- Paperback: 328 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 19, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0742540820
- ISBN-13: 978-0742540828
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,153,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis: A Living Black Chicago History
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Race and racism have a continuing and profound influence in shaping all aspects of American life. Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis not only captures the pernicious impact racism has as an ideological and structural force, but illuminates with clarity, power, and imagination the way in which it is lived and struggled over at the level of daily life. Street has produced what may be one of the most important accounts of both the causes and effects of racism amid vast material inequities in one of America's most important cities. Paul Street has become an essential figure as a critical commentator on race in the United States. This book should be read by everyone who believes in racial justice, democracy, and hope for the future. (Henry A. Giroux, McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest)
a bracing look at what has and has not changed in Chicago, Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis is worth the time. (Colorlines)
Paul Street has long written some of the most compelling studies of race and class in Chicago history. At the same time he has produced critical material on how structural racism works today and on how public policies and social movements can produce hope and change. This marvelous book brings past and present together, showing just how the glitter of global Chicago rests on and reproduces injustice. (David Roediger, Babcock Professor of History and African American Studies, University of Illinois, and author of History Against Misery)
About the Author
Paul Street was the Vice President for Research and Planning and Director of Research at The Chicago Urban League and is currently an independent policy researcher and journalist in Iowa City. He is the author of Empire and Inequality: America and the World Since 9/11 and Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in the Post-Civil Rights Era. Street writes regularly for Z Magazine, Black Agenda Report, and Dissident Voice.
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