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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Multicultural studies > Racism & racial discrimination

Lansdowne Dearest - My Family's Story Of Forced Removals (Paperback): Bronwyn Davids Lansdowne Dearest - My Family's Story Of Forced Removals (Paperback)
Bronwyn Davids
R280 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R39 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Bronwyn Davids’ great-grandpa Joe built their family home in Lansdowne, Cape Town, during the 1920s. She recreates their lives in the pages of this book and takes us on a journey with her family against the backdrop of apartheid South Africa. 

A charming family story, but also of gut-wrenching loss that is physical, mental, and spiritual.

The Origin Of Others (Hardcover): Toni Morrison The Origin Of Others (Hardcover)
Toni Morrison; Foreword by Ta-Nehisi Coates 2
R433 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R81 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct Others? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? Drawing on her Norton Lectures, Toni Morrison takes up these and other vital questions bearing on identity in The Origin Of Others.

In her search for answers, the novelist considers her own memories as well as history, politics, and especially literature. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and Camara Laye are among the authors she examines. Readers of Morrison's fiction will welcome her discussions of some of her most celebrated books: Beloved, Paradise, and A Mercy. Morrison also writes about nineteenth-century literary efforts to romance slavery, contrasting them with the scientific racism of Samuel Cartwright and the banal diaries of the plantation overseer and slaveholder Thomas Thistlewood. She looks at configurations of blackness, notions of racial purity, and the ways in which literature employs skin colour to reveal character or drive narrative.

Expanding the scope of her concern, she also addresses globalization and the mass movement of peoples in this century. National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates provides a foreword to Morrison's most personal work of nonfiction to date.

Can We Talk ... Will I Listen? - A Journey Towards The Healing Power Of Dialogue (Paperback): Elke Geising Can We Talk ... Will I Listen? - A Journey Towards The Healing Power Of Dialogue (Paperback)
Elke Geising 4
R85 Discovery Miles 850 In stock

In 2002 Elke moved to South Africa to start a new phase of life. Having been a successful international business woman, she wanted to share her knowledge and resources. She knew little about the traumatic history of apartheid and the brutal impact of racism in the country. To serve to lead – supporting South African women to succeed was the motto of the social entrepreneurship organisation she created. The book is a powerful testimony of successful women entrepreneurs in spite of the huge challenges faced by them in a still deeply divided country.

Little did Elke know that soon she would face a deeply jarring crisis, profoundly challenging her white western identity and values which seemed ill gotten in the context of white society’s racism and the brutal exclusion and oppression of black South Africans. The book tells with shocking honesty how she reached a breaking point, realizing that once again she belonged to the culture of perpetrators. She struggles with white society’s denial, silence, blaming and selfish protection of false privilege; it felt so painfully similar to post Nazi Germany from where Elke fled as a young adult, feeling such shame and guilt about her parents participation and her struggle with ‘loving parents and their evil choices’.

The book describes a gripping journey towards the healing power of dialogue. She meets amazing black South Africans, generous, dignified and accomplished who offer her guidance and embrace her in friendship and love. In that process, Elke shifts from anger and resentment into taking responsibility beyond shame and guilt as a descendant of Nazi parents and today as an undeservedly benefitting white South African. Together with a deeply committed Jewish educator Elke starts inter-racial dialogue sessions with school groups, students, teachers and scholars at the Holocaust Centre in Cape Town. Elke’s narrative is an moving account of conversations between people of diverse backgrounds, sharing their deep seated pain and shame.

Your People Will Be My People - The Ruth Khama Story (Paperback): Sue Grant-Marshall Your People Will Be My People - The Ruth Khama Story (Paperback)
Sue Grant-Marshall
R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Their love story was one of the greatest of our times.

Ruth Williams was a middle-class Londoner who loved ballroom dancing and ice skating when she met Seretse Khama. He was chief designate of the most powerful tribe in Bechuanaland, today Botswana, on the borders of apartheid South Africa. Their union sparked outrage, fear and anger. Ruth’s father barred her from their family home, she was hounded by the global media and shunned by white people in Seretse’s village of Serowe. The couple was humiliated, tricked and eventually exiled to England. But, despite all these tribulations, their love triumphed over the politics and prejudice of the time.

This is the story Ruth Khama told well-known journalist and author Sue Grant-Marshall ‒ the story of an extraordinary woman, who had the courage of her convictions in marrying the man she loved and accepting his country and people as her own.

[Br]other (Hardcover): James Oatway [Br]other (Hardcover)
James Oatway; Photographs by Alon Skuy
R380 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R105 (28%) In stock

More than twelve years have passed since deadly xenophobic attacks swept unexpectedly through South Africa’s townships and informal settlements. The wave of violence left more than 60 people dead, hundreds injured and tens of thousands displaced from their homes and having to find refuge in makeshift refugee camps, community halls and police stations.

Now in 2021, xenophobia continues to rise. South African social media timelines are frequently punctuated with inflammatory language steeped in hatred. New episodes of violence are referred to as “cleaning” and refugees and migrants are called “cockroaches”. This is translating into real life violence: migrants were attacked in Durban as recently as this month.

[BR]OTHER is a visual record of this violence over the past twelve years. The foreword, written by former Constitutional Court Judge Justice Edwin Cameron, is accompanied by critical texts by Achille Mbembe, Joao Silva, Justice Malala, Koketso Moeti and others.

In documenting these events, the book aims to draw attention to the dangers that lie in hatred, intolerance and indifference. It is an urgent call to action. We must not ignore the warning signs.

Capitalist Nigger - The Road To Success - A Spider Web Doctrine (Paperback): Chika Onyeani Capitalist Nigger - The Road To Success - A Spider Web Doctrine (Paperback)
Chika Onyeani 4
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Capitalist Nigger excels as an explosive and jarring indictment of the Black Race. The title asserts that the Negroid race, as naturally endowed as any other, is culpably a non-productive race. The Black Race is a consumer race and depends on other communities for its culture, its language, its feeding, and its clothing. Despite enormous natural resources, Blacks are economic slaves because they lack the 'devil-may-care' attitude and the 'killer-instinct' of the Caucasian, as well as the spider web economic mentality of the Asian. Capitalist Nigger contends that only as 'Economic Warriors', employing the 'Spider Web Economic Doctrine', can the Black Race escape from their victim mentality.

White Fragility - Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism (Paperback): Robin Diangelo White Fragility - Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism (Paperback)
Robin Diangelo
R377 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R161 (43%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), anti-racist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue.

In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Dealing With Racism - A Coloured Man?s Perspective on the Personal and Collective Journey to a Truly Free South Africa... Dealing With Racism - A Coloured Man’s Perspective on the Personal and Collective Journey to a Truly Free South Africa (Paperback)
Nathanael Siljeur
R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 In stock

Racism is a global phenomenon. First-world countries and developing countries are struggling with how to implement anti-racism measures and how best to achieve non-racialism and social cohesion. In Dealing with Racism, advocate, businessman and social activist Nathanael Siljeur examines the issues of race from his perspective as a coloured man in post-apartheid South Africa.

While things have changed since the demise of apartheid, much work still remains to create a truly free and just society. Sijleur looks at our responsibilities as parents, businesspeople and members of churches and community organisations and asks us to examine both the practical steps needed to ensure human dignity and equality as well as the ways we might unwittingly be contributing to prejudice. His message is positive and compassionately self-critical, aimed at engaging all sides of the issue in honest reflection and constructive debate.

Siljeur’s work is of specific relevance to South Africans in the post-apartheid era but also reaches out to the rest of the world where racism remains a burning issue.

Anti-Racist Ally (Paperback): Sophie Williams Anti-Racist Ally (Paperback)
Sophie Williams
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Do you want to be an anti-racist ally? This punchy, pocket-sized guide shows you how, whether you’re using your voice for the first time, or are looking for ways to keep the momentum and make long lasting change.

Sophie Williams’ no-holds-barred posts about racism and Black Lives Matter on @officialmillennialblack have taken the online world by storm. Sharp, simple and insightful, they get to the heart of anti-racist principles and show us all how to truly be better allies.

Now, in her iconic Instagram style, this pocket-sized primer unpacks complex topics into their most important concepts, and provides a crucial starting block for every anti-racist ally.

Rising Out Of Hatred - The Awakening Of A Former White Nationalist (Paperback): Eli Saslow Rising Out Of Hatred - The Awakening Of A Former White Nationalist (Paperback)
Eli Saslow
R321 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R54 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, the powerful story of how a prominent white supremacist changed his heart and mind

Derek Black grew up at the epicenter of white nationalism. His father founded Stormfront, the largest racist community on the Internet. His godfather, David Duke, was a KKK Grand Wizard. By the time Derek turned nineteen, he had become an elected politician with his own daily radio show--already regarded as the "the leading light" of the burgeoning white nationalist movement. "We can infiltrate," Derek once told a crowd of white nationalists. "We can take the country back."

Then he went to college. At New College of Florida, he continued to broadcast his radio show in secret each morning, living a double life until a classmate uncovered his identity and sent an email to the entire school. "Derek Black ... white supremacist, radio host ... New College student???" The ensuing uproar overtook one of the most liberal colleges in the country. Some students protested Derek's presence on campus, forcing him to reconcile for the first time with the ugliness of his beliefs. Other students found the courage to reach out to him, including an Orthodox Jew who invited Derek to attend weekly Shabbat dinners. It was because of those dinners--and the wide-ranging relationships formed at that table--that Derek started to question the science, history, and prejudices behind his worldview. As white nationalism infiltrated the political mainstream, Derek decided to confront the damage he had done.

Rising Out of Hatred tells the story of how white-supremacist ideas migrated from the far-right fringe to the White House through the intensely personal saga of one man who eventually disavowed everything he was taught to believe, at tremendous personal cost. With great empathy and narrative verve, Eli Saslow asks what Derek's story can tell us about America's increasingly divided nature. This is a book to help us understand the American moment and to help us better understand one another.

Architecture, State Modernism And Cultural Nationalism In The Apartheid Capital (Paperback): Hilton Judin Architecture, State Modernism And Cultural Nationalism In The Apartheid Capital (Paperback)
Hilton Judin
R490 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R90 (18%) Pre-order

This book is the first comprehensive investigation of the architecture of the apartheid state in the period of rapid economic growth and political repression from 1957 to 1966 when buildings took on an ideological role that was never remote from the increasingly dominant administrative, legislative and policing mechanisms of the regime. It considers how this process reflected the usurpation of a regional modernism and looks to contribute to wider discourses on international postwar modernism in architecture.

Buildings in Pretoria that came to embody ambitions of the apartheid state for industrialisation and progress serve as case studies. These were widely acclaimed projects that embodied for apartheid officials the pursuit of modernisation but carried latent apprehensions of Afrikaners about their growing economic prospects and cultural estrangement in Africa. It is a less known and marginal story due to the dearth of material and documents buried in archives and untranslated documents. Many of the documents, drawings and photographs in the book are unpublished and include classified material and photographs from the National Nuclear Research Centre, negatives of 1960s from Pretoria News and documents and pamphlets from Afrikaner Broederbond archives.

State architecture became the most iconic public manifestation of an evolving expression of white cultural identity as a new generation of architects in Pretoria took up the challenge of finding form to their prospects and beliefs. It was an opportunistic faith in Afrikaners who urgently needed to entrench their vulnerable and contested position on the African continent. The shift from provincial town to apartheid capital was swift and relentless. Little was left to stand in the way of the ambitions and aim of the state as people were uprooted and forcibly relocated, structures torn down and block upon block of administration towers and slabs erected across Pretoria.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of architectural history as well as those with an interest in postcolonial studies, political science and social anthropology.

A Dream Deferred (Paperback, New Ed): Shelby Steele A Dream Deferred (Paperback, New Ed)
Shelby Steele
R327 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R58 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the author of the award-winning bestseller The Content of Our Character comes a new essay collection that tells the untold story behind the polarized racial politics in America today. In A Dream Deferred Shelby Steele argues that a second betrayal of black freedom in the United States--the first one being segregation--emerged from the civil rights era when the country was overtaken by a powerful impulse to redeem itself from racial shame. According to Steele,1960s liberalism had as its first and all-consuming goal the expiation of America guilt rather than the careful development of true equality between the races. This "culture of preference" betrayed America's best principles in order to give whites and America institutions an iconography of racial virtue they could use against the stigma of racial shame. In four densely argued essays, Steele takes on the familiar questions of affirmative action, multiculturalism, diversity, Afro-centrism, group preferences, victimization--and what he deems to be the atavistic powers of race, ethnicity, and gender, the original causes of oppression. A Dream Deferred is an honest, courageous look at the perplexing dilemma of race and democracy in the United States--and what we might do to resolve it.

Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000 (Paperback): Adam Fairclough Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000 (Paperback)
Adam Fairclough
R410 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R21 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Acclaimed historian Adam Fairclough chronicles the struggle of black Americans to achieve civil rights and equality in a society that, after the collapse of Reconstruction, sanctioned racial segregation, racial discrimination and political supremacy. Through his extensive research Fairclough reexamines many issues and balances the achievements of the Civil Rights movement against the persistance of racial and economic inequalities in an account that is articulate, accomplished and superbly written.

Apartheid - Britain's Bastard Child (Paperback): Helene Opperman Lewis Apartheid - Britain's Bastard Child (Paperback)
Helene Opperman Lewis
R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This book is written as an attempt to understand what psycho-historical factors played a dominant role and undoubtly contributed to Afrikaners creating apartheid in 1948.

The main factors are humiliation by the British, and unprocessed grief due to the Anglo-Boer War when the women and children were put into British concentration camps, leaving the survivors with a deep fear of survival as a people, in a country where they were far outnumbered by black people. The book follows their tracks from 1795 till 1948.

The book is not about apartheid, it's about what determined it's creation in 1948 from a psychological perspective. It's a psycho-historical study.

Black Klansman (Paperback, Movie Tie-In Edition): Ron Stallworth Black Klansman (Paperback, Movie Tie-In Edition)
Ron Stallworth 1
R235 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R18 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

***ADAPTED AS A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE BY SPIKE LEE - WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIX AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018 ***

What happens when a black detective goes undercover in the KKK? Find out in this extraordinary true story.

In 1978, Ron Stallworth is the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department. In the local paper, he finds a classified ad for the Ku Klux Klan - and a P.O. box for interested enquiries. All he's expecting are some racist brochures and a few scraps of information about the white nationalist terrorists in his community. What he gets is a phone call inviting him to join the KKK. So he does. Launching an undercover investigation of incredible audacity, Ron recruits his partner Chuck to play the 'white' Ron Stallworth, while Stallworth himself talks to the Klan over the phone.

During his months-long investigation, Stallworth sabotages cross burnings, exposes white supremacists in the military, and even manages to deceive the KKK "Grand Wizard" David Duke himself - dodging danger and reprisal at every turn...

Black Klansman is an amazing true story and a rollercoaster of a crime thriller; a searing and timely portrait of a divided America and the extraordinary heroes who dare to fight back.

Plessy V. Ferguson: A Brief History with Documents (Paperback): Brook Thomas Plessy V. Ferguson: A Brief History with Documents (Paperback)
Brook Thomas
R624 Discovery Miles 6 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1896 The United States Supreme Court made a decision in the case of Plessy v Ferguson which made possible a legal system of racial segregation in the US which was not overturned until the ruling of Brown v Board of Education in 1954.;In this introduction students are given the Court's reasoning, the factors that made such a decision possible, and the effects of the decision. It illuminates also the modern debate over affirmative action.

Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural (Paperback, New): Claudine C O'Hearn Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural (Paperback, New)
Claudine C O'Hearn
R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As we approach the twenty-first century, biracialism and biculturalism are becoming increasingly common.  Skin color and place of birth are no longer reliable signifiers of one's identity or origin.  Simple questions like What are you? and Where are you from? aren't answered--they are discussed.  These eighteen essays, joined by a shared sense of duality, address the difficulties of not fitting into and the benefits of being part of two worlds.  Through the lens of personal experience, they offer a broader spectrum of meaning for race and culture.  And in the process, they map a new ethnic terrain that transcends racial and cultural division.

One More River to Cross - Black and Gay in America (Paperback, 1st Anchor Books trade pbk. ed): Keith Boykin One More River to Cross - Black and Gay in America (Paperback, 1st Anchor Books trade pbk. ed)
Keith Boykin
R305 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R61 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In the aftermath of the historic 1993 March on Washington for gay and lesbian rights, Keith Boykin, in One More River to Cross, clarifies the relationship between blacks and gays in America by portraying the "common ground" lives of those who are both black and gay.



Against a backdrop of civil rights and the black experience in America, Boykin interviews Baptist ministers, gay political leaders, and other black gays and lesbians on issues of faith, family, discrimination, and visibility to determine what differences--real and imagined--separate the two communities. Boykin points to evidence of African and precolonial same-sex behavior, as well as figures like James Baldwin and Bayard Rustin, to dispel the myth that homosexuality is a "white thang," while his research suggests that blacks are less homophobic than whites, despite the rhetoric of rap and religion. With stories from his own experience as well as that of other black gays and lesbians, Boykin targets gay racism and black homophobia and suggests that conservative forces have substituted the common language of racism for homophobia in order to prevent a potentially powerful coalition of blacks and gays.



By portraying what it means to be black and gay, One More River to Cross offers an extraordinary window into a community that challenges this country's acceptance of its minorities, both racial and sexual.

Between the two fires - The anglican church and apartheid 1948-1957 (Paperback): Michael E. Worsnip Between the two fires - The anglican church and apartheid 1948-1957 (Paperback)
Michael E. Worsnip
R140 R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Save R19 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In 1948, the National Party came to power and immediately began to set up the structures of apartheid. Among those who woke out and acted against it were many prominent church personalities, whose opposition raised burning questions. This book examines the debate that raged within the Anglican Church, focusing on Michael Scott, Patrick Duncan, Trevor Huddlestone, and Ambrose Reeves on the one side, and Archbishop Geoffrey Clayton on the other.

Race, Money, and the American Welfare State (Hardcover): Michael K Brown Race, Money, and the American Welfare State (Hardcover)
Michael K Brown
R1,068 Discovery Miles 10 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The American welfare state is often blamed for exacerbating social problems confronting African Americans while failing to improve their economic lot. Michael K. Brown contends that our welfare system has in fact denied them the social provision it gives white citizens while stigmatizing them as recipients of government benefits for low income citizens. In his provocative history of America's "safety net" from its origins in the New Deal through much of its dismantling in the 1990s, Brown explains how the forces of fiscal conservatism and racism combined to shape a welfare state in which blacks are disproportionately excluded from mainstream programs.

Brown describes how business and middle class opposition to taxes and spending limited the scope of the Social Security Act and work relief programs of the 1930s and the Great Society in the 1960s. These decisions produced a welfare state that relies heavily on privately provided health and pension programs and cash benefits for the poor. In a society characterized by pervasive racial discrimination, this outcome, Michael Brown makes clear, has led to a racially stratified welfare system: by denying African Americans work, whites limited their access to private benefits as well as to social security and other forms of social insurance, making welfare their "main occupation." In his conclusion, Brown addresses the implications of his argument for both conservative and liberal critiques of the Great Society and for policies designed to remedy inner-city poverty.

Barbaric others - A manifesto on western racism (Paperback): Ziauddin Sardar, Ashis Nandy, Claude Alvarez, Merryl Wyn Davies Barbaric others - A manifesto on western racism (Paperback)
Ziauddin Sardar, Ashis Nandy, Claude Alvarez, Merryl Wyn Davies
R756 Discovery Miles 7 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The word barbarian is derived from the Greek term 'barbaroi' - or one who cannot speak Greek. As the Greeks believed that language was the tool of reason, non-Greek speakers, therefore, were considered devoid of the facility to reason or to act according to logic. This concept of barbarism in turn shaped the early anthropological observations of Columbus and the first European visitors to the Americas. Barbaric Others examines the convenient myopia which through the ages has allowed - and continues to allow - the West to see other peoples as 'barbarians', infidels, even savages'. In the book, the authors present a succinct history of racism, xenophobia and the concept of 'otherness' from ancient Greece to the present day. Topics covered include the representation of the other' in mythology, the mediaeval fascination with demons and the idea of the wild man, a critical overview of Columbus and 15th century exploration and the 'other' as colonial subject.

The Central Park Five (Paperback): Sarah Burns The Central Park Five (Paperback)
Sarah Burns 1
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) In stock

On April 20th, 1989, two passersby discovered the body of the "Central Park jogger" crumpled in a ravine. She'd been raped and severely beaten. Within days five black and Latino teenagers were apprehended, all five confessing to the crime.

The staggering torrent of media coverage that ensued, coupled with fierce public outcry, exposed the deep-seated race and class divisions in New York City at the time. The minors were tried and convicted as adults despite no evidence linking them to the victim. Over a decade later, when DNA tests connected serial rapist Matias Reyes to the crime, the government, law enforcement, social institutions and media of New York were exposed as having undermined the individuals they were designed to protect. Here, Sarah Burns recounts this historic case for the first time since the young men's convictions were overturned, telling, at last, the full story of one of New York's most legendary crimes.

The events surrounding the Central Park Five are dramatised in the critically-acclaimed When They See Us - a Netflix series directed by Ava Duvernay.

Anti Americanism (Hardcover, 1st English language ed): Jean Fran cois Revel Anti Americanism (Hardcover, 1st English language ed)
Jean Fran cois Revel
R523 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R92 (18%) Out of stock

After the 9/11 attack on the United States, the brief moment of sympathy for America soon began giving way to blame. In France and other quarters of Europe, and elsewhere in the world, it was said that the Americans had brought this violence upon themselves. The U.S. was a cowboy nation unwilling to abide by the will of the United Nations and other multilateral institutions, and bent on pursuing its objectives at any cost. It was the hyperpower whose corporations manipulated world markets and whose riches are acquired at the price of Third World impoverishment. No wonder it had been attacked Angered by the assault against a nation he knows and admires, the distinguished French intellectual Jean-Francois Revel has come to America's defence in this book, a biting and erudite book that (paradoxically, given his country's specially vehement attacks on the U.S. and its policies) spent several weeks late last year on top of France's best-seller list. Revel believes that what he calls the anti-American obsession is based on a wilful disregard of the most obvious facts of American political and social life, its economic freedom and democratic traditions. He sees much anti-Americanis

Constructions of Race, Place and Nation (Hardcover): Peter Jackson, Jan Penrose Constructions of Race, Place and Nation (Hardcover)
Peter Jackson, Jan Penrose
R3,119 Discovery Miles 31 190 Out of stock

With racism on the increase across Europe, and nationalist divisions proliferating throughout the world, "Constructions of Race, Place and Nation" offers a perspective on debates of crucial contemporary significance. Taking as its starting point the idea that "race" and "nation" are social constructions rather than natural phenomena, the book provides a sustained analysis of how these constructions vary from place to place. Covering a range of issues from nation-building, immigration and refugee policy, through land rights and housing issues, to education and policing, the book includes material from Australia, Britain, Canada and the United States. All of the authors are well versed in current social theory and they provide evidence from their own empirical research. They all employ a social constructionist approach without slavishly following a common agenda. As geographers, they share an interest in the spatial constitution of social life and in the territorial expression of racist and nationalist ideologies.;"Constructions of Race, Place and Nation" is intended for social and cultural geographers with an interest in "race" and place. It should also be of interest to political geographers, as well as social and political scientists with interests in nationalism and ethnic relations.;Peter Jackson is author of "Maps of Meaning" (1989).;This book is intended for students, researchers and libraries in race and ethnic studies throughout the social sciences. Interest will be particularly strong among social geographers.

The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual Reconsidered - A Retrospective (Hardcover, New): Jerry G. Watts The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual Reconsidered - A Retrospective (Hardcover, New)
Jerry G. Watts
R3,519 Discovery Miles 35 190 Out of stock

Thirty-five years after its initial publication, Harold Cruse's "The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual," remains a foundational work in Afro-American Studies and American Cultural Studies. Published during a highly contentious moment in Afro-American political life, "The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual" was one of the very few texts that treated Afro-American intellectuals as intellectually significant. The essays contained in Harold Cruse's "The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual Reconsidered" are collectively a testimony to the continuing significance of this polemical call to arms for black intellectuals. Each scholar featured in this book has chosen to discuss specific arguments made by Cruse. While some have utilized Cruse's arguments to launch broader discussions of various issues pertaining to Afro-American intellectuals, and others have contributed discussions on intellectual issues completely ignored by Cruse, all hope to pay homage to a thinker worthy of continual reconsideration.

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