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Violent Utopia

A new book about the history and afterlife of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre by Jovan Scott Lewis, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Center for Ethnographic Research and member of ISSI's Faculty Advisory Committee, is available now from UC Press. Lewis places the massacre in a larger historical and social context of widespread patterns of anti-Black racism, segregation, and dispossession in Tulsa and beyond.

The Invention of the 'Underclass'

The Invention of the 'Underclass': A Study in the Politics of Knowledge, published earlier this year, is by Loïc Wacquant, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Center for Ethnographic Research. In his book, Wacquant retraces the orgins of society's obsession with the urban "underclass," and its history since.

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