9781844679942-1844679942-Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life

Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life

ISBN-13: 9781844679942
ISBN-10: 1844679942
Edition: 1
Author: Fields, Barbara J., Fields, Karen
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Verso
Format: Hardcover 310 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781844679942
ISBN-10: 1844679942
Edition: 1
Author: Fields, Barbara J., Fields, Karen
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Verso
Format: Hardcover 310 pages

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Acknowledged authors Fields, Barbara J., Fields, Karen wrote Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life comprising 310 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1844679942 and 9781844679942. Since then Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

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