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Between camps : nations, cultures and the allure of race

Author: Paul Gilroy
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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"In this book, now reissued with a new introduction, Paul Gilroy puts forward a vision of a political culture beyond entrenched "camps" of racial, national, cultural and religious difference. Gilroy contends that "race-thinking" and the division of humanity into groups based on skin colour has served only to perpetuate inequality and oppression. In their place, he champions a new "planetary humanism", a global,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Gilroy
ISBN: 0415343658 9780415343657 9781138147096 1138147095
OCLC Number: 56439673
Notes: Previous edition: Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press; London: Allen Lane, 2000.
Description: xv, 406 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The crisis of "race" and raciology --
2. Modernity and infrahumanity --
3. Identity, belonging, and the critique of pure sameness --
4. Hitler wore khakis : icons, propaganda, and aesthetic politics --
5. "After the love has gone" : biopolitics and the decay of the black public sphere --
6. The tyrannies of unanimism --
7. "All about the Benjamins" : multicultural blackness --
corporate, commercial, and oppositional --
8. "Race," cosmopolitanism, and catastrophe --
9. "Third stone from the sun" : planetary humanism and strategic universalism.
Responsibility: Paul Gilroy.

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Gilroy examines the ways in which media and commodity culture have become preeminent in our lives in the years since the 1960s and especially in the 1980s and offers a new political language and a  Read more...

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