The Bob Blauner papers consist of materials related to the distinguished sociologist’s research, writings, and teachings on
race relations, class, and masculinity. The bulk of the collection consists of Blauner’s research for his study of racism,
manhood, and culture, "Black lives, white lives: three decades of race relations in America." There are also materials related
to an anti-poverty project in Richmond, California, other books and writings, course materials, and a small amount of correspondence,
personalia, and files related to his career in the Sociology Department at UC Berkeley.
Bob (Robert) Blauner was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. A factory
worker for five years, Blauner went on to earn a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Chicago, in 1948 and 1950 respectively,
and a Ph.D from UC Berkeley in 1962. He taught at the University of Chicago and San Francisco State University before settling
into his career at U.C. Berkeley (1963-1993). Blauner is recognized for his work on racial minorities in the United States,
and for his hypothesis differentiating between the experiences of racism and discrimination among voluntary migrants and colonized
peoples. He died at the age of 87 in Berkeley in 2016.
21.4 Linear Feet
(16 cartons, 1 box, and 2 card file boxes)
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