Social Crisis and Social Demoralization: The Dynamics of Status in American Race Relations
- Paperback: 122 pages
- Publisher: Arissa Media Group (April 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0974288438
- ISBN-13: 978-0974288437
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.
Social Crisis and Social Demoralization: The Dynamics of Status in American Race Relations provides an alternative perspective on American race relations – that race relations are status relations creating a series of behavioral consequences. Kuykendall argues that the racial problem is a political class conflict and must be resolved through revolutionary political class struggle. He adeptly unravels the complex interrelationships of status, political repression, and social stratification involved in American race issues. As the social crisis of race relations threaten to boil over in 21st century America, the content of this book is critical. Looking at the roots of the “race problem” as a power dynamic, what solutions – if any – seem possible? Can this crisis be resolved?
Ronald A. Kuykendall teaches political science at Greenville Technical College in South Carolina. A graduate of Southern University at New Orleans and Purdue University, he has published in the area of African American studies in the Journal of Black Studies and the Western Journal of Black Studies.