racial formation theory – recent developments

Ethnic and Racial Studies has a symposium on racial formation theory. It’s focused on an essay by Faegin and Elias, with responses by Omi & Winant, Hughey & Byrd, Dennis, Wingfield, Golash-Boza, & Banton. Interesting reading for the strat crowd.

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Written by fabiorojas

June 14, 2013 at 12:25 am

Posted in fabio, sociology

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  1. Okay, if no one else is replying to this thread, I’ll “bite”:

    With apologies and much love to all of the contributors, here’s my comic take on their serious exchange of views:

    Feagin and Elias on racial formation theory: You guys are way too optimistic to be so respected. Joe’s systemic racism theory is the true heir of black social theory and the true ally to critical race theorists and intersectionalists!

    Omi and Winant: Why are you guys so pissed? Resistance doesn’t have to be revolution to be real. And what’s with the dated bipolar framework anyway?

    Golash-Boza: It’s all good! We need theories of both race and racism. And we all love Michelle Alexander too!

    Hughey and Byrd: Dude, Matthew’s concept of a “white racial ideal” brings it ALL together.

    Dennis: Huh? Racial formation theory? What’s that? Whatever. Hey, Joe and Sean, you guys should really study resistance.

    Wingfield: Our theories need more precision! And by precision, I mean white people and intersectionality.

    Banton: A pox on both your houses! Seriously, though, y’all should study racial categorization. (‘Cause no one’s doing that at all.)

    At the very least, I hope this provides a useful outline for anyone who was curious about the forum but wary of wading in.


    Jiannbin Lee Shiao

    June 26, 2013 at 9:31 pm

  2. JL: You are the first person to ever make me laugh using intersectionality theory.



    June 26, 2013 at 9:47 pm

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