Race in the Mind of America

Race in the Mind of America

Internationally recognized psychologist Paul L. Wachtel sheds new light on the psychological foundations of our nation's racial impasse and applies his pathbreaking "vicious circle" approach to help resolve it.

Author: Paul L. Wachtel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135963491

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Internationally recognized psychologist Paul L. Wachtel sheds new light on the psychological foundations of our nation's racial impasse and applies his pathbreaking "vicious circle" approach to help resolve it. This timely and fascinating analysis shows how the ways we attempt to cope with racial tensions and inequalities often lead to the perpetuation of our difficulties rather than their resolution. Understanding the ironies that characterize contemporary race relations is the first step toward extricating our nation from the vicious circle. Both controversial and healing, Race in the Mind of America challenges the orthodoxies that shape black and white opinion and liberal and conservative policies while sensitively exploring the way the world looks to both sides and why it looks that way. Wachtel probes the daily experiences of blacks and whites, shedding new light on how individual experiences and larger social, historical and economic forces continually re-create each other. In illustrating how blacks and whites get caught in vicious circles that sustain the very behaviors and attitudes they wish would change, Wachtel also points toward the concrete solutions to our seemingly enduring dilemmas and shows how to move beyond the adversarial rhetoric that divides us.
Categories: Social Science

The Black Image in the White Mind

The Black Image in the White Mind

This text offers a look at the racial patterns in the mass media and how they shape the ambivalent attitudes of whites toward blacks. One of The Progressive's Best Books of 2000.

Author: Robert M. Entman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226210766

Category: Political Science

Page: 305

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Living in a segregated society, white Americans learn about African Americans through the images the media show. This text offers a look at the racial patterns in the mass media and how they shape the ambivalent attitudes of whites toward blacks.
Categories: Political Science

The Great Fear

The Great Fear

Author: Gary B. Nash

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002582727

Category: United States

Page: 214

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Categories: United States

Race in Mind

Race in Mind

(New York: Norton, 1996); Bruce Dain, A Hideous Monster of the Mind: American Race Theory in the Early Republic (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002); Paul Spickard, Almost All Aliens: Immigration, ...

Author: Paul Spickard

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 9780268182007

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

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These essays analyze how race affects people's lives and relationships in all settings, from the United States to Great Britain and from Hawaiʻi to Chinese Central Asia. They contemplate the racial positions in various societies of people called Black and people called White, of Asians and Pacific Islanders, and especially of those people whose racial ancestries and identifications are multiple. Here for the first time are Spickard's trenchant analyses of the creation of race in the South Pacific, of DNA testing for racial ancestry, and of the meaning of multiplicity in the age of Barack Obama.
Categories: Social Science

Old Labor and New Immigrants in American Political Development

Old Labor and New Immigrants in American Political Development

8 Race analogies and race theory brought race logic into the core of trade unionism; meanwhile the labor-market anxieties ... of Labor,” in Gary B. Nash and Richard Weiss, eds., The Great Fear: Race in the Mind of America (1970), I 15.

Author: Gwendolyn Mink

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501742699

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Why have American politics developed differently from politics in Europe? Generations of scholars and commentators have wondered why organized labor in the United States did not acquire a broad-based constituency or form an autonomous labor party. In this innovative and insightful book, Gwendolyn Mink finds new answers by approaching this question from a different angle: she asks what determined union labor's political interests and how those interests influenced the political role forged by the American Federation of Labor. At bottom, Mink argues, the demographic dynamics of industrialization produced a profound racial response to economic change among organized labor. This response shaped the AFL's political strategy and political choices. In her account of the unique role played by labor in politics prior to the New Deal, Mink focuses on the ways in which the organizational and political interests of the AFL were mediated by the national issue of immigration and links the AFL's response to immigration to its conservative stance in and toward politics. She investigates the political impact of a labor market split between union and nonunion, old and new immigrant workers; of dramatic demographic change; and of nativism and racism. Mink then elucidates the development of trade-union political interests, ideology, and strategy; the movement of the AFL into established state and party structures; and the consequent separation of the AFL from labor's social base.
Categories: Political Science

The White Image in the Black Mind

The White Image in the Black Mind

Reversing the focus of such fundamental studies as George Fredrickson's The Black Image in the White Mind, Bay investigates this mystery.

Author: Mia Bay

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195100457

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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How did African-American slaves view their white masters? As gods, monsters, or another race entirely? Did nineteenth-century black Americans ever come to regard white Americans as innately superior? If not, why not? Mia Bay traces African-American perceptions of whites between 1830 and 1925 to depict America's shifting attitudes about race in a period that saw slavery, emancipation, Reconstruction, and urban migration. Much has been written about how the whites of this time viewed blacks, and about how blacks viewed themselves, but the ways in which blacks saw whites have remained a historical and intellectual mystery. Reversing the focus of such fundamental studies as George Fredrickson's The Black Image in the White Mind, Bay investigates this mystery. In doing so, she elucidates a wide range of thinking about whites by blacks, intellectual and unlettered, male and female, and free and enslaved.
Categories: Social Science

Law and the Modern Mind

Law and the Modern Mind

the Negro, 1550–1812 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1968); Bruce R. Dain, A Hideous Monster of the Mind: American Race Theory in the Early Republic (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002).

Author: Susanna L. Blumenthal

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674495531

Category: Law

Page:

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Headline-grabbing murders are not the only cases in which sanity has been disputed in the American courtroom. Susanna Blumenthal traces this litigation, revealing how ideas of human consciousness, agency, and responsibility have shaped American jurisprudence as judges struggled to reconcile Enlightenment rationality with new sciences of the mind.
Categories: Law

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Spurious Issues: Race and Multiracial Identity Politics in the United States. Boulder co: Westview, 1999. Spencer, Stephen. ... “The Illogic of American Racial Categories. ... and American Identity.” In Spickard, Race in Mind, 330–75.

Author: Molly Littlewood McKibbin

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496212306

Category: History

Page: 366

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"In Shades of Gray Molly Littlewood McKibbin offers a social and literary history of multiracialism in the twentieth-century United States" --
Categories: History

African American Environmental Thought

African American Environmental Thought

38. Nathaniel Shaler , " Nature and Man in America , " Scribner's Magazine 8 ( 1890 ) : 360 . 39. Ibid . , 361–363 , 365. See also McDougall , The Group Mind , 303 ; Grant , The Passing of the Great Race , 169–171 . 40.

Author: Kimberly K. Smith

Publisher: American Political Thought (Un

ISBN: UOM:39015069356387

Category: Nature

Page: 257

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Examines the works of Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, and several other canonical figures, to uncover a rich and vital tradition of black environmental thought from the abolition movement through the Harlem Renaissance. Provides the first careful linkage of the early conservation movement to black history, the first detailed description of black agrarianism, and the first analysis of scientific racism as an environmental theory.
Categories: Nature