts of Lifep. 88
Radical Critique of the Political Economy of Racismp. 146
Orthodox Critiques of Discriminationp. 196
The Politics of Discriminationp. 259
Black-White Labor Unity: An Impossible Dream?p. 308
Notes Toward a Comparison of Gender and Race Discriminationp. 336
Notes and Referencesp. 344
Bibliographyp. 395
Indexp. 411
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ISBN: 9781608460663
ISBN-10: 1608460665
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1