Race and capitalism redux

Pitcher, B. 2012. Race and capitalism redux. Patterns of Prejudice. 46 (1), pp. 1-15.

TitleRace and capitalism redux
AuthorsPitcher, B.
Abstract

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.

Keywordsanti-racism, capitalism, commodification, multiculturalism, neoliberalism, racism
JournalPatterns of Prejudice
Journal citation46 (1), pp. 1-15
ISSN0031-322X
Year14 Feb 2012
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/0031322X.2012.655524
Web address (URL)http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0031322X.2012.655524
Publication dates
Published14 Feb 2012

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