Henry James and the Writing of Race and NationHenry James and the Writing of Race and Nation

tions of this " complicated race " and its " genteel " culture will hardly do to represent the " swarming vastness ... In the post - Darwinian moment , the very terms of human identity - categories of race , nation , and species - had ...

Author: Sara Blair

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521497507


Page: 284

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This 1996 book describes a new Henry James who, rather than being paraded as a beacon of high culture, actually expresses a nuanced understanding of, and engagement with, popular culture. Arguing against recent trends in critical studies which locate racial resistance in popular culture, Sara Blair uncovers this resistance within literature and high modernism. She analyses a variety of texts from early travel writing to The Princess Casamassima, The American Scene and The Tragic Muse, always setting the scene through descriptions of key events of the time such as Jack the Ripper's murders. Blair makes a powerful case for reading James with a sense of sustained contradiction and her project absorbingly argues for the historical and ongoing importance of literary texts and discourses to the study of culture and cultural value.

Race Nation HistoryRace Nation History

Many nineteenth-century scholars comprehended the concepts of nation and race as nearly identical and therefore interchangeable. Thus, the main difficulty is to differentiate between them, since, for some, such a distinction is only ...

Author: Oded Y. Steinberg

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812296235


Page: 280

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In Race, Nation, History, Oded Y. Steinberg examines the way a series of nineteenth-century scholars in England and Germany first constructed and then questioned the periodization of history into ancient, medieval, and modern eras, shaping the way we continue to think about the past and present of Western civilization at a fundamental level. Steinberg explores this topic by tracing the deep connections between the idea of epochal periodization and concepts of race and nation that were prevalent at the time—especially the role that Germanic or Teutonic tribes were assumed to play in the unfolding of Western history. Steinberg shows how English scholars such as Thomas Arnold, Williams Stubbs, and John Richard Green; and German scholars such as Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen, Max Müller, and Reinhold Pauli built on the notion of a shared Teutonic kinship to establish a correlation between the division of time and the ascent or descent of races or nations. For example, although they viewed the Germanic tribes' conquest of the Roman Empire in A.D. 476 as a formative event that symbolized the transformation from antiquity to the Middle Ages, they did so by highlighting the injection of a new and dominant ethnoracial character into the decaying empire. But they also rejected the idea that the fifth century A.D. was the most decisive era in historical periodization, advocating instead for a historical continuity that emphasized the significance of the Germanic tribes' influence on the making of the nations of modern Europe. Concluding with character studies of E. A. Freeman, James Bryce, and J. B. Bury, Steinberg demonstrates the ways in which the innovative schemes devised by this community of Victorian historians for the division of historical time relied on the cornerstone of race.

Race Nation and Citizenship in Postcolonial AfricaRace Nation and Citizenship in Postcolonial Africa

Studies in Comparative International Development 38 (2003): 43–63; “The Politics of Race and Nation: Citizenship and Africanization in Tanganyika." Political Power and Social Theory 14 (2000): 51–86. 30 35 40 Regions of Zanzibar* 1 ...

Author: Ronald Aminzade

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107436053


Page: 448

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Nationalism has generated violence, bloodshed, and genocide, as well as patriotic sentiments that encourage people to help fellow citizens and place public responsibilities above personal interests. This study explores the contradictory character of African nationalism as it unfolded over decades of Tanzanian history in conflicts over public policies concerning the rights of citizens, foreigners, and the nation's Asian racial minority. These policy debates reflected a history of racial oppression and foreign domination and were shaped by a quest for economic development, racial justice, and national self-reliance.

Race Nation and Religion in the AmericasRace Nation and Religion in the Americas

Yet Morehouse's simple statement of faith concealed a more complex process in which the hierarchy of race, rather than being ... California (1877); Rock Springs, Wyoming (1885); and Seattle and 150 race and nation in the mission field.

Author: Henry Goldschmidt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190287580



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This collection of all new essays will explore the complex and unstable articulations of race and religion that have helped to produce "Black," "White," "Creole," "Indian," "Asian," and other racialized identities and communities in the Americas. Drawing on original research in a range of disciplines, the authors will investigate: 1) how the intertwined categories of race and religion have defined, and been defined by, global relations of power and inequality; 2) how racial and religious identities shape the everyday lives of individuals and communities; and 3) how racialized and marginalized communities use religion and religious discourses to contest the persistent power of racism in societies structured by inequality. Taken together, these essays will define a new standard of critical conversation on race and religion throughout the Americas.

Race Nation and Gender in Modern ItalyRace Nation and Gender in Modern Italy

In Between Camps: Nations, Culture and the Allure of Race. London: Routledge, 2004. ———. Small Acts. London: Serpent's Tail, 1993. ———. There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack: The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation.

Author: Gaia Giuliani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137509178


Page: 299

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This book explores intersectional constructions of race and whiteness in modern and contemporary Italy. It contributes to transnational and interdisciplinary reflections on these issues through an analysis of political debates and social practices, focusing in particular on visual materials from the unification of Italy (1861) to the present day. Giuliani draws attention to rearticulations of the transnationally constructed Italian ‘colonial archive’ in Italian racialised identity-politics and cultural racisms across processes of nation building, emigration, colonial expansion, and the construction of the first post-fascist Italian society. The author considers the ‘figures of race’ peopling the Italian colonial archive as composing past and present ideas and representations of (white) Italianness and racialised/gendered Otherness. Students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including Italian studies, political philosophy, sociology, history, visual and cultural studies, race and whiteness studies and gender studies, will find this book of interest.

Race Nation and Capital in the Modern WorldRace Nation and Capital in the Modern World

In his Mein Kampf, Hitler contrasted the smaller European nations that possessed vast colonial empires with his envy of the ... It can fairly be concluded that the psychological integration of race and nation of these “ordinary men” was ...

Author: Philip Y. Nicholson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000853407


Page: 206

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Race, Nation, and Capital in the Modern World is a comprehensive yet concise book that traces the history of racism, nationalism and capitalism from their combined origins at the end of the fifteenth century to the present. This book describes the development of legal codes and institutional practices that brought vast wealth and power to their chief beneficiaries, along with great suffering, exploitation and destruction to its victims. Instead of understanding racism as an aberration or dark flaw in the troubled past of a world power like the United States, this synthesis places race and racism in the forefront of the unfolding history of nationalism and capitalism. The work de-emphasizes the uniqueness of each nation’s particular experience by showing the interdependence of capitalist and racist practices. The narrative follows the leading hegemonic national powers as they expanded from mercantile conquests through plantation enslavement, massive displacement of populations, colonialism, global warfare and finally the tenacious contemporary aftermath. There are no comparable surveys for undergraduates or general readers seeking a unified historical understanding of these primary drivers of modernity. It is a provocative introductory guide and not a work of political theory. This volume will appeal to students, scholars and those interested in studies on racism, race, capital, the history of inequality and human and civil rights.

Race Nation ClassRace Nation Class

All these structures appear retrospectively to us as pre - national , because they made possible certain features of the nation - state , into which they were ultimately to be incorporated with varying degrees of modification .

Author: Étienne Balibar

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 0860913279


Page: 248

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'Race, Nation, Class' is a key dialogue on identity and nationalism by major critics of capitalism.

Race and NationRace and Nation

'Race and Nation' offers a comparison of the various racial & ethnic systems that have developed around the world, in locations that include China, New Zealand, Eritrea & Jamaica.

Author: Paul R. Spickard

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415950031


Page: 412

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'Race and Nation' offers a comparison of the various racial & ethnic systems that have developed around the world, in locations that include China, New Zealand, Eritrea & Jamaica.

The SAGE Handbook of Nations and NationalismThe SAGE Handbook of Nations and Nationalism

In this framework it becomes virtually impossible to distinguish the categories of 'society', 'nation' and 'race'. Nation is in part represented as a discursive myth about the historical origins of the people, as opposed races or as a ...

Author: Gerard Delanty

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446206447


Page: 598

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′With its list of distinguished contributors and its wide range of topics, the handbook is surely destined to become an invaluable resource for all serious students of nationalism′ - Michael Billig, Professor of Social Sciences at Loughborough University and author of ′Banal Nationalism′ (SAGE 1995) ′The persistence - some would say: revival - of nationalism across the recent history of modernity, in particular the past two decades, has taken many scholars in the social sciences by surprise. In response, interest in the analysis of nationalism has increased and given rise to a great variety of new angles under which to study the phenomenon. What was missing in the cacophony of voices addressing nationalism was a volume that brought them together and confronted them with each other. This handbook does just that. It deserves particular praise for the wide range of approaches and topic included and for the systematic attempt at studying nationalism as a phenomenon of our time, not a remnant from the past′ - Peter Wagner, Professor of Social and Political Theory, European University Institute; and Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick ′For students concerned with the contemporary study of nationalism this will be an invaluable publication. The three-fold division into approaches, themes and cases is a very solid and sensible one. The editors have commissioned essays from leading scholars in the field [and]this handbook provides the best single-volume overview of contemporary nationalism′ - John Breuilly, Professor of Nationalism and Ethnicity, London School of Economics Nationalism has long excited debate in political, social and cultural theory and remains a key field of enquiry among historians, anthropologists, sociologists as well as political scientists. It is also one of the critical media issues of our time. There are, however, surprisingly few volumes that bring together the best of this intellectual diversity into one collection. This Handbook gives readers a critical survey of the latest theories and debates and provides a glimpse of the issues that will shape their future. Its three sections guide the reader through the theoretical approaches to this field of study, its major themes - from modernity to memory, migration and genocide - and the diversity of nationalisms found around the globe. The overall aim of this Handbook is to relate theories and debates within and across a range of disciplines, illuminate themes and issues of central importance in both historical and contemporary contexts, and show how nationalism has impacted upon and interacted with other political and social forms and forces. This book provides a much-needed resource for scholars in international relations, political science, social theory and sociology.

Race Nation TranslationRace Nation Translation

or discourse provides the possibility of subjectivity for someone who is seen as object, a subordinate race despised ... And following Anderson's view of nation as imagined community, those who do not know each other can speak for each ...

Author: Zoë Wicomb

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300226171


Page: 363

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The first collection of nonfiction critical writings by one of the leading literary figures of post-apartheid South Africa The most significant nonfiction writings of Zoë Wicomb, one of South Africa's leading authors and intellectuals, are collected here for the first time in a single volume. This compilation features essays on the works of such prominent South African writers as Bessie Head, Nadine Gordimer, Njabulo Ndebele, and J. M. Coetzee, as well as on a wide range of cultural and political topics, including gender politics, sexuality, race, identity, nationalism, and visual art. Also presented here are a reflection on Nelson Mandela and a revealing interview with Wicomb. In these essays, written between 1990 and 2013, Wicomb offers insights into her nation's history, politics, and people. In a world in which nationalist rhetoric is on the rise and right-wing populist movements are the declared enemies of diversity and pluralism, her essays speak powerfully to a host of current international issues.