Theories of Revolution and Race Relations

  title={Theories of Revolution and Race Relations},
  author={Leo Kuper},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  pages={87 - 107}
  • Leo Kuper
  • Published 1 January 1971
  • Economics
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
Most contemporary theories of revolution are derived from the analysis of conflict between social classes in racially homogeneous societies, and they may not be very illuminating when applied to situations of revolutionary struggle between racial groups. This is the problem I discuss in the present paper, and my purpose, in general, is to raise some questions concerning the applicability of theories of class revolution to racial revolution. 
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