Race and Class Distinctions Within Black Communities

A Racial-Caste-in-Class

Edited by Paul Camy Mocombe, Carol Tomlin, Cecile Wright

© 2014 – Routledge

254 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2013-12-26
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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Theorizing about Black Practical Consciousness in the United States and United Kingdom 2. Industrial Modernity, Du Boisian Double Consciousness; Post-Industrialism, Postmodernity/Post-Structuralism and Intersectionality 3. Phenomenological Structuralism 4. A Phenomenological Structural Constitution of Modern Society: "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism" 5. Subject Constitution Within the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism of Industrial and Postindustrial Capitalism 6. The Constitution of Black America Within the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism 7. The Constitution of Black British Life Within the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism 8. The African-Americanization of the Black Diaspora in Globalization or the Contemporary Capitalist World-System 9. Conclusions

About the Editors

Paul Camy Mocombe is Professor of Philosophy and Sociology at West Virginia State University.

Carol Tomlin is a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at the University of Wolverhampton.

Cecile Wright is Professor of Sociology, Honorary academic, University of Nottingham.

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Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC050000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes
SOC056000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Black Studies (Global)