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By Andrew L. Barlow

ISBN-10: 0585466688

ISBN-13: 9780585466682

ISBN-10: 0742516199

ISBN-13: 9780742516199

Globalization is remodeling societies all over in paradoxical and contradictory methods. This booklet examines globalization's impression on race within the usa because the mid-1970s. On one hand, globalization is growing stipulations that help intensified efforts to assert white privileges. yet globalization additionally creates new percentages for anti-racist activities, and hence the aptitude to undermine racial privileges. Globalization is therefore reworking the terrain of all racial tasks within the usa. This e-book is an unique contribution to the research of race. It offers a structural research of race, and a technique for connecting international to nationwide and native racial techniques. Written in a full of life and level-headed sort, this e-book is a choice to motion in a time of worry and wish.

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A new form of racialized social relations had come into being. Before the 1950s, whites could only privilege themselves relative to people of color by active state intervention and explicit racist ideology. 51T h e creation of mass suburbs for whites set in place the beginning of a true white habitus, in which whites could and did live their lives without interacting with people of color (except the home service workers). This white habitus was further reinforced by white colleges and workplaces.

Where the Jim Crow system of segregation relied o n law to keep the races separate in geographical areas that were somewhat integrated, the suburbs structured racial segregation into spatial arrangements in a more complete way. Legal housing discrimination by government and private developers enabled the suburban developers to guarantee new home buyers-often workers with modest incomes and no assets-the privileges of whiteness. People growing up in suburbs reported that virtually n o people of color attended their schools or lived in their neighborhoods.

Blackwell, 2000), 37-54. 4. See chapter 3. 5. Max Weber, Economy and Society, vol. 1 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978), 212-226. 26 - Chapter One 6. Daniel Bell, The Coming of Post-industrial Society (New York Basic, 1973). 7. Talcott Parsons, “Evolutionary Universals in Society,” American Sociological Review 29 (1964): 339-357; S. N. : Prentice-Hall, 1966). 8. Seymour Martin Lipset, The First New Nation (New York: Basic, 1963). 9. Arthur M. , The Disuniting of America (New York: Norton, 1992), 14.

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