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The Threat of Race: Reflections on Racial Neoliberalism / Edition 1
     

The Threat of Race: Reflections on Racial Neoliberalism / Edition 1

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by David Theo Goldberg
 

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ISBN-10: 0631219684

ISBN-13: 9780631219682

Pub. Date: 12/10/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Written by a renowned scholar of critical race theory, The Threat of Race explores how the concept of race has been historically produced and how it continues to be articulated, if often denied, in today’s world.

  • A major new study of race and racism by a renowned scholar of critical race theory
  • Explores how the concept of race has

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Written by a renowned scholar of critical race theory, The Threat of Race explores how the concept of race has been historically produced and how it continues to be articulated, if often denied, in today’s world.

  • A major new study of race and racism by a renowned scholar of critical race theory
  • Explores how the concept of race has been historically produced and how it continues to be articulated - if often denied - in today’s world
  • Argues that it is the neoliberal society that fuels new forms of racism
  • Surveys race dynamics throughout various regions of the world - from Western and Northern Europe, South Africa and Latin America, and from Israel and Palestine to the United States

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631219682
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/10/2008
Series:
Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos Series , #21
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments vi

Author's Note xii

1 Buried, Alive 1

2 "Killing Me Softly": Civility/Race/Violence 32

3 Deva-Stating Discriminations, Discriminating Devastations (On Racial Americanization) 66

4 Targets of Opportunity (On Racial Palestinianization) 106

5 Precipitating Evaporation (On Racial Europeanization) 151

6 Revealing Alchemies (On Racial Latinamericanization) 199

7 A Political Theology of Race (On Racial Southafricanization) 245

8 Enduring Occupations (On Racial Neoliberalism) 327

Index of Authors 377

Index of Keywords 382

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The Threat of Race: Reflections on Racial Neoliberalism 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RachelleDawn More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for anyone interested in race and/or race studies. David Goldberg investigates two different concepts: antiracism, standing against conditions imposed on a group, and antiracialism, standing against a category. The Neoliberal trend of antiracialism continues to advance and promote racism, essentially wiping away race without addressing its importance in history. By ridding race from discourse, law, and politics, antiracialism makes racism a private rather than public matter. Furthermore, the dominant views are imposed on everyone. Hence, antiracialism is deemed necessary by suppressors and serves to continue white dominance over the oppressed. This invisible racism promotes violence, shortens lives, and limits opportunities. Those racially marked as "other" are seen as a threat, an outsider, and an invader who need to be removed, contained, or restrained. Goldberg's analysis of the race relations in America show continual racial disparities in economic, political, legal, and cultural aspects of life. In the United States, whiteness is naturalized and everything else is seen as a threat to hegemonic homogeneity. Additionally, Neoliberal stress on individualism privatizes social programs and race-based exclusions. Ultimately, Neoliberals' emotional, psychic, and physical violence against the racialized "other" attempts to eliminate the threat of heterogeneity, make difference invisible, and quell the voice of the oppressed. Golberg also analyzes race relations in Palestine, Europe, Latin America, and South Africa.