Twenty years since the publication of its last edition and more than thirty years since the publication of the original book, Michael Omi and Howard Winant are pleased to offer the third edition of Racial Formation in the United States (July 2014). The book has been substantially revised, but our overall purpose and vision remains the same: to provide an account of how concepts of race are created and transformed, how they become the focus of political conflict, and how they come to shape and permeate both identities and institutions. The steady journey of the U.S. toward a majority nonwhite population, the ongoing evisceration of the political legacy of the early post-World War II civil rights movement, the initiation of the ‘war on terror’ with its attendant Islamophobia, the rise of a mass immigrants rights movement, the formulation of race/class/gender ‘intersectionality’ theories, and the election and reelection of a black President of the United States are some of the many new racial conditions Racial Formation now covers. To order a copy of this book, go to: the Routledge flyer here.
"The Dark Matter: Race and Racism in the Twentieth Century"
"Racial Formation Rules -- Continuity, Instability, and Change" (with Michael Omi)
"W.E.B. Du Bois: Posthumous Letter of Recommendation for a Distinguished Professorship in Sociology and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania"
"Foreword," in The Nation and Its Peoples: Citizens, Denizens, Migrants
"Interview - Howard Winant," in Katy Sian, ed., Postcolonial Thinkers
"Foreword," in Dixon and Burdick, eds. A New Hemispheric Blackness
"Dialectics of the Veil"
"Constructing and Resisting the New World (Racial) Order"
"Racism Today: Continuity and Change in the Post-Civil Rights Era"
"Babylon_System: The Continuity of Slavery"
"The Souls of Sociologists"
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Soc 294 - Special Topics: Sociology of Neoliberalism
Voice of the Shuttle-Minority Studies
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
RaceSci: History of Race in Science
The African Diaspora on the Internet
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Social Justice Movements - Working Guide
World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance - United Nations
Applied Research Center/Colorlines/RaceWire
Research and Data Sources in Sociology
American Sociological Association home page
UCSB Department of Sociology
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