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Things of Darkness

Things of Darkness

Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England

  • Author: Kim F. Hall
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801482496
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 319
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The "Ethiope," the "tawny Tartar," the "woman blackamoore," and "knotty Africanisms"--allusions to blackness abound in Renaissance texts. Kim F. Hall's eagerly awaited book is the first to view these evocations of blackness in the contexts of sexual politics, imperialism, and slavery in early modern England. Her work reveals the vital link between England's expansion into realms of difference and otherness--through exploration and colonialism-and the highly charged ideas of race and gender which emerged. How, Hall asks, did new connections between race and gender figure in Renaissance ideas about the proper roles of men and women? What effect did real racial and cultural difference have on the literary portrayal of blackness? And how did the interrelationship of tropes of race and gender contribute to a modern conception of individual identity? Hall mines a wealth of sources for answers to these questions: travel literature from Sir John Mandeville's Travels to Leo Africanus's History and Description of Africa; lyric poetry and plays, from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest to Ben Jonson's Masque of Blackness; works by Emilia Lanyer, Philip Sidney, John Webster, and Lady Mary Wroth; and the visual and decorative arts. Concentrating on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Hall shows how race, sexuality, economics, and nationalism contributed to the formation of a modern ( white, male) identity in English culture. The volume includes a useful appendix of not readily accessible Renaissance poems on blackness.

The Idea of Race

The Idea of Race

  • Author: Robert Bernasconi
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780872204584
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 213
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A survey of the historical development of the idea of race, this anthology offers pre-twentieth century theories about the concept of race, classic twentieth century sources reiterating and contesting ideas of race as scientific, and several philosophically relevant essays that discuss the issues presented. A general Introduction gives an overview of the readings. Headnotes introduce each selection. Includes suggested further readings.

Race And Ethnicity In Latin America

Race And Ethnicity In Latin America

  • Author: Peter Wade
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • ISBN: 9780745309873
  • Category: History
  • Page: 152
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'An excellent source on past and present debates, and a coherent and insightful set of proposals concerning methodology'.International Affairs'More than merely providing a student's textbook. [Wade] covers the main themes and offers a comprehensive overview of the relevant debates ... an excellent textbook.'European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies'Wade's latest book is intelligent and easy-to-read, and represents a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of race and ethnicity in Latin America.'Patterns of Prejudice

Race, Nature, and the Politics of Difference

Race, Nature, and the Politics of Difference

  • Author: Donald S. Moore,Jake Kosek,Anand Pandian
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822330912
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 475
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How do race and nature work as terrains of power? From eighteenth-century claims that climate determined character to twentieth-century medical debates about the racial dimensions of genetic disease, concepts of race and nature are integrally connected, woven into notions of body, landscape, and nation. Yet rarely are these complex entanglements explored in relation to the contemporary cultural politics of difference. This volume takes up that challenge. Distinguished contributors chart the traffic between race and nature across sites including rainforests, colonies, and courtrooms. Synthesizing a number of fields--anthropology, cultural studies, and critical race, feminist, and postcolonial theory--this collection analyzes diverse historical, cultural, and spatial locations. Contributors draw on thinkers such as Fanon, Foucault, and Gramsci to investigate themes ranging from exclusionary notions of whiteness and wilderness in North America to linguistic purity in Germany. Some essayists focus on the racialized violence of imperial rule and evolutionary science and the biopolitics of race and class in the Guatemalan civil war. Others examine how race and nature are fused in biogenetic discourse--in the emergence of "racial diseases" such as sickle cell anemia, in a case of mistaken in vitro fertilization in which a white couple gave birth to a black child, and even in the world of North American dog breeding. Several essays tackle the politics of representation surrounding environmental justice movements, transnational sex tourism, and indigenous struggles for land and resource rights in Indonesia and Brazil. Contributors. Bruce Braun, Giovanna Di Chiro, Paul Gilroy, Steven Gregory, Donna Haraway, Jake Kosek, Tania Murray Li, Uli Linke, Zine Magubane, Donald S. Moore, Diane Nelson, Anand Pandian, Alcida Rita Ramos, Keith Wailoo, Robyn Wiegman

Race, Identity, and Representation in Education

Race, Identity, and Representation in Education

  • Author: Cameron McCarthy
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415905589
  • Category: Curriculum change
  • Page: 329
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Race, Identity and Representation in Educationoffers new cultural and poststructuralist approaches to the topic of race relations in education, the humanities and the social sciences, emphasizing the themes of identity and representation. Contributors:Michael Apple, Cameron McCarthy, Warren Crichlow, Michael Omi, Howard Winant, Cornel West, Ali Behdad, Roxana Ng, William F. Pinar, Leslie Roman, Lawrence Grossberg, Richard Hatcher, Barry Troyna, Fazal Rizvi, Catherine Raissiguier, Christine Sleeter, Glenn Hudak, Deborah P. Britzman, Kelvin Santiago-Válles, Gladys Jiménez-Muñoz, Laura M. Lamash, Elizabeth Ellsworth, Susan Edgerton, Michele Wallace, Manthia Diawara, Laura Elisa Perez, Patrick McGee, Edward Said, and Hazel Carby.

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

  • Author: Richard T. Schaefer
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412926947
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1622
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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

Against Race

Against Race

Imagining Political Culture Beyond the Color Line

  • Author: Paul Gilroy
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674000964
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 406
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After all the "progress" made since World War II in matters pertaining to race, why are we still conspiring to divide humanity into different identity groups based on skin color? Did all the good done by the Civil Rights Movement and the decolonization of the Third World have such little lasting effect? In this provocative book Paul Gilroy contends that race-thinking has distorted the finest promises of modern democracy. He compels us to see that fascism was the principal political innovation of the twentieth century--and that its power to seduce did not die in a bunker in Berlin. Aren't we in fact using the same devices the Nazis used in their movies and advertisements when we make spectacles of our identities and differences? Gilroy examines the ways in which media and commodity culture have become preeminent in our lives in the years since the 1960s and especially in the 1980s with the rise of hip-hop and other militancies. With this trend, he contends, much that was wonderful about black culture has been sacrificed in the service of corporate interests and new forms of cultural expression tied to visual technologies. He argues that the triumph of the image spells death to politics and reduces people to mere symbols. At its heart, Against Race is a utopian project calling for the renunciation of race. Gilroy champions a new humanism, global and cosmopolitan, and he offers a new political language and a new moral vision for what was once called "anti-racism."

Race and Racism in Theory and Practice

Race and Racism in Theory and Practice

  • Author: Berel Lang
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780847696932
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 266
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This collection of original essays by scholars from a diverse range of fields, examines issues of race in a variety of historical and geographical settings, ranging from classical Greece to the contemporary Americas, Europe and Asia. The authors provide an important perspective on race both in its theoretical origins and in its actual appearances while paying close attention to the ways in which the study of race itself has been carried on or ignored by various disciplines.

Race, Space, and the Law

Race, Space, and the Law

Unmapping a White Settler Society

  • Author: Sherene Razack
  • Publisher: Between The Lines
  • ISBN: 1896357598
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 310
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Race, Space, and the Law belongs to a growing field of exploration that spans critical geography, sociology, law, education, and critical race and feminist studies. Writers who share this terrain reject the idea that spaces, and the arrangement of bodies in them, emerge naturally over time. Instead, they look at how spaces are created and the role of law in shaping and supporting them. They expose hierarchies that emerge from, and in turn produce, oppressive spatial categories. The authors' unmapping takes us through drinking establishments, parks, slums, classrooms, urban spaces of prostitution, parliaments, the main streets of cities, mosques, and the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders. Each example demonstrates that "place," as a Manitoba Court of Appeal judge concluded after analyzing a section of the Indian Act, "becomes race."

Race, Nation, Class

Race, Nation, Class

Ambiguous Identities

  • Author: Etienne Balibar,Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein,Senior Researcher Immanuel Wallerstein
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9780860913276
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
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'Race, Nation, Class' is a key dialogue on identity and nationalism by major critics of capitalism.