The Ideological Condition Selected Essays on History Race and Gender

Yet, universal emancipationcannotbeachievedbypassingover thedifferences of race, empire,sexu- ality, and gender. It involves working through the differences, not past them. Himani Bannerji has thus placed herself at the centre of ...


Author: Himani Bannerji

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004441620

Category: Political Science

Page: 820

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The Ideological Condition is a feminist critique of ideology as a barrier to self and social transformation. Himani Bannerji explores the problematic of praxis by connecting forms of consciousness and politics. We see how people make history in spite of hegemony.

The Invisible Empire

Roediger, David (1994) Towards the Abolition of Whiteness: Essays on Race, Politics, and Working Class History, London: Verso. Rorty, Richard (1989) Contingency, Irony and Solidarity, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Author: Georgie Wemyss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317027003

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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This book offers a significant and original contribution to critical race theory. Georgie Wemyss offers an anthropological account of the cultural hegemony of the West through investigations of the central and pivotal constituent of the dominant white discourse of Britishness - the Invisible Empire. She demonstrates how the repetitive burying of British Empire histories of violence in the retelling of Britain’s past works to disguise how power operates in the present, showing how other related elements have been substantially reproduced through time to accommodate the challenges of history. The book combines ethnographic and discourse analysis with the study of connected histories to reveal how the dominant discourse maintains its dominance through its flexibility and its strategic alliances with subordinate groups.

Essays on Women in Western Esotericism

For her, this symbolized the degeneration of that race which, in ancient India—a time of glory—had positioned women in ... 4 (1994): 469–481; Antoinette Burton, “Race, Empire, and the Making of Western Feminism,” Routledge Historical ...


Author: Amy Hale

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030768898

Category: Anthropology

Page: 401

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This book is the first collection to feature histories of women in Western Esotericism while also highlighting womens scholarship. In addition to providing a critical examination of important and under researched figures in the history of Western Esotericism, these fifteen essays also contribute to current debates in the study of esotericism about the very nature of the field itself. The chapters are divided into four thematic sections that address current topics in the study of esotericism: race and othering, femininity, power and leadership and embodiment. This collection not only adds important voices to the story of Western Esotericism, it hopes to change the way the story is told. Amy Hale is an anthropologist and folklorist specializing in contemporary esoteric history, art and culture. Co-edited collections include New Directions in Celtic Studies, and The Journal of the Academic Study of Magic 5. She has written widely on surrealist and occultist Ithell Colquhoun, and is the author of the Colquhoun biography Genius of the Fern Loved Gully.

Empire And Others

Renewed attention to white racial identity was inaugurated with the publication of D. Roediger's The wages of whiteness: race and the making of the American working class (London, 1991); see also the essays in his Towards the abolition ...


Author: Professor M Daunton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000144543

Category: History

Page: 412

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Much has been written about the forging of a British identity in the 17th and 18th centuries, from the multiple kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland. But the process also ran across the Irish sea and was played out in North America and the Caribbean. In the process, the indigenous peoples of North America, the Caribbean, the Cape, Australia and New Zealand were forced to redefine their identities. This text integrates the history of these areas with British and imperial history. With contributions from both sides of the Atlantic, each chapter deals with a different aspect of British encounters with indigenous peoples in Colonial America and includes, for example, sections on "Native Americans and Early Modern Concepts of Race" and "Hunting and the Politics of Masculinity in Cherokee treaty-making, 1763-1775". This book should be of particular interest to postgraduate students of Colonial American history and early modern British history.

Race Empire and First World War Writing

The essays in Part III ('Nationalism, memory and literature') – dealing with predominantly English-speaking former colonies, dominions or racial groups (such as African Americans) whose war experiences are relatively better-documented ...


Author: Santanu Das

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107782488

Category: Literary Criticism


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This volume brings together an international cast of scholars from a variety of fields to examine the racial and colonial aspects of the First World War, and show how issues of race and empire shaped its literature and culture. The global nature of the First World War is fast becoming the focus of intense enquiry. This book analyses European discourses about colonial participation and recovers the war experience of different racial, ethnic and national groups, including the Chinese, Vietnamese, Indians, Maori, West Africans and Jamaicans. It also investigates testimonial and literary writings, from war diaries and nursing memoirs to Irish, New Zealand and African American literature, and analyses processes of memory and commemoration in the former colonies and dominions. Drawing upon archival, literary and visual material, the book provides a compelling account of the conflict's reverberations in Europe and its empires and reclaims the multiracial dimensions of war memory.

Essential Essays

This volume's stand-out essays include his field-defining "Cultural Studies and Its Theoretical Legacies"; the prescient "The Great Moving Right Show," which first identified the emergent mode of authoritarian populism in British politics; ...


Author: Stuart Hall


ISBN: LCCN:2018022953

Category: Culture


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From his arrival in Britain in the 1950s and involvement in the New Left, to founding the field of cultural studies and examining race and identity in the 1990s and early 2000s, Stuart Hall has been central to shaping many of the cultural and political debates of our time. Essential Essays-a landmark two-volume set-brings together Stuart Hall's most influential and foundational works. Spanning the whole of his career, these volumes reflect the breadth and depth of his intellectual and political projects while demonstrating their continued vitality and importance. Volume 1: Foundations of Cultural Studies focuses on the first half of Hall's career, when he wrestled with questions of culture, class, representation, and politics. This volume's stand-out essays include his field-defining "Cultural Studies and Its Theoretical Legacies"; the prescient "The Great Moving Right Show," which first identified the emergent mode of authoritarian populism in British politics; and "Encoding and Decoding in the Television Discourse," one of his most influential pieces of media criticism. As a whole, Volume 1 provides a panoramic view of Hall's fundamental contributions to cultural studies. Volume 2: Identity and Diaspora draws from Hall's later essays, in which he investigated questions of colonialism, empire, and race. It opens with "Gramsci's Relevance for the Study of Race and Ethnicity," which frames the volume and finds Hall rethinking received notions of racial essentialism. In addition to essays on multiculturalism and globalization, black popular culture, and Western modernity's racial underpinnings, Volume 2 contains three interviews with Hall, in which he reflects on his life to theorize his identity as a colonial and diasporic subject. -- Provided by publisher.

Critical Essays on Chicano Studies

Likewise , cultural tourism industries have also profited considerably by those same discourses of race , empire , and nationalism – or , more specifically , by the product of those discourses : the American West itself , in all its ...


Author: Ramón Espejo

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039112813

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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This book explores the most recent critical and theoretical approaches in the field of Chicano studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. The contributions go back to the 4th International Conference on Chicano Literature which took place in Sevilla in May 2004. They deal with a wide variety of topics and approach the subject from diverse viewpoints. Some examine specific literary texts by major Chicano authors from feminist, comparative and close-reading approaches, others discuss ideological and cultural issues like folklore, ethnicity, identity, sexuality or stereotypes, while yet others focus on artistic manifestations like films and murals. Furthermore, the volume also includes an interview with the Chicana writer Ana Castillo. The main goal of this collection is to find new cultural possibilities and strategies while exploring future dilemmas in the field of Chicano Studies.

Empire Race and Global Justice

Critical philosophers of race have tended not to engage in systematic discussion of global justice.34 There is a ... Philosophical Essays on Whiteness (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012); Charles Mills, 'White Ignorance' in ...


Author: Duncan Bell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108427791

Category: History

Page: 320

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The first volume to explore the role of race and empire in political theory debates over global justice.

Race Nation Empire in American History

Collectively, these essays demonstrate that the seemingly contradictory processes of boundary crossing and boundary making are and always have been intertwined.


Author: James T. Campbell


ISBN: 9781442994010

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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While public debates over America's current foreign policy often treat American empire as a new phenomenon, this lively collection of essays offers a pointed reminder that visions of national and imperial greatness were a cornerstone of the new country when it was founded. In fact, notions of empire have long framed debates over western expansion, Indian removal, African slavery, Asian immigration, and global economic dominance, and they persist today despite the proliferation of anti-imperialist rhetoric. In fifteen essays, distinguished historians examine the central role of empire in American race relations, nationalism, and foreign policy from the founding of the United States to the twenty-first century. Full of transnational connections and cross-pollinations, of people appearing in unexpected places, the essays are also stories of people being put, quite literally, in their place by the bitter struggles over the boundaries of race and nation. Collectively, these essays demonstrate that the seemingly contradictory processes of boundary crossing and boundary making are and always have been intertwined. The contributors are James T. Campbell, Ruth Feldstein, Kevin K. Gaines, Matt Garcia, Matthew Pratt Guterl, George Hutchinson, Matthew Frye Jacobson, Prema Kurien, Robert G. Lee, Eric Love, Melani McAlister, Joanne Pope Melish, Louise M. Newman, Vernon J. Williams Jr., and Natasha Zaretsky. The editors are James T. Campbell, Matthew Pratt Guterl, and Robert G. Lee.

Postcolonial Star Wars

This collection of twenty short essays draws upon postcolonial theories established by Edward Said, Frantz Fanon, and Albert Camus to help readers better understand the power structures in Star Wars.


Author: Matthew Schultz

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527551992

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 140

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This collection of twenty short essays draws upon postcolonial theories established by Edward Said, Frantz Fanon, and Albert Camus to help readers better understand the power structures in Star Wars. Divided into five sections––Rebellion, Racism, Feminism, The Subaltern, and The Gothic––the text considers the narrative and technical aspects of various Star Wars films, animated television series, comics, and short stories. While this collection will be of interest to any Star Wars fan wishing to deepen their knowledge of the literature, history, and politics that influenced the creators of the galaxy far, far away, it will also be compelling reading for undergraduates enrolled in first-year writing courses and those taking seminars on science fiction, postcolonial literature, or media studies.