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The Black Professional Middle Class

Race, Class, and Community in the Post-Civil Rights Era

By Eric S. Brown

Routledge – 2014 – 202 pages

Series: Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

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    978-0-415-65784-6
    November 13th 2013

Description

Through an in-depth case study of the black professional middle class in Oakland, this book provides an analysis of the experiences of black professionals in the workplace, community, and local politics. Brown shows how overlapping dynamics of class formation and racial formation have produced historically powerful processes of what he terms "racialized class formation," resulting in a distinct (and internally differentiated) entity, not merely a subset of a larger professional middle class.

Contents

1. The Black Middle Class: From the Declining Significance of Race to Racialized Class Formation 2. The Growth and Transformation of the Black Community in Oakland: 1852-1965 3. Swimming in the Mainstream: Racialized Class Formation and the Black Professional Middle Class Since the Civil Rights Era 4. Black to Black: "Traditional" Professionals and Segregated Clientele 5. The Black Professional Middle Class and the Black Community 6. The Black Professional Middle Class and Racialized Class Politics: The Rise, Fall, and Reprise of a Black Urban Regime in Oakland 7. Conclusion: Social Policy and the Black Professional Middle Class

Author Bio

Eric S. Brown is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Missouri.

Name: The Black Professional Middle Class: Race, Class, and Community in the Post-Civil Rights Era (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Eric S. Brown. Through an in-depth case study of the black professional middle class in Oakland, this book provides an analysis of the experiences of black professionals in the workplace, community, and local politics. Brown shows how overlapping dynamics of class...
Categories: Race & Ethnic Studies, Social Class, Urban Sociology