Race Critical Theories: Text and Context / Edition 1

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Race Critical Theories brings together many of the key contributors to critical theorizing about race and racism over the past twenty years. Each previously published text is accompanied by a fresh statement - in most cases written by the authors themselves - regarding the political context, implications and effects of the original contribution.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"I applaud the editors for their state-of-the-art collection in race and racism studies.This volume will serve as a valuable teaching tool." Gloria Wekker, Utrecht University

"This anthology provides a remarkable synthesis of race theorizing across the humanities and the social sciences – and yet also manages to be both historical and vitally contemporary. Indeed, by incorporating the self-conscious reflections of current thinkers, it often has the quality of a living and breathing text." Troy Duster, New York University

"In the current publishers' rush for student driven grab-and-go Readers, Race Critical Theories represents something of an exception - a collection of seminal texts with a clear critical intellectual project driving its production and seeking to move research agendas forward." Ethnic and Racial Studies

"[T]his is an excellent undergraduate text - bringing together sizeable portions of seminal contemporary discourse and feminist-centered writing on racism and the writng it has influenced - which is likely to prove of great value in teaching." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631214373
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/30/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Philomena Essed is Senior Researcher at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Research Institute for Global Issues and Development Studies, and Visiting Professor at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Everyday Racism (1990), Understanding Everyday Racism (1991), and Diversity: Gender, Color and Culture (1996).

David Theo Goldberg is Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute and Professor of African American Studies and Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Racist Culture: Philosophy and the Politics of Meaning (1993); Racial Subjects: Writing on Race in America (1997); and Ethical Theory and Social Issues (second edition, 1995). He co-edits Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction: From Racial Demarcations to Multiple Identifications 1
Pt. I Conceptual Mapping, in Chronological Order (ca. 1980-2000)
1 Imaginative Geography and Its representations: Orientalizing the Oriental 15
2 Race, Articulation, and Societies Structured in Dominance 38
3 Education and Liberation: Black Women's Perspective 69
4 The Problems with Racism 80
5 A Genealogy of Modern Racism 90
6 Of Mimicry and Man: The Ambivalence of Colonial Discourse 113
7 Racial Formation 123
8 Preface to Dominance Without Hegemony: History and Power in Colonial India 146
9 Defining Black Feminist Thought 152
10 Everyday Racism: A New Approach to the Study of Racism 176
11 Cartographies of Struggle: Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism 195
12 The Nation Form: History and Ideology 220
13 Turning the Tables: Antisemitic Discourse in Post-war Austria 231
14 The End of Antiracism 249
15 Black Matters 265
16 Modernity, Race, and Morality 283
17 Denying Racism: Elite Discourse and Racism 307
18 Whiteness and Ethnicity in the History of "White Ethnics" in the United States 325
19 Affirmative Action and the Politics of Race 344
20 A Bill of Rights for Racially Mixed People 355
21 Racial Histories and Their Regimes of Truth 369
22 Cultural Pluralism and the Subversion of the "Taken-for-Granted" World 392
Pt. II Reflections, in Thematic Order (1999-2000)
23 Reflections on "The Nation Form: History and Ideology" 413
24 Reflections on "Racial Histories and Their Regimes of Truth" 417
25 Reflections on "Modernity, Race, and Morality" 422
26 Reflections on "Of Mimicry and Man: The Ambivalence of Colonial Discourse" by Homi Bhabha 426
27 Reflections on "A Genealogy of Modern Racism" by Cornel West 433
28 Reflections on "Imaginative Geography and Its Representations: Orientalizing the Oriental" by Edward Said 437
29 Reflections on "Black Matters" by Toni Morrison 441
30 Reflections on "Defining Black Feminist Thought" 445
31 Reflections on "Race, Articulation, and Societies Structured in Dominance" 449
32 Reflections on "Racial Formation" 455
33 Reflections on "Everyday Racism" 460
34 Reflections on "Cultural Pluralism and the Subversion of the "Taken-for-Granted" World" 464
35 Reflections on "The Problems with Racism" 471
36 Reflections on "Denying Racism: Elite Discourse and Racism" 481
37 Reflections on "Turning the Tables: Antisemitic Discourse in Post-war Austria" 486
38 Reflections on "Whiteness and Ethnicity in the History of 'White Ethnics' in the United States" 493
39 Reflections on "Affirmative Action and the Politics of Race" by Manning Marable 496
40 Reflections on the "Preface" to Dominance Without Hegemony by Ranajit Guha 503
41 Reflections on "Cartographies of Struggle: Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism" by Chandra T. Mohanty 506
42 Reflections on "The End of Antiracism" by Paul Gilroy 509
43 Reflections on "A Bill of Rights for Racially Mixed People" 513
44 Reflections on "Education and Liberation: Black Women's Perspective" 517
Index 520
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