The Fateful Triangle

Author: Stuart Hall,Henry Louis Gates (Jr.)

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674976525

Category: Philosophy

Page: 229

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In this work drawn from lectures delivered in 1994 a founding figure of cultural studies reflects on the divisive, deadly consequences of our politics of identification. Stuart Hall untangles the power relations that permeate race, ethnicity, and nationhood and shows how oppressed groups broke apart old hierarchies of difference in Western culture.

Culture and Tactics

Gramsci, Race, and the Politics of Practice

Author: Robert F. Carley

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438476434

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Juxtaposes Antonio Gramsci’s work and critical race theory to offer a new understanding of tactics as a transformative practice. While scholars of social and political movements tend to analyze tactics in terms of their effectiveness in achieving specific outcomes, Robert F. Carley argues by contrast that tactics are, above all, what social movements do. They are not mere means to an end so much as they are a public form of expression pointing out injustices and making just demands. Rooted in a highly original analysis of the tactically mediated relationship between race and mobilization in the work of Italian philosopher and revolutionary Antonio Gramsci, Culture and Tactics demonstrates how tactics impact the organizational structures of social movements and expand the affinities of political communities. Carley looks at how Gramsci used innovative tactics to bridge perceptions of racial differences between factory workers and subaltern groups, the latter having been denigrated to the point of subhumanity by a complex Italian national racial economy. Newly envisioning Gramsci as a theorist of race within a broader context of social struggle, Carley connects Gramsci’s insights into the political mobilizations of racialized subaltern groups to contemporary critical race theory and cultural studies of racialization and racism. Speaking across disciplines and drawing on a number of empirical examples, Carleyoffers a battery of original concepts to assist scholars and activists in analyzing the tactical practices of protests in which race is a central factor. “This book provides an excellent rendering of Gramsci’s political perspective applied to race, and usefully extended to broader theoretical and practical applications.” — Lee Artz, coauthor of Cultural Hegemony in the United States

New Directions in India's Foreign Policy

Theory and Praxis

Author: Harsh V. Pant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108645666

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 1987


India's foreign policy has witnessed a dramatic transformation since the end of the Cold War. Though academic study of Indian foreign policy has also shown a degree of maturity, theoretical developments have been underwhelming. Scholars have introduced new concepts and examined Indian foreign policy through new prisms, but a cohesive research agenda has not yet been charted. This volume intends to fill that void. It brings together new cutting-edge research in the field of Indian foreign policy - both at the theoretical and empirical level - so as to shape the discourse on foreign policy of one of the most important players in global politics. This volume explores key concepts like 'constructivism' and 'territoriality' and analyses their contribution to the academic discourse on Indian foreign policy. Issues such as the 'Indo-Pacific' and the 'responsibility to protect' have also been examined to address the expanding horizons of Indian foreign policy.

Stony the Road

Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 052555954X

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6061


The New York Times bestseller. A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind. The abolition of slavery in the aftermath of the Civil War is a familiar story, as is the civil rights revolution that transformed the nation after World War II. But the century in between remains a mystery: if emancipation sparked "a new birth of freedom" in Lincoln's America, why was it necessary to march in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s America? In this new book, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of our leading chroniclers of the African-American experience, seeks to answer that question in a history that moves from the Reconstruction Era to the "nadir" of the African-American experience under Jim Crow, through to World War I and the Harlem Renaissance. Through his close reading of the visual culture of this tragic era, Gates reveals the many faces of Jim Crow and how, together, they reinforced a stark color line between white and black Americans. Bringing a lifetime of wisdom to bear as a scholar, filmmaker, and public intellectual, Gates uncovers the roots of structural racism in our own time, while showing how African Americans after slavery combatted it by articulating a vision of a "New Negro" to force the nation to recognize their humanity and unique contributions to America as it hurtled toward the modern age. The story Gates tells begins with great hope, with the Emancipation Proclamation, Union victory, and the liberation of nearly 4 million enslaved African-Americans. Until 1877, the federal government, goaded by the activism of Frederick Douglass and many others, tried at various turns to sustain their new rights. But the terror unleashed by white paramilitary groups in the former Confederacy, combined with deteriorating economic conditions and a loss of Northern will, restored "home rule" to the South. The retreat from Reconstruction was followed by one of the most violent periods in our history, with thousands of black people murdered or lynched and many more afflicted by the degrading impositions of Jim Crow segregation. An essential tour through one of America's fundamental historical tragedies, Stony the Road is also a story of heroic resistance, as figures such as W. E. B. Du Bois and Ida B. Wells fought to create a counter-narrative, and culture, inside the lion's mouth. As sobering as this tale is, it also has within it the inspiration that comes with encountering the hopes our ancestors advanced against the longest odds.

The Protestant Advocate

Or, a Review of Publications Relating to the Roman Catholic Question, and Repertory of Protestant Intelligence

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780371707494

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 8101



Gesellschaften im Umbau

Identitäten, Konflikte, Differenzen : Hauptreferate des Kongresses der Schweizerischen Sozialwissenschaften, Bern 1995

Author: Claudia Honegger

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social change

Page: 464

View: 6374


Publication du premier Congrès commun des Sciences sociales Suisse à Berne en 1995. vdbcul/8286/08.2018.