Departmental Papers (ASC)

Document Type

Review

Date of this Version

3-2010

Publication Source

Du Bois Review

Volume

7

Issue

1

Start Page

35

Last Page

39

DOI

10.1017/S1742058X10000019

Abstract

“Race is the modality in which class is lived” (Hall et al., 1978, p. 394). That's how Stuart Hall evocatively put it, emphasizing the extent to which class relations can actually and substantively “function as race relations” for working class Black Brits (and others). He was arguing, amongst other things, against the neatly reified distinctions scholars traditionally policed between class-based analyses and racial ones.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Copyright © W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research 2010 http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1742058X10000019

Comments

Review of the books:

  1. Michelle R. Boyd, Jim Crow Nostalgia: Reconstructing Race in Bronzeville. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.
  2. Karyn R. Lacy, Blue-Chip Black: Race, Class and Status in the New Black Middle Class. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2007.
  3. Mary Pattillo, Black on the Block: The Politics of Race and Class in the City. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

 

Date Posted: 09 October 2014

This document has been peer reviewed.