Resolving the Trouble with ‘Race’
In a landmark essay, Loïc Wacquant proposes a new analytical framework aspiring to encompass the whole spectrum of ethnicity. Under what conditions does ‘ordinary’ ethnicity, as self-attributed social identity, on a plane of symbolic equality with others, become devalorized as an otherattributed categorization, stamped by stigma and inequality?
From Slavery to Mass Incarceration
The fate of US blacks, from the time of Jefferson to that of Reagan and Clinton, trapped within four successive ‘peculiar institutions’, under a sociological spotlight. The origins of American racism and its outcomes in today’s hyperghetto and prison regimes.