Racist Culture: Philosophy and the Politics of Meaning / Edition 1

Racist Culture: Philosophy and the Politics of Meaning / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0631180788
ISBN-13:
9780631180784
Pub. Date:
08/30/1993
Publisher:
Wiley

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Racist Culture: Philosophy and the Politics of Meaning / Edition 1

Racist Culture offers an anti-essentialist and non-reductionist account of racialized discourse and racist expression. Goldberg demonstrates that racial thinking is a function of the transforming categories and conceptions of social subjectivity throughout modernity. He shows that rascisms are often not aberrant or irrational but consistent with prevailing social conceptions, particularly of the reasonable and the normal. He shows too how this process is being extended and renewed by categories dominant in present day social sciences: "the West"; "the underclass"; and "the primitive". This normalization of racism reflected in the West mirrors South Africa an its use and conception of space. Goldberg concludes with an extended argument for a pragmatic, antiracist practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631180784
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/30/1993
Pages: 324
Sales rank: 703,770
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction: Racial Subjects.

2. Modernity, Race and Morality.

3. Racialized Discourse.

4. The Masks of Race.

5. Racist Exclusions.

6. Racisms and Rationalities.

7. Racial Knowledge.

8. Polluting the Body Politic: Race and Urban Location.

9. Taking Race Pragmatically.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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