Globalization is transforming societies everywhere in paradoxical and contradictory ways. This book examines globalization's impact on race in the United States since the mid-1970s. On one hand, globalization is creating conditions that support intensified efforts to claim white privileges. But globalization also creates new possibilities for anti-racist movements, and thus the potential to undermine racial privileges. Globalization is thus transforming the terrain of all racial projects in the United States. This book is an original contribution to the study of race. It provides a structural analysis of race, and a methodology for connecting global to national and local racial processes. Written in a lively and down to earth style, this book is a call to action in a time of fear and hope.
Andrew L. Barlow, a long-time civil rights activist, is visiting associate professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, and professor of sociology at Diablo Valley College.
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: The Backdrop Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Rediscovering Race in the Global Era Chapter 4 Chapter 2: The Best and the Whitest: Racism and the Middle Class Social Order (1945 - 1975) Part 5 Part II: Globalization and Racism Chapter 6 Chapter 3: Market Globalization and Social Crisis Chapter 7 Chapter 4: It's "Ours": Globalization and The Racialization of Space Chapter 8 Chapter 5: It's "Mine": Globalization, Racism, and the Erosion of Social Responsibility Part 9 Part III: Globalization and the Search for Racial Justice in the United States Chapter 10 Chapter 6: Possible Futures of Racial Justice in the Global Era Chapter 11 Chapter 7: Globalization and the Revitalization of the Civil Rights Movement Chapter 12 Conclusion