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Represent and destroy : rationalizing violence in the new racial capitalism

Author: Jodi Melamed
Publisher: Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press, ©2011.
Series: Difference incorporated.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the global convulsions in the aftermath of World War II, one dominant world racial order broke apart and a new one emerged. This is the story Jodi Melamed tells in Represent and Destroy, portraying the postwar racial break as a transition from white supremacist modernity to a formally antiracist liberal capitalist modernity in which racial violence works normatively by policing representations of difference.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jodi Melamed
ISBN: 9780816674244 0816674248 9780816674251 0816674256
OCLC Number: 719427973
Description: xxiv, 274 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: producing discourses of certainty with official antiracisms --
1. Killing sympathies: racial liberalism and race novels --
2. Counterinsurgent canon wars and surviving liberal multiculturalism --
3. Making global citizens: neoliberal multiculturalism and literary value --
4. Difference as strategy in international indigenous peoples' movements --
Epilogue: rematerializing antiracism.
Series Title: Difference incorporated.
Responsibility: Jodi Melamed.

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"A brilliant correction to both Weber and Winant, Represent and Destroy demonstrates how `the control over the means of rationality' characterizes post-World War II US liberal racial orders. Read more...

 
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