THE PROBLEM OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY:
RACE AND RACISM IN AND BEYOND THE UNITED STATES
Transnational Studies and Race/Class/Gender Workshop
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
September 7-8, 2012
Keynote Speaker, Howard Winant,
Howard Winant is author of Racial Formation in the United States (1986, 1994) — the “little red book” he co-authored with Michael Omi — what has easily been one of the most influential books in the study of race and racism of the past quarter century. Elaborating on their theory, Winant has since increasingly focused on the comparative and global dimensions of racial formations in books like Racial Conditions: Politics, Theory, Comparisons (1994), The World Is a Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since World War II (2001), and The New Politics of Race: Globalism, Difference, Justice (2004).