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The urban racial state : Managing race relations in American cities

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The urban racial state : Managing race relations in American cities


race, politique de la ville, politique urbaine, gouvernance, société urbaine, Cazenave Noel A., sciences politiques, États-Unis, United States


Abstract from the publisher :
The Urban Racial State introduces a new multi-disciplinary analytical approach to urban racial politics that provides a bridging concept for urban theory, racism theory, and state theory. This perspective, dubbed by Noel A. Cazenave as the Urban Racial State, both names and explains the workings of the political structure whose chief function for cities and other urban governments is the regulation of race relations within their geopolitical boundaries.

In The Urban Racial State, Cazenave incorporates extensive archival and oral history case study data to support the placement of racism analysis as the focal point of the formulation of urban theory and the study of urban politics. Cazenave's approach offers a set of analytical tools that is sophisticated enough to address topics like the persistence of the urban racial state under the rule of African Americans and other politicians of color.

Noel A. Cazenave is associate professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut.


Noel A. Cazenave


Rowman & Littlefield


March 2011