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

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"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: 9780631214380
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/30/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 1,238,284
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (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 (David Theo Goldberg and Philomena Essed).

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

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

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

3. Education and Liberation: Black Women's Perspectives (Angela Y. 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 in Colonial 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 the Politics of Feminism (Chandra, T. Mohanty).

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

13. Turning the Tables: Antisemitic Discourse in Post-War Austria (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. van Dijk).

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

19. Affirmative Action and the Politics of Race (Manning Marable).

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

21. Racial Histories and Their Regimes of Truth (Ann Stoler).

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 Theo Goldberg).

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

Knowledge and Representation.

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

28. Reflections on 'Imaginative Geography and Its Representations: Orientalizing the Oriental' (E. Said and Saree Makdisi).

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

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

Systems and Experiences.

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

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

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 in Post-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 Women and the Politics of Feminism' (C. T. Mohanty and Sue Kim).

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

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

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


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