Real Love: In Pursuit of Cultural Justice

Real Love: In Pursuit of Cultural Justice

by Andrew Ross, Iris Morales, Denise Oliver-Velez
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814775055

ISBN-13: 9780814775059

Pub. Date: 03/01/1998

Publisher: New York University Press

In a world increasingly beset by ethnocultural conflicts, the pursuit of cultural rights has taken on new urgency. Claims for cultural justice affect economic distribution as much as they do address demands for recognition from marginalized groups. It is this vital connection between economic life and cultural expression that Andrew Ross, one of our preeminent

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In a world increasingly beset by ethnocultural conflicts, the pursuit of cultural rights has taken on new urgency. Claims for cultural justice affect economic distribution as much as they do address demands for recognition from marginalized groups. It is this vital connection between economic life and cultural expression that Andrew Ross, one of our preeminent social critics, explores in Real Love. From the consequences of cyberspace for work and play to the uses and abuses of genetics in the O.J. trial, from world scarcity to world music, Ross interrogates the cultural forms through which economic forces take their daily toll upon our labor, communities, and environment.

In its relentless pursuit of cultural justice - an ideal comprised, in part, of doing justice to culture, pursuing justice through cultural means, and seeking justice for cultural claims - Real Love continues and expands the main concern of Ross's thought, namely the demonstration that, through rigorous research, the cultural critic can elucidate the complexity of everyday life. But even more than in his earlier work, Ross here examines the effects of debates about race, technology, ecology, and the arts on social and legal change. In particular, he focuses on how demands for certain forms of cultural justice often go hand in hand with injustices of other sorts and at other levels of social existence.

Through close attention to the concrete details of daily life, strong argumentation, and a marvelous sense of the anecdotal, Ross shows why cultural politics are a real and inescapable part of any advocacy for social change.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814775059
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
143
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Jobs in Cyberspace7
2Mr. Reggae, D.J. Meet the International Monetary Fund35
3The Gangsta and the Diva71
4The Private Parts of Justice79
5If the Genes Fit, How Do You Acquit? O.J. and Science95
6The Great Un-American Numbers Game117
7What the People Want from Art?149
8The Lonely Hour of Scarcity163
9Claims for Cultural Justice189
Notes217
Index230
About the Author243

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