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The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class
David R Roediger
Combining classical Marxism, psychoanalysis, and the new working-class 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.
ISBN 13: 9781844671458 | ISBN 10: 1844671453
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