Racial Subjects

Author : David Theo Goldberg
ISBN : 9781317958642
Genre : Social Science
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Racial Subjects heralds the next wave of writing about race and moves discussions about race forward as few other books recently have. Arguing that racism is best understood as exclusionary relations of power rather than simply as hateful expressions, David Theo Goldberg analyzes contemporary expressions of race and racism. He engages political economy, culture, and everyday material life against a background analysis of profound demographic shifts and changing class formation and relations. Issues covered in Racial Subjects include the history of changing racial categories over the last two hundred years of U.S. census taking, multiculturalism, the experience of being racially mixed, the rise of new black public intellectuals, race and the law in the wake of the O. J. Simpson verdict, relations between blacks and Jews, and affirmative action.
Category: Social Science

Racial Imperatives

Author : Nadine Ehlers
ISBN : 9780253005366
Genre : Social Science
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Nadine Ehlers examines the constructions of blackness and whiteness cultivated in the U.S. imaginary and asks, how do individuals become racial subjects? She analyzes anti-miscegenation law, statutory definitions of race, and the rhetoric surrounding the phenomenon of racial passing to provide critical accounts of racial categorization and norms, the policing of racial behavior, and the regulation of racial bodies as they are underpinned by demarcations of sexuality, gender, and class. Ehlers places the work of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler’s account of performativity, and theories of race into conversation to show how race is a form of discipline, that race is performative, and that all racial identity can be seen as performative racial passing. She tests these claims through an excavation of the 1925 "racial fraud" case of Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and concludes by considering the possibilities for racial agency, extending Foucault’s later work on ethics and "technologies of the self" to explore the potential for racial transformation.
Category: Social Science

Mambo Montage

Author : Agustín Laó-Montes
ISBN : 9780231505444
Genre : History
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New York is the capital of mambo and a global factory of latinidad. This book covers the topic in all its multifaceted aspects, from Jim Crow baseball in the first half of the twentieth century to hip hop and ethno-racial politics, from Latinas and labor unions to advertising and Latino culture, from Cuban cuisine to the language of signs in New York City. Together the articles map out the main conceptions of Latino identity as well as the historical process of Latinization of New York. Mambo Montage is both a way of imagining latinidad and an angle of vision on the city.
Category: History

Museum Und Migration

Author : Regina Wonisch
ISBN : 9783839418017
Genre : Art
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Das Thema »Migration« findet zunehmend Eingang in Ausstellungen und Museen: Vielerorts werden Sonderausstellungen gestaltet oder Sammlungsbestände unter dem Aspekt Migration neu untersucht. Mit dem Migrationsmuseum hat sich zudem ein neuer Museumstyp etabliert. Dieser Band leistet einen Beitrag zur differenzierten Auseinandersetzung mit unterschiedlichen Visualisierungspraktiken in Migrationsausstellungen und -museen. Er versammelt Analysen von Ausstellungen in Deutschland, Frankreich, Österreich und im angloamerikanischen Raum, die zeigen, auf welche Weise die Repräsentationsformen von Migration von den jeweiligen gesellschaftspolitischen Rahmenbedingungen und nationalen Geschichtsnarrativen bestimmt werden.
Category: Art

Equivocal Subjects

Author : Shelleen Greene
ISBN : 9781441190437
Genre : Performing Arts
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A thorough study of the portrayal of race in Italian cinema, from the silent era to the present, illuminating issues in contemporary Italian society.
Category: Performing Arts

The Oxford Handbook Of Law And Politics

Author : Keith E. Whittington
ISBN : 9780191615061
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 85.29 MB
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The study of law and politics is one of the foundation stones of the discipline of political science, and it has been one of the most productive areas of cross-fertilization between the various subfields of political science and between political science and other cognate disciplines. This Handbook provides a comprehensive survey of the field of law and politics in all its diversity, ranging from such traditional subjects as theories of jurisprudence, constitutionalism, judicial politics and law-and-society to such re-emerging subjects as comparative judicial politics, international law, and democratization. The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics gathers together leading scholars in the field to assess key literatures shaping the discipline today and to help set the direction of research in the decade ahead.
Category: Political Science

Partly Colored

Author : Leslie Bow
ISBN : 0814791328
Genre : History
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Talking at Trena's is an ethnography conducted in a bar in an African American, middle-class neighborhood on Chicago's southside. May's work focuses on how the mostly black, working- and middle-class patrons of Trena's talk about race, work, class, women, relationships, the media, and life in general. May recognizes tavern talk as a form of social play and symbolic performace within the tavern, as well as an indication of the social problems African Americans confront on a daily basis. Following a long tradition of research on informal gathering places, May's work reveals, though close description and analysis of ethnographic data, how African Americans come to understand the racial dynamics of American society which impact their jobs, entertainment--particularly television programs--and their social interactions with peers, employers, and others. Talking at Trena's provides a window into the laughs, complaints, experiences, and strategies which Trena's regulars share for managing daily life outside the safety and comfort of the tavern.
Category: History

Race In The Schoolyard

Author : Amanda Lewis
ISBN : 9780813547039
Genre : Education
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Could your kids be learning a fourth R at school: reading, writing, 'rithmatic, and race? Race in the Schoolyard takes us to a place most of us seldom get to see in action+ our children's classrooms+ and reveals the lessons about race that are communicated there. Amanda E. Lewis spent a year observing classes at three elementary schools, two multiracial urban and one white suburban. While race of course is not officially taught like multiplication and punctuation, she finds that it nonetheless insinuates itself into everyday life in schools.Lewis explains how the curriculum, both expressed and hidden, conveys many racial lessons. While teachers and other school community members verbally deny the salience of race, she illustrates how it does influence the way they understand the world, interact with each other, and teach children. This eye-opening text is important reading for educators, parents, and scholars alike.
Category: Education

Race Or Ethnicity

Author : Jorge J. E. Gracia
ISBN : 0801473594
Genre : Philosophy
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"What is race? What is ethnicity? Should we think of them as identities? Can they be effectively individuated? How are they related? How do the relations between them influence pressing issues concerned with social identity, gender, racism, assimilation, exploitation, justice, the law, and public policy? And how are the answers to these questions affected by the Black and Latino experience in the United States"--From the Preface This collection of new essays explores the relation between race and ethnicity and its social and political implications. Although much work has been done on the philosophy of race in the past century in the United States, the concept of ethnicity has only recently awoken the interest of American philosophers, and the relations between race and ethnicity remain largely unexamined. The discussion is divided into two parts dealing, on the one hand, with the nature and the relation between race and ethnicity and, on the other, with the social consequences of the complex relations between them. Part I explores in particular the debated topic of racial and ethnic identities: Does it make sense to speak of racial and ethnic identities, and especially of black and Latino identities? And if it does make sense, how should these identities be conceptualized, and how are they related to gender? Part II examines how race and ethnicity have influenced the lot of some social groups in significant ways: How do racially defined institutions deal with racial assimilation? How do different conceptions of race and ethnicity influence public policy and various forms of racism? How can exploited racial and ethnic groups be effectively recognized? And what is the role of affect in social justice as dispensed by the courts? Contributors: Linda Martín Alcoff, Syracuse University; K. Anthony Appiah, Princeton University; Robert Bernasconi, University of Memphis; J. Angelo Corlett, San Diego State University; J. L. A. García, Boston College; Jorge J. E. Gracia, University at Buffalo; Howard McGary, Rutgers University; Eduardo Mendieta, Stony Brook University; Susana Nuccetelli, University of Texas-Pan American; Kenneth Shockley, University at Buffalo; Diego A. von Vacano, Texas A & M University; Naomi Zack, University of Oregon
Category: Philosophy