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Race, Class, and Power: Ideology and Revolutionary Change in Plural Societies

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September 2005

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Examining in detail the apparently inexorable polariation of society in such countries as Rwanda, Algeria, and South Africa, the author questions whether current theories correctly explain the past or offer adequate guides for the future. In their place he puts forward an alternative neo-Durkheimian view of the possibility of non-violent revolutionary change, based on the development of such social and cultural continuities as already exist within each plural society. Written in the turbulent early 1970s, the book demonstrates the inadequacy of then prevailing views such as Marxist interpretations of racial conflict as class struggle, and the Fanon a priori rejection of non-violent techniques of change, which Kuper holds responsible for the acceptance of what he calls the platitudes of violence.
EAN: 9780202308005
ISBN: 0202308006
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ALDINE PUB
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2005
Seitenanzahl: 345 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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