Race and Class Distinctions Within Black Communities: A Racial-Caste-in-Class

1st Edition

Paul Camy Mocombe, Carol Tomlin, Cecile Wright

Published December 26, 2013
Reference - 254 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415714372 - CAT# Y155761
Series: Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

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This book offers both a philosophical and sociological model for understanding the constitution of identity in general, and black social identity in particular, without reverting to either a social or racial deterministic view of identity construction. Using a variant of structuration theory (phenomenological structuralism) this work, against contemporary postmodern and post-structural theories, seeks to offer a dialectical understanding of the constitution of black American and British life within the class division and social relations of production of the global capitalist world-system, while accounting for black social agency. 

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