By Peter L. Berger, Thomas Luckmann

ISBN-10: 0385058985

ISBN-13: 9780385058988

This publication reformulates the sociological  subdiscipline referred to as the sociology of knowledge.  Knowledge is gifted as greater than ideology, together with as  well fake realization, propaganda, technological know-how and  art.

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David R. Kinder and Lynn M. Sanders, Divided by Color: Racial Politics and Democratic Ideals (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996), 106. 40. , Racial Attitudes in America, 293. 41. Michael Hughes, ‘‘Symbolic Racism, Old-Fashioned Racism, and Whites’ Opposition to Affirmative Action,’’ in Racial Attitudes in the 1990s, edited by Steven A. Tuch and Jack K. : Praeger 1997). 42. Lawrence Bobo, James A. Kluegel, and Ryan A. : Praeger, 1997), 21. For a similar critique, see chapter 1 in Mary R.

Ryan, Blaming the Victim (New York: Random House, 1976); Joel Kovel, White Racism: A Psychohistory (New York: Columbia University Press, 1985). 16. Melvin Thomas has found that this perspective deeply affects social science research on racial matters. Melvin Thomas, ‘‘Anything but Race: The Social Sci- The Strange Enigma of Race in Contemporary America 19 ence Retreat from Racism,’’ African American Research Perspectives (Winter 2000): 79–96. 17. This statement is from the top officer of a cart transport company in Chicago.

Second, although not every single member of the dominant race The Strange Enigma of Race in Contemporary America 11 defends the racial status quo or spouts color-blind racism, most do. , Achilles Heel is an English magazine published by feminist men), most do in some fashion. In the same vein, although some whites fight white supremacy and do not endorse white common sense, most subscribe to substantial portions of it in a casual, uncritical fashion that helps sustain the prevailing racial order.

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