New PDF release: American Anatomies: Theorizing Race and Gender (New

By Robyn Wiegman

ISBN-10: 0822315769

ISBN-13: 9780822315766

ISBN-10: 0822315912

ISBN-13: 9780822315919

In this brilliantly combative research, Robyn Wiegman demanding situations modern clichés approximately race and gender, a formula that's itself a cliché short of wondering. As a part of what she calls her "feminist disloyalty," she turns a severe, even skeptical, eye on present debates approximately multiculturalism and "difference" whereas concurrently exposing the numerous ways that white racial supremacy has been reconfigured because the institutional loss of life of segregation. such a lot of all, she examines the hypocrisy and contradictoriness of over a century of narratives that posit Anglo-Americans as heroic brokers of racism’s decline. no matter if assessing Uncle Tom’s Cabin, lynching, Leslie Fiedler’s racialist mapping of the yankee novel, the Black strength stream of the 60s, 80s blood brother motion pictures, or the novels of Richard Wright and Toni Morrison, Wiegman unflinchingly confronts the paradoxes of either racism and antiracist agendas, together with these complicated from a feminist perspective.
American Anatomies takes the lengthy view: What epistemological frameworks allowed the West, from the Renaissance ahead, to schematize racial and gender alterations and to create social hierarchies in line with those variations? How have these epistemological regimes changed—and now not changed—over time? the place are we now? With painstaking care, political ardour, and highbrow bold, Wiegman analyzes the organic and cultural bases of racial and gender bias so as to reinvigorate the dialogue of id politics. She concludes that, for extraordinarily diversified purposes, identification proves to be risky to minority and majority alike.

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