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W.E.B. Du Bois
Classical Sociological Theory

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, students should be able to:
  • discuss the importance of science in the work of W.E.B. Du Bois;
  • explain the relationship between Du Bois's theory and feminist and multicultural theory;
  • critically address the issues of time, space, crime, intermarriage, and social inequality in The Philadelphia Negro;
  • discuss Du Bois's theoretical contributions in the area of race, particularly the concepts of the color line, the veil, and double consciousness;
  • explain the role economics played in Du Bois's work; and
  • compare and contrast Du Bois's analysis of economics with Marx's.