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Dark Vanishings
Discourse on the Extinction of Primitive Races, 1800–1930
Patrick Brantlinger
Brantlinger here examines the commonly held 19th-century view that all "primitive" races around the world were doomed sooner or later to extinction.



No Fire Next Time
Black-Korean Conflicts and the Future of America's Cities
Patrick D. Joyce
Why did Black-Korean tensions result in violent clashes in Los Angeles but not in New York City? In a book based on fieldwork and on a nationwide database he constructed to track such conflicts, Patrick D. Joyce goes beyond sociological and...



Affirmative Exclusion
Cultural Pluralism and the Rule of Custom in France
Jean-Loup Amselle
Jean-Loup Amselle explores the issue of multiculturalism by delving into the history of France's confrontation with ethnic difference. Amselle analyzes France's relationship to Egypt, Algeria, and Senegal to show how ideas about difference and...



Whither Multiculturalism?
A Politics of Dissensus
The attempt to make democratic processes more inclusive has led to the problematic notion of "multiculturalism." It is based on a new principle that 'all voices should be heard' and 'equal respect' has become the irreducible core of the liberal state. . .



Hispanas de Queens
Latino Panethnicity in a New York City Neighborhood
Milagros Ricourt, Ruby Danta
What happens when persons of several Latin American national groups reside in the same neighborhood— Milagros Ricourt and Ruby Danta consider the stories of women of different nationalities—Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Peruvian...



I'm Not a Racist, But . .
The Moral Quandary of Race
Lawrence Blum
Blum develops a historically grounded account of racism as the deeply morally charged notion it has become. He addresses the question whether people of color can be racist, defines types of racism, and identifies debased and inappropriate usages of the term.



Ape to Apollo
Aesthetics and the Idea of Race in the 18th Century
David Bindman
Ape to Apollo is the first book to follow the development in the eighteenth century of the idea of race as it shaped and was shaped by the idea of aesthetics. Twelve full-color illustrations and sixty-five black-and-white illustrations from...



Wanderings
Sudanese Migrants and Exiles in North America
Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf
In one of the first books devoted to the experience of Sudanese immigrants and exiles in the United States, Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf places her community into context, showing its increasing historical and political...



Brokered Homeland
Japanese Brazilian Migrants in Japan
Joshua Hotaka Roth
Faced with an aging workforce, Japanese firms are hiring foreign workers in ever-increasing numbers. In 1990 Japan's government began encouraging the migration of Nikkeijin (overseas Japanese) who are presumed to assimilate more easily than are...



A Politics of Impossible Difference
The Later Work of Luce Irigaray
Penelope Deutscher
The influential philosopher and theorist Luce Irigaray has been faulted for giving more importance to sexual difference than to race and multiculturalism. Penelope Deutscher's eagerly awaited book, the first to focus on the scholar's...



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