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    DescriptionSelected as One of the "Village Voice"'s Favorite 25 Books of 2001 In this landmark work, historian Vijay Prashad refuses to engage the typical racial discussion that matches people of color against each other while institutionalizing the primacy of the white majority. Instead he examines more than five centuries of remarkable historical evidence of cultural and political interaction between Blacks and Asians around the world, in which they have exchanged cultural and religious symbols, appropriated personas and lifestyles, and worked together to achieve political change.


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    Title
    Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting
    Subtitle
    Afro-Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vijay Prashad
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780807050118
    ISBN 10: 0807050113
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL1
    B&T General Subject: 750
    DC21: 305.800973
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 42
    DC22: 305.800973
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: EI
    Libri: I-EI
    BISAC V2.8: SOC020000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET022
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/ASIAN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC043000, HIS000000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC001000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JBSL1, NHTB
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5PB-US-D
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Beacon Press
    Imprint name
    Beacon Press
    Publication date
    18 November 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Author Information
    Vijay Prashad is director and associate professor of international studies at Trinity College and the author of "The Karma of Brown Folk." He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
    Review quote
    In this brilliant exploration of the often surprising historical solidarities linking black and South Asian experiences, Prashad demolishes the conservative conceits of ethnic essentialism and so-called multiculturalism. In the usual dead zone of debate about identity politics, this little book is a refreshing oasis of original insight and unexpected affinity. -Mike Davis, author of "City of Quartz" and "Magical Urbanism" "Finally! A book that just might bring an end to all the silly talk of 'identity politics.' Vijay Prashad's powerful, original essays reveal that neither brown skins nor cultural commonalities explain the long and dynamic history of Afro-Asian solidarity. Rather, the answer lay in dreams of emancipation, dreams borne of Empire but nourished in the imaginations of so-called colored people who had to learn to trust each other in the trenches. This is one complicated and uncompleted journey we all need to know about." -Robin D. G. Kelley, author of "Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination"