Equip your students to engage with the most urgent issues of our time.
With a groundbreaking intersectional approach framed around social spheres, Race in America gives students the tools to think critically about race, racism, and white privilege. In this thoroughly updated Second Edition, students will find relevant examples drawn from the headlines and their own experiences. New features in the text and online help students see the “big picture”—and how they can participate in the fight for racial equality.
About the Author
Matthew Desmond is an assistant professor of sociology and social studies at Harvard University. He is the author of Evicted (forthcoming from Crown publishing), On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters (2007), and The Racial Order (co-authored with Mustafa Emirbayer, 2015).
Mustafa Emirbayer is professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. A past chair of the ASA Theory Section and winner of the Lewis Coser Award for Theoretical Agenda-Setting in Sociology, Emirbayer’s research includes historical studies on the teaching of morality and citizenship in American public schools and theoretical studies on race, social networks, culture, agency, collective emotions, the public sphere and civil society, revolutions and social movements, organizations, and democracy. He is the co-author (with Matthew Desmond) of The Racial Order (2015).