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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:

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.
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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 133 x 197mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138904686
  • 9781138904682

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 Process
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About Alexa Joubin

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.
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