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Richard J. Payne

Born: N/A
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Payne is a Professor at Illinois State University in Normal.

Biography: Richard J. Payne is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Illinois State University.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Richard J. Payne on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Getting beyond race :
ISBN: 0813368588 OCLC: 38130651

Westview Press, Boulder, Colo. : 1998.

"In Getting Beyond Race, Richard Payne takes the practical approach that race relations are ultimately about ordinary people interacting with each other. Payne argues that confrontation, blaming, and dwelling on failure in race relations are not as productive as adopting a positive view and looking at individual success stories. Drawing from his own experience of having lived with different racial groups and hundreds of conversations with Americans from all walks of life and racial backgrounds, he writes about those who are helping to reduce the significance of race in society and through their actions are creating models of behavior for America's future." "Payne covers topics from how race is an artificial concept created for social purposes to race in the military, interracial marriages and adoptions, affirmative action, and the effects of generational change and immigration on racial attitudes in America. Instead of looking at questions of race simply in terms of black-white relations, he expands his discussion to include Latinos, Asians, and other people of color. Moreover, Payne contends that the very concept of race is being weakened by fundamental changes throughout many facets of American culture. This book looks forward and offers concrete suggestions for getting beyond race."--Jacket.

Politics and culture in the developing world :
ISBN: 0205550576 OCLC: 86109947

Pearson Longman, New York : ©2008.

"Politics and Culture in the Developing World: The Impact of Globalization, Third Edition, comprehensively examines the process of development in African, Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern countries in the context of globalization. From history, economics, religion, and gender to democratic transitions, political leadership, and ethnic conflict, this text surveys all of the major themes - and key issues - of the developing world. The authors, drawing on their professional and personal experience, show how globalization is accelerating change in developing countries and linking them more closely to industrialized countries."--Jacket.

  Politics and Culture in the Developing World.
ISBN: 9781315663227 OCLC: 932338100

Taylor and Francis, Florence : 1981.

The clash with distant cultures :
ISBN: 0791426483 OCLC: 42330837

State University of New York Press, Albany, NY : ©1995.

  The nonsuperpowers and South Africa :
ISBN: 0253342945 OCLC: 21043430

Indiana University Press, Bloomington : ©1990.

The Third World and South Africa :
ISBN: 031328542X OCLC: 25508269

Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn. : 1992.

The West European allies, the Third World, and U.S. foreign policy :
ISBN: 0275936260 OCLC: 23254320

Greenwood Press, New York : 1991.