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Combining classical Marxism, psychoanalysis, and the new labor history pioneered by E. P. Thompson and Herbert Gutman, David Roediger’s widely acclaimed book provides an original study of the formative years of working-class racism in the United States. This, he argues, cannot be explained simply with reference to economic advantage; rather, white working-class racism is underpinned by a complex series of psychological and ideological mechanisms that reinforce racial stereotypes, and thus help to forge the identities of white workers in opposition to Blacks.

In an afterword to this new edition, Roediger discusses recent studies of whiteness and the changing face of labor itself. He surveys criticism of his work, accepting many objections whilst challenging others, especially the view that the study of working class racism implies a rejection of Marxism and radical politics.

Synopsis:

The Celestine Prophecyof whiteness studies.

Synopsis:

In an afterword to this new edition, Roediger discusses recent studies of whiteness and the changing face of labor itself. He surveys criticism of his work, accepting many objections whilst challenging others, especially the view that the study of working class racism implies a rejection of Marxism and radical politics.

Synopsis:

David Roediger's widely acclaimed book provides an original study of the formative years of working-class racism in the United States. In a lengthy new introduction, Rocdiger surveys recent scholarship on whiteness, and discusses the changing face of labor in the twenty-first century.

About the Author

David Roediger is Kendrick Babcock Chair of History at the University of Illinois. Among his books are Our Own Time: A History of American Labor and the Working Day (with Philip S. Foner), How Race Survived US History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon, and The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class. He is the editor of Fellow Worker: The Life of Fred Thompson, The North and Slavery and Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White as well as a new edition of Covington Hall’s Labor Struggles in the Deep South. His articles have appeared in New Left Review, Against the Current, Radical History Review, History Workshop Journal, The Progressive and Tennis.

Mike Davis is the author of several books including Planet of Slums, City of Quartz, Ecology of Fear, Late Victorian Holocausts, and Magical Urbanism. He was recently awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. He lives in Papa’aloa, Hawaii.

Michael Sprinker was Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His Imaginary Relations: Aesthetics and Ideology in the History of Historical Materialism and History and Ideology in Proust are also published by Verso. Together with Mike Davis, he founded Verso’s Haymarket Series and guided it until his death in 1999.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859842409
Subtitle:
Race and the Making of the American Working Class
Author:
Roediger, David R.
Author:
Sprinker, Michael
Author:
Davis, Mike
Publisher:
Verso
Location:
London ;
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Discrimination in employment
Subject:
Race discrimination
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
Slavery -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Working class whites
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Haymarket Series
Publication Date:
January 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
197
Dimensions:
9.22x6.10x.57 in. .69 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century

The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class (Haymarket)
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Product details 197 pages Verso - English 9781859842409 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Celestine Prophecyof whiteness studies.
"Synopsis" by , In an afterword to this new edition, Roediger discusses recent studies of whiteness and the changing face of labor itself. He surveys criticism of his work, accepting many objections whilst challenging others, especially the view that the study of working class racism implies a rejection of Marxism and radical politics.
"Synopsis" by , David Roediger's widely acclaimed book provides an original study of the formative years of working-class racism in the United States. In a lengthy new introduction, Rocdiger surveys recent scholarship on whiteness, and discusses the changing face of labor in the twenty-first century.
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