Lively, incisive, and provocative, these conversations between Goldberg and Giroux serve both as an introduction to Goldberg's important work for newcomers, and as a significant elaboration that will be of great interest to those already familiar with him. The power and sophistication of Golberg's analysis is on full display, and the conversational style gives it a heightened sense of liveliness and urgency. This is a milestone text in the theorization of race and racism.
Michael J. Monahan, Marquette University
Through these provocative conversations in which Susan Searls Giroux asks David Theo Goldberg to reflect on the body of his work, we discover what it means to inhabit a world where race has been consigned to the realm of the invisible, but political, economic, and ideological structures continue to bear "the weight of race." As Goldberg deftly recapitulates his considerable theoretical contributions, he links complex analyses of race and racism to key historical events, thus rendering them importantly accessible to new audiences today.
Angela Y. Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz
For decades, David Theo Goldberg has been theorizing race and racialization across a variety of temporal and geopolitical formations--apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa, 19th through 21st century United States, Palestine/Israel, old Europe and new immigrant Europe. This splendid set of conversations between Goldberg and Giroux reprises the riches of his thought and places essential touchstones for theorizing race today, among them political theology, neoliberalism, gender and class, Eurocentrism, immigration, securitization, language and silence. Along the way, Goldberg and Giroux probe the riches and limitations of diverse theoretical approachesÑpsychoanalytic, Foucaultian, feminist, Marxist and postcolonial-- for grasping racial formations and subjections. This is a wonderfully readable, teachable and stimulating text.
Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeleyshow more