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Winner of the ASA, Oliver Cox Award for Anti-Racist Scholarship From the author of "The Ethnic Myth" comes this cogent analysis of how social science has placed a liberal gloss on racism and failed to champion civil rights. From a powerful critique of Gunnar Myrdal's classic "An American Dilemma" to a new epilogue that dismantles the myth of black progress, "Turning Back" offers a challenge to liberals as well as conservatives, blacks as well as whites, who have fueled the current backlash by providing a spurious intellectual cover for gutting affirmative action and other policies designed to advance the cause of racial justice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807041215
ISBN-10: 0807041211
Format: Paperback
(202mm x 137mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stephen Steinberg

Stephen Steinberg teaches in the Department of Urban Studies at Queens College and the Ph.D. Program in Sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is the author of "The Ethnic Myth."

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