Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Now?: Multicultural Conservatism in America / Edition 1

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Now?: Multicultural Conservatism in America / Edition 1

by Angela D. Dillard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814719406

ISBN-13: 9780814719404

Pub. Date: 02/11/2002

Publisher: New York University Press

In Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Now? Angela Dillard offers the first comparative analysis of a conservatism which today cuts across the boundaries of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.

To be an African-American and a conservative, or a Latino who is also a conservative and a homosexual, is to occupy an awkward and contested political position. Dillard

Overview

In Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Now? Angela Dillard offers the first comparative analysis of a conservatism which today cuts across the boundaries of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.

To be an African-American and a conservative, or a Latino who is also a conservative and a homosexual, is to occupy an awkward and contested political position. Dillard explores the philosophies, politics, and motivation of minority conservatives such as Ward Connerly, Glenn Loury, Linda Chavez, Clarence Thomas, and Bruce Bawer, as well as their tepid reception by both the Left and Right. Welcomed cautiously by the conservative movement, they have also frequently been excoriated by those African Americans, Latinos, women, and homosexuals who view their conservatism as betrayal.

Dillard's comprehensive study, among the first to take the history and political implications of multicultural conservatism seriously, is a vital source for understanding contemporary American conservatism in all its forms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814719404
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
02/11/2002
Series:
American History and Culture Series
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

1 Malcolm X’s Words in Clarence Thomas’s Mouth: Black Conservatives and the Making of an Intellectual Tradition

2 Toward a Politics of Assimilation: Multicultural Conservatism and the Assault on the Civil Rights Establishment

3 “I Write Myself, Therefore I Am”: Multicultural Conservatism and the Political Art of Autobiography

4 Strange Bedfellows: Gender, Sexuality, and “Family Values”

Conclusion: A Multicultural Right? Prospects and Pitfalls

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