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Description - Dark Thoughts by Charles C. Lemert

Prominent sociologist Charles Lemert compellingly argues that race is the central feature of modern culture; this was true for the twentieth century and it will be true for the twenty-first. If we want to understand how the world works, Lemert explains, we must understand the centrality of race in our lives and in the foundation of our society. We must also be able to face up to what we've done to one another in the name of race. In his characteristically engaging prose, the book tells of the important moments of the twentieth century through the writings of such major figures as W. E. B. Du Bois, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Anna Julia Cooper, Nella Larson, and Malcolm X, always with an eye to the complicated ways that race weaves itself through the fabric of our lives. In short vignettes before each chapter Lemert also shares his own complicated history with race - from his boyhood of being raised by two mothers, one white and one Black, to his recent adoption of a bi-racial daughter. Dark Thoughts reflects the most urgent social issues at the beginning of the twenty-first century: race relations, multiculturalism, and social justice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415934442
ISBN-10: 0415934443
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles C. Lemert

Charles Lemert is Andrus Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University and is the author of numerous books, most recently Social Things, and Postmodernism is Not What You Think.

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