The wages of whiteness : race and the making of the American working class

by David R. Roediger

Paper Book, 1991

Description

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.

Status

Available

Call number

305.8/00973

Tags

Publication

London ; New York : Verso, 1991.

User reviews

LibraryThing member nico_macdonald
Recommended by Alastair Harper in the Guardian (UK)

Awards

Language

Original publication date

1991-11-01

ISBN

0860913341 / 9780860913344
Page: 0.1178 seconds