: The soul of inequality in american life

by Karen E Fields and Barbara J Fields
24th February, 2014

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Tackling the myth of a post-racial society

Most people assume that racism grows from a perception of human difference: the fact of race gives rise to the practice of racism. Sociologist Karen E. Fields and historian Barbara J. Fields argue otherwise: the practice of racism produces the illusion of race, through what they call racecraft. And this phenomenon is intimately entwined with other forms of inequality in American life. So pervasive are the devices of racecraft in American history, economic doctrine, politics, and everyday thinking that the presence of racecraft itself goes unnoticed.

That the promised post-racial age has not dawned, the authors argue, reflects the failure of Americans to develop a legitimate language for thinking about and discussing inequality. That failure should worry everyone who cares about democratic institutions.

Details & Specs

Author: Karen E Fields Barbara Jeanne Fields

Publisher: Verso

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781781683132

Publication Date: 24th February, 2014

Pages: 304

Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 20 mm

Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days

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