A pathbreaking work by one of the leading scholars in the field, Iron Cages provides a unique comparative analysis of white attitudes toward Asians, Blacks, Mexicans, and Native Americans in the nineteenth century, offering a cohesive study of the foundations of race and culture in America. With a new epilogue that assesses the prospect for race relations in contemporary American society, Iron Cages is important reading for anyone interested in the history of race relations in America. In his provocative new epilogue, "The Fourth Iron Cage," Takaki focuses on race in contemporary society within the context of America's nuclear arms-oriented ceconomy. He compares the Asian-American "model minority" and the black underclass, and extends his analysis to Native Americans, Chicanos, and Puerto Ricans.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.75(d)|
Table of Contents
One -- Republicanism
I. The "Iron Cage" in the New Nation
The Birth of a Virtuous People
Race and Republican Society
II. "Diseases" of the Mind and Sun
The "Lovely White"
III. Within the "Bowels" of the Republic
Head Over Heart
Two -- Enterprise
IV. Beyond Primitive Accumulation
Democracy in America:
The Inner World of the Bourgeoisie
The Market Revolution and Race
V. The Metaphysics of Civilization: "The Red Race on Our Borders"
An Age of Confidence
Jibbenainosay: Indian-Hatin in Fantasy
Jackson: Metaphysician of Indian-Hating
VI. The Metaphysics of Civilization: "The Black Race Within Our Bosom"
The Black Child/Savage: A Jacksonian Persuasion
"Warranteeism": A Vision of a "Marx of the Master Class"
Aesculapius Was a White Man: Race and the Cult of True Womanhood
Three -- Technology
VII. An American Prospero in King Arthur's Court
The New Body
White Technology: Anglo Over Mexican
The Triumph of Mind in Ameica
VIII. The Iron Horse in the West
"Red Gifts" and "White Gifts": The World Custer Lost
The Scientific Management of Indians
IX. Civilization in the "New South"
Machines and Magnolias" Black Labor in an Industrial Order
The "Negro Question": "Higher Life" in the South
X. The "Heathen Chinee" and American Technology
Ah Sin in America
A Yellow Proletariat: Caste and Class in Industrial America
A Vision ofCatastrophe: Henry George and the American Tower of Babel
Four -- Empire
XI. The Masculine Thrust Toward Asia
The "Iron Cage" in a Corporate Civilization
The New Empire: American Asceticism and the "New Navy"
XII. Down from the Gardens of Asia