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Race Otherwise : Forging a New Humanism for South Africa.

Author: Zimitri Erasmus
Publisher: Johannesburg : Witwatersrand University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Erasmus presents three tensions to consider in the making and unmaking of race; the assumed visibility of 'race' and manoeuvres that disrupt this assumption; rigidity of race categories; and the use of genetic ancestry tests to confirm identities, and continuing processes of making the Self and the social.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Erasmus, Zimitri.
Race Otherwise : Forging a New Humanism for South Africa.
Johannesburg : Witwatersrand University Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zimitri Erasmus
ISBN: 9781776141845 1776141849
OCLC Number: 1090491640
Description: 1 online resource (236 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Appreciations; Abbreviations and acronyms; Foreword: Rehumaning our times, or love in a time of hate; Prelude; Illustrations; 1. This Blackness; 2. A Conversation; 3. The Look; 4. The Category; 5. The Gene; 6. Beginnings; 7. Open Closure; Notes; References; Index; Back Cover

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Erasmus presents three tensions to consider in the making and unmaking of race; the assumed visibility of 'race' and manoeuvres that disrupt this assumption; rigidity of race categories; and the use of genetic ancestry tests to confirm identities, and continuing processes of making the Self and the social.

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