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There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack: The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation
     

There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack: The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation

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by Paul Gilroy, Houston A. Baker (Foreword by)
 

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Gilroy demonstrates the enormous complexity of racial politics in England today. Exploring the relationships among race, class, and nation as they have evolved over the past twenty years, he highlights racist attitudes that transcend the left-right political divide. He challenges current sociological approaches to racism as well as the ethnocentric bias of British

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Gilroy demonstrates the enormous complexity of racial politics in England today. Exploring the relationships among race, class, and nation as they have evolved over the past twenty years, he highlights racist attitudes that transcend the left-right political divide. He challenges current sociological approaches to racism as well as the ethnocentric bias of British cultural studies.

"Gilroy demonstrates effectively that cultural traditions are not static, but develop, grow and indeed mutate, as they influence and are influenced by the other changing traditions around them."—David Edgar, Listener Review of Books.

"A fascinating analysis of the discourses that have accompanied black settlement in Britain. . . . An important addition to the stock of critical works on race and culture."—David Okuefuna, Chicago Tribune

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'Provocative and stimulating ... not a book which can or should be ignored.' - Times Higher Educational Supplement

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ISBN-13:
9780226294278
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/28/1991
Series:
Black Literature and Culture Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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