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The Resource American history, race and the struggle for equality : an unfinished journey, Masaki Kawashima

American history, race and the struggle for equality : an unfinished journey, Masaki Kawashima

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American history, race and the struggle for equality : an unfinished journey
Title
American history, race and the struggle for equality
Title remainder
an unfinished journey
Statement of responsibility
Masaki Kawashima
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Powerfully synthesizing major currents in the field, this book addresses the issue of inequality across American politics and society, using race as a lens for the exploration of major themes in American history. It considers the concept of race as a social construction, against the background of the historical struggles for 'fairness' in a society based on the framework of democracy, whose principle is that majority's consent be necessary for the fulfillment of 'justice.' Foregrounding problems of race, capital, and political economy, it particularly examines the connections between race and class, the relationship of slavery and national politics, and the distinctive intellectual framework that Americans have developed to discuss 'race.' Offering a detailed account of civil rights legislation, an overview of immigration law and policy, and comprehensive overviews of debates about affirmative action, immigration, and the causes and solutions to racialized urban poverty, this book emphasizes what is distinctive about the United States and offers a unique comparative framework for thinking about America's racial past"--Provided by publisher
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Kawashima, Masaki,
Dewey number
305.896073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Racism
  • Minorities
  • Equality
Label
American history, race and the struggle for equality : an unfinished journey, Masaki Kawashima
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Introduction: the invention of "race" in the modern world system -- 2. Slavery and the early development of America -- 3. From the abolition to Jim Crow -- 4. The attainment of equality under the law -- 5. From the war on poverty to the quota system -- 6. New immigrants and the "underclass" -- 7. "Reverse discrimination" and "color-blind" racism -- 8. A retreat from the street to the courthouse and prison? -- 9. Toward a new affirmative action in a more diversified society -- 10. Conclusion: in search of a new coalition for the future
Control code
ocn967587918
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (300 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811019777
Note
SpringerLink
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)967587918
Label
American history, race and the struggle for equality : an unfinished journey, Masaki Kawashima
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Introduction: the invention of "race" in the modern world system -- 2. Slavery and the early development of America -- 3. From the abolition to Jim Crow -- 4. The attainment of equality under the law -- 5. From the war on poverty to the quota system -- 6. New immigrants and the "underclass" -- 7. "Reverse discrimination" and "color-blind" racism -- 8. A retreat from the street to the courthouse and prison? -- 9. Toward a new affirmative action in a more diversified society -- 10. Conclusion: in search of a new coalition for the future
Control code
ocn967587918
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (300 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811019777
Note
SpringerLink
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)967587918

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