Periods of time characterized by large scale social change encourage reinterpretations of the meanings of categories like race and class, strategies for their reproduction, and their relationship to one another as social structures. The racialized nature of class identities makes movements which attempt to redistribute class resources along racial lines a challenge to both racial boundaries and class boundaries, highlighting their intersection through the strategies and resources associated with social reproduction.
Joseph O. Jewell is an associate professor of sociology at Texas A&M University, where he specializes in sociology of education, historical sociology and race/ethnic relations. His work explores historical intersections between race, class, and gender in the United States.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Race, Class Formation and Social Reform Chapter 2 "Open and Urgent Fields of Labor": The American Missionary Association, Race, and Social Reform in the Black South Chapter 3 "Up From Slavery": Structural and Cultural Foundations of Atlanta's Black Middle Class, 1870-1900 Chapter 4 "Black Ivy": Education, Race, and Class at Storrs Free School and Atlanta University Chapter 5 "From 'Black Sheep' to 'Dusky Shepherds'": Missionary Religion and the Making of a Black Middle Class Elite Chapter 6 Conclusion: Race, Reform and Re-Making the Middle Class: A Theoretical Essay