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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 inrace and racism studies.This volume will serve as a valuableteaching tool." Gloria Wekker, Utrecht University

"This anthology provides a remarkable synthesis of racetheorizing across the humanities and the social sciences –and yet also manages to be both historical and vitallycontemporary. Indeed, by incorporating the self-consciousreflections of current thinkers, it often has the quality of aliving and breathing text." Troy Duster, New YorkUniversity

"In the current publishers' rush for student driven grab-and-goReaders, Race Critical Theories represents something of anexception - a collection of seminal texts with a clear criticalintellectual project driving its production and seeking to moveresearch agendas forward." Ethnic and Racial Studies

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631214380
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/30/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 890,012
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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

David Theo Goldberg is Director of the University ofCalifornia Humanities Research Institute and Professor of AfricanAmerican Studies and Criminology, Law, and Society at theUniversity of California, Irvine. He is the author of RacistCulture: Philosophy and the Politics of Meaning (1993);Racial Subjects: Writing on Race in America (1997); andEthical Theory and Social Issues (second edition, 1995). Heco-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 MultipleIdentifications (David Theo Goldberg and PhilomenaEssed).

Part I: Conceptual Mapping, in Chronological Order (c.1980-2000).

1. Imaginative Geography and Its Representations: Orientalizingthe Oriental (Edward Said).

2. Race, Articulation and Societies Structured in Dominance(Stuart Hall).

3. Education and Liberation: Black Women's Perspectives (AngelaY. Davis).

4. A New Approach to the Study of Racism (Martin Barker).

5. The Genealogy of Western Racism (Cornel West).

6. Of Mimicry and Man. The Ambivalence of Colonial Discourse(Homi Bhabha).

7. Racial Formation (Michael Omi and Howard Winant).

8. Preface to Dominance Without Hegemony. History and Power inColonial India (Ranajit Guha).

9. Defining Black Feminist Thought (Patricia Hill Collins).

10. Everyday Racism: A New Approach to the Study of Racism(Philomena Essed).

11. Cartographies of Struggle: Third World Women and thePolitics of Feminism (Chandra, T. Mohanty).

12. The Nation Form:History and Ideology (Etienne Balibar).

13. Turning the Tables: Antisemitic Discourse in Post-WarAustria (Ruth Wodak).

14. The end of Antiracism (Paul Gilroy).

15. Black Matters (Toni Morrison).

16. Modernity, Race and Morality (David Theo Goldberg).

17. Denying Racism: Elite Discourse and Racism (Teun A. vanDijk).

18. Whiteness and Ethnicity in the History of 'White Ethnics' inthe United States (David Roediger).

19. Affirmative Action and the Politics of Race (ManningMarable).

20. A Bill of Rights for Racially Mixed People (Maria Root).

21. Racial Histories and Their Regimes of Truth (AnnStoler).

22. Cultural Pluralism and the Subversion of the'Taken-for-Granted' World (Maria Markus).

Part II: Reflections, in Thematic Order (1999-2000).

Histories and Values.

23. Reflections on 'The Nation Form: History and Ideology'(Etienne Balibar).

24. Reflections on 'Racial Histories and Their Regimes of Truth'(Ann Stoler).

25. Reflections on 'Modernity, Race and Morality' (David TheoGoldberg).

26. Reflections 'Of Mimicry and Man. The Ambivalence of ColonialDiscourse' (H. Bhabha and Kim Benita Furumoto).

Knowledge and Representation.

27. Reflections on 'The Genealogy of Western Racism' (C. Westand Howard McGary).

28. Reflections on 'Imaginative Geography and ItsRepresentations: Orientalizing the Oriental' (E. Said and SareeMakdisi).

29. Reflections on 'Black Matters' (T. Morisson and SuzetteSpencer).

30. Reflections on 'Defining Black Feminist Thought' (PatriciaHill Collins).

Systems and Experiences.

31. Reflections on 'Race, Articulation and Societies Structuredin Dominance' (Stuart Hall).

32. Reflections on 'Racial Formation' (Michael Omi & HowardWinant).

33. Reflections on 'Everyday Racism' (Philomena Essed).

34. Reflections on 'Cultural Pluralism and the Subversion of the'Taken-for-Granted' World' (Maria Markus).

Elites and Politics.

35. Reflections on 'The New Racism' (Martin Barker).

36. Reflections on 'Denying Racism: Elite Discourse and Racism'(Teun A. van Dijk).

37. Reflections on 'Turning the Tables: Antisemitic Discourse inPost-War Austria' (Ruth Wodak).

38. Reflections on 'Whiteness and Ethnicity in the History of'White Ethnics' in the United States' (David Roediger).

39. Reflections on 'Affirmative Action and the Politics of Race'(M. Marable and Johanna Fernandez).

Dominance and Struggles.

40. Reflections on the 'Perface' to 'Dominance Without Hegemony'(R. Guha and Kelli Kobor).

41. Reflections on 'Cartographies of Struggle: Third World Womenand the Politics of Feminism' (C. T. Mohanty and Sue Kim).

42. Reflections on 'The End of Antiracism' (P. Gilroy and VikkiBell).

43. Reflections on 'A Bill of Rights for Racially Mixed People'(Maria Root).

44. Reflections on 'Education and Liberation: Black women'sPerspectives' (Angela Y. Davis).


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