Rethinking racism: Toward a structural interpretation


Journal Article

The study of race and ethnic conflict historically has been hampered by inadequate and simplistic theories. I contend that the central problem of the various approaches to the study of racial phenomena is their lack of a structural theory of racism. I review traditional approaches and alternative approaches to the study of racism, and discuss their limitations. Following the leads suggested by some of the alternative frameworks, I advance a structural theory of racism based on the notion of racialized social systems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bonilla-Silva, E

Published Date

  • January 1, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 465 - 480

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-1224

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2307/2657316

Citation Source

  • Scopus