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Fighting in the Streets: Ethnic Succession and Urban Unrest in Twentieth-Century America First Edition Edition

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ISBN-10: 082047455X
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«Herman develops a powerful theory of racial violence that is as applicable to the early as late 20th century, and will be essential to understanding any future outbreaks of racial violence. A must read for anyone interested in the origins of American race riots in particular, and global racial and ethnic violence in general.» (Albert J. Bergesen, Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona)
«Using sophisticated mapping and statistical techniques to compare several cases of urban ethnic violence that took place in 20th century America, Herman unlocks the fundamental combination of circumstances that fostered urban unrest during three presumably distinct periods in American history. Applying a uniform method to cases from each cycle of collective violence, World War One through World War Two, the 1960s, and the 1980s through 1990s, Herman shows that while surface circumstances surrounding urban riots vary greatly, the root causes do not. Rich historical descriptions both supplement and confirm the quantitative analyses, providing context to explain how rapid changes in population combine with economic inequalities to produce episodes of racial/ethnic conflict. Herman’s writing is fluid, and fully convincing. This book is a must read for students of urban politics and collective violence.» (Bert Useem, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Social Research at the University of New Mexico)

About the Author

The Author: Max Herman is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University-Newark. He received his B.A. from Tufts University in Political Science and Social Psychology, his M.A. in Sociology from Yale University, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Arizona. In additional to his current position at Rutgers, Dr. Herman has taught at Rice University and Oberlin College. In addition to studying urban unrest his current interests include Black-Jewish relations and Witness Behavior during the 1950’s Red Scare.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.; First Edition edition (September 29, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082047455X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0820474557
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,371,526 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Prof Herman does a wonderful job tying the disparate threads of various ethnic riots. He does not pander or oversimplify. Highly recommended for students of the field.
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