Thank you to our section members who helped compile this list of academic readings on cultural
sociology and race. This living reference will be posted to the culture section website and periodically
updated. Our hope is that these resources will help deepen our collective knowledge and critical
reflexivity as a sociological community. If you’d like to add references to the list, please email your
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Aidi, Hisham. 2014. Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture. London: Vintage Press.
Alexander, Michelle. 2010. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York:
The New Press.
Banks, Patricia A. 2020. Race, Ethnicity, and Consumption: A Sociological View. New York: Routledge.
Banks, Patricia A. 2019. Diversity and Philanthropy at African American Museums. New York, London: Routledge (Research in Museums Studies Series).
Banks, Patricia A. 2010. Represent: Art and Identity Among the Black Upper-Middle Class . New York, London: Routledge.
Bhabha, Homi K. 2012. The Location of Culture. New York: Routledge.
Bhambra, Gurminder. 2007. Rethinking modernity: Postcolonialism and the sociological imagination.
New York: Springer.
Boatcă, Manuela. 2015. Global inequalities beyond occidentalism . Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. 2003. Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.
Brown, Karida. 2018. Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.
Césaire, Aimé. 2000. Discourse on Colonialism. New York: New York University Press.
Chakrabarty, Dipesh. 2008. Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial thought and historical difference. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Clerge, Orly. 2019. The New Noir Race, Identity, and Diaspora in Black Suburbia. University of California Press.
Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt. 1999. Darkwater: Voices from within the Veil. New York: Dover Publications.
Eberhardt, Jennifer L. 2019. Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do . New York: Viking Press.
Esses, Victoria M. and Richard M. Vernon. 2008. Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations: Why Neighbors Kill. Oxford: Blackwell.
Ewing, Eve. 2018. Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Fanon, Frantz. 2008. Black Skin, White Masks. New York: Grove Press.
Fanon, Frantz. 2007. The Wretched of the Earth. New York: Grove Atlantic, Inc.
FitzGerald, David and David Cook-Martín. 2014. Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policies in the Americas . Harvard University Press.
Gilroy, Paul. 1993. The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Glenn, Evelyn Nakano. 2002. Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor . Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Go, Julian. 2016. Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory . Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Go, Julian. 2008. American Empire and the Politics of Meaning: Elite Political Cultures in the Philippines and Puerto Rico during U.S. Colonialism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Hall, Stuart. 2017. The Fateful Triangle: Race, Ethnicity, Nation. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Hall, Stuart. 2016. Cultural Studies 1983: A Theoretical History . Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Hall, Stuart. 2018 . “The West and the Rest: Discourse and Power.” In Stuart Hall: Essential Essays, Vol. 2, edited by David Morley. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Itzigsohn, José and Karida Brown. 2020. The Souls of Sociology: Du Bois, Race, and Modernity. New York: New York University Press.
Jones, Jennifer A. 2019. The Browning of the New South. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Jung, Moon-Kie. 2015. Beneath the Surface of White Supremacy . Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.
Lamont, Michelle. 2000. The Dignity of Working Men: Morality and the Boundaries of Race, Class, and Immigration. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Love, Bettina L. 2019. We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom. Boston: Beacon Press Books.
Nobles, Melissa. 2000. Shades of Citizenship: Race and the Census in Modern Politics . Palo Alto:
Stanford University Press.
Omi, Michael and Howard Winant. 1994. Racial Formation in the United States . New York: Routledge.
Saha, Anamik. 2018. Race and the Cultural Industries. Boston, MA: Polity Press.
Smångs, Mattias. 2017. Doing Violence, Making Race: Lynching and White Racial Group Formation in the U.S. South, 1882-1930 . New York: Routledge.
Sussman, Robert Wald. 2014. The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Wa Thiong’o, Ngugi. 1994. Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature. Nairobi, Kenya: East African Educational Publishers.
Wolfe, Patrick. 2016. Traces of History: Elementary Structures of Race . New York: Verso Books. Young, Alford Jr. .2004. The Minds of Marginalized
Black Men: Making Sense of Mobility, Opportunity, and Future Life Chances. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Yukich, Grace and Penny Edgell, Eds. 2020. Religion is Raced: Understanding American Religion in the Twenty-First Century. New York: New York University Press.
Banks, Patricia A. 2019. “High Culture, Black Culture: Strategic Assimilation and Cultural Steering in Museum Patronage .” Journal of Consumer Culture.
Banks, Patricia A. 2018. “T he Rise of Africa in the Contemporary Auction Market: Myth or Reality? ” Poetics.
Banks, Patricia A. 2017. “ Ethnicity, Class, and Trusteeship at African American and Mainstream Museums. ” Cultural Sociology. 11(1): 97-112. https://doi.org/10.1177/1749975516651288.
Banks, Patricia A. 2012. “Cultural Socialization in Black Middle-Class Families.” Cultural Sociology 6 (1): 61-73.
Banks, Patricia A. 2010. “Black Cultural Advancement: Racial Identity and Participation in the Arts Among the Black Middle-Class. ” Ethnic and Racial Studies 33 (2): 272-289.
Banks, Patricia A. 2010. “Conceptions of Art Ownership as a Form of Wealth Accumulation Among the Black Middle-Class. ” Qualitative Sociology 33 (3): 333-348.
Brown, Hana E. 2013. “Racialized Conflict and Policy Spillover Effects: The Role of Race in the Contemporary U.S. Welfare State.” American Journal of Sociology 119(2): 394–443.
Davis, Joseph E. and Paul Shrez, Eds. 2019. Persons Without Qualities: Algorithms, AI, and the Reshaping of Ourselves . Special Issue of Social Research.
de Laat, K. 2019. “Singing the Eomance: Gendered and Racialized Representations of Love and Postfeminism in Popular Music.” Poetics 77:101382.
de Leon, Cedric. 2016. “Black from White: How the Rights of White and Black Workers Became ‘Labor’ and ‘Civil’ Rights after the U.S. Civil War.” Labor Studies Journal 42 (1): 10-26.
de Leon, Cedric. 2011. “The More Things Change: A Gramscian Genealogy of Barack Obama’s ‘Post-Racial’ Politics.” Political Power and Social Theory 22: 75-104.
Duck, Waverly. 2017. “The Complex Dynamics of Trust and Legitimacy: Understanding Interactions between the Police and Poor Black Neighborhood Residents.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 673 (1): 132-149.
Guhin, Jeffrey, and Jonathan Wyrtzen. 2013. “The Violences of Knowledge: Edward Said, Sociology, and Post-Orientalist Reflexivity.” Political Power and Social Theory 24: 24:231-262.
Hammer, Ricarda. 2020. “Decolonizing the Civil Sphere: The Politics of Difference, Imperial Erasures, and Theorizing from History.” Sociological Theory.
Meghji, Ali and Rima Saini. 2017. “Rationalising Racial Inequality: Ideology, Hegemony and Post-Racialism among the Black and South Asian Middle-Classes.” Sociology 52(4): 671–87.
Rucks-Ahidiana, Z. 2017. “Cultural Implications of Historical Exclusion for the Racial Wealth Gap: How Ideal Financial Behavior Varies by Race.” American Journal of Cultural Sociology 5:68–89.
Skrentny, J. D. 2008. “Culture and Race/Ethnicity: Bolder, Deeper, and Broader.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 619(1):59–77.
Smångs, Mattias. 2016. “Doing Violence, Making Race: Southern Lynching and White Racial Group Formation.” American Journal of Sociology 121(5):1329-1374.
Smångs, Mattias. 2016. “Interracial Status Competition and Southern Lynching, 1882-1930.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 39(10): 1849-1868.
Smångs, Mattias. 2017. “The Lynching of African Americans in the U.S. South: A Review of Sociological and Historical Perspectives.” Sociology Compass 11(8): e12500.
Taylor, Malaena and Mary Bernstein. 2019. “Denial, Deflection, and Distraction: Neutralizing Charges of Racism by the Tea Party Movement.” Mobilization 24(2):137-156.
Yazdiha, Hajar. 2020. “All the Muslims Fit to Print: Racial Frames as Mechanisms of Muslim Ethnoracial Formation in the New York Times from 1992 to 2010.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. 1-16.