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Race, Martin Orkin ; with Alexa Huang

Race, Martin Orkin ; with Alexa Huang
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Martin Orkin ; with Alexa Huang
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The new critical idiom
Race offers a compelling introduction to the study of ideas related to race throughout history. Its breadth of coverage, both geographically and temporally, provides readers with an expansive, global understanding of the term from the classical period onwards. This concise guide offers an overview of: Intersections of Race and Gender Race and Social Theory Identity, Ethnicity, and Immigration Whiteness Legislative and Judicial Markings of Difference Race in South Africa, Israel, East Asia, Asian America Blackness in a Global Context Race in the History of Science Critical Race Theory This clear and engaging study is essential reading for students of Literature, Culture, and Race
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Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Notes; Part I: Fixing the Fetters of Race; Chapter 1: Marking Barbarians, Muslims, Jews, Ethiopians, Africans, Moors, or Blacks; "Civilization" and "barbarism"; Marking religious difference: imagined monstrosity, ugliness, and sin; Marking skin pigmentation by color; The workings of the law and the making of race; Notes; Chapter 2: Pseudo-Scientific markings of difference; "Scientific method"; Pseudo-sciences and racial nationalismsEighteenth century doubleness about imaginings of raceNotes; Part II: Recasting the Fetters of Race; Chapter 3: Legislative, Governmental, and Judicial Markings of Diference; Self-evident"truths": race and the law in the United States; South African common law and Coetzee's fiction; Legal constructions of race in pre-1939 and World War II Germany; T.S. Eliot, Enid Bagnold, racial "purity," and eugenics; Notes; Chapter 4: Slavery and Race; "Natural" slavery; African slaves; History of the British slave trade; British slave-ownershipSolomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave and Toni Morrison's BelovedNotes; Part III: Loosening the Fetters of Race; Chapter 5: Race and Epistemologies of Othernes; Signifying relationally: race and nation; Signifying relationally: race and gender; Double consciousness; Race and hospitality; Identities in exile; Coda: locating the epistemology of otherness; Notes; Conclusion: Race in the world; Word made flesh; Ocular proof; Locations of race; Disowning race; Notes; Glossary; Index
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