For a Sociological Reconstruction: W.E.B. Du Bois, Stuart Hall and Segregated Sociology

Back, Les and Tate, Maggie. 2015. For a Sociological Reconstruction: W.E.B. Du Bois, Stuart Hall and Segregated Sociology. Sociological Research Online, 20(3), pp. 155-166. ISSN 1360-7804 [Article]

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Racism and intellectual segregation limit and divide the sociological tradition. The white sociological mainstream historically ignored the contribution of black sociologists and today it confers the discussion of racism to a specialist sub-field. Black sociologists by contrast have long been attentive to white sociology. Through a detailed discussion of the writings of W.E.B Du Bois and Stuart Hall and their respective dialogues with figures like Max Weber and C Wright Mills, an argument is made for a profound reconstruction of sociology at both the level of analysis and of form that changes the way sociology tells about racism and society as a whole.

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Race and Racism, W.E.b Du Bois, Stuart Hall, Writing, Politics, Academic Segregation

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Sociology > Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR)


6 August 2015Accepted
31 August 2015Published

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27 Jun 2018 14:29

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30 Jul 2020 16:31

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