First published in 1986,Racial Formation in the United Statesis now considered a classic in the literature on race and ethnicity. This second edition builds upon and updates Omi and Winant's groundbreaking research. In addition to a preface to the new edition, the book provides a more detailed account of the theory of racial formation processes. It includes material on the historical development of race, the question of racism, race-class-gender interrelationships, and everyday life. A final chapter updates the developments in American racial politics up to the present, focusing on such key events as the 1992 Presidential election, the Los Angeles riots, and the Clinton administration's racial politics and policies.Omi, Michael is the author of 'Racial Formation in the United States From the 1960s to the 1990s', published 1994 under ISBN 9780415908641 and ISBN 0415908647.