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Race and capitalism redux

Pitcher, Ben (2012) Race and capitalism redux. Patterns of Prejudice, 46 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 0031-322X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0031322X.2012.655524


Pitcher's article deals with a revival of interest in the relationship between race and capitalism. The old reductionist arguments that once held that capitalism was ultimately to blame for racism have been subject to a peculiar inversion, and now capitalism is being conceived as having anti-racist outcomes. Engaging with arguments that suggest that anti-racism similarly serves as an agent of neoliberal capitalism, Pitcher suggests it is necessary to rethink the terms of the imputed relation between race and capital. He goes on to interrogate some of the pieties of contemporary race politics, and argues that common blind spots in left critique constitute an obstacle to understanding the articulation of capitalism and race.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:anti-racism, capitalism, commodification, multiculturalism, neoliberalism, racism
Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
ID Code:10321
Deposited On:28 Feb 2012 15:20
Last Modified:20 Dec 2012 10:54

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