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New Critical Idiom: Race offers a comprehensive and compelling introduction to the study of the idiom and charts significant contemporary attempts to go beyond the limits posed by the terms 'race' and 'racism'. Its breadth of coverage, both geographically and temporally, provides readers with an expansive, global understanding of the term from the classical period onwards. Topic covered include: Otherness; Race and Social Theory; Identity, Ethnicity and Immigration Critical Race Theory. This clear and engaging study presents readers with a thought provoking guide, essential for students of Literature, Culture and Race.show more

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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 133.35 x 196.85mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138904686
  • 9781138904682

About Martin Orkin

Martin Orkin is a Professor at the University of Haifa in Israel, where he teaches in the departments of Theatre and English. Alexa Huang is a Professor of English at George Washington University, USA.show more

Table of contents

Introduction  Part 1 Fixing the Fetters of Race  Chapter 1: Marking Barbarians, Jews, Turks, and Moors or Blacks: the classical, medieval and early modern periods  Chapter 2: Pseudo-Scientific or Biological markings of difference: seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries  Chapter 3: Racist State Legislations, Fascism, Genocide: twentieth century  Part 2 Re-casting the Fetters of Race  Chapter 4: Re-reading Slavery  Chapter 5: Epistemologies of Otherness; Inventing Whiteness  Part 3 Loosening the fetters of ‘Race’  Chapter 6: Race within Social Theory  Chapter 7: Britain’s New Racism and Multiculturalism  Chapter 8: Europe’s Identity, Ethnicity and Immigration  Chapter 9: North America’s Critical Race Theory  Chapter 10: South African Praxis  Chapter 11: Negotiating Palestine/Israel  Chapter 12: Imaginings of Islam  Race, Racism and Processshow more