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On race : 34 conversations in a time of crisis, George Yancy

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On race : 34 conversations in a time of crisis
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On race
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34 conversations in a time of crisis
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George Yancy
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  • 34 conversations in a time of crisis
  • Thirty four conversations in a time of crisis
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eng
Summary
"With the recent barrage of racially motivated killings, violent encounters between blacks and whites, and hate crimes in the wake of the 2016 election that foreground historic problems posed by systemic racism, including disenfranchisement and mass incarceration, it would be easy to despair that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream has turned into a nightmare. Many Americans struggle for equal treatment, facing hate speech, brutality, and a national spirit of hopelessness; their reality is hardly "post-racial". The need for clarity surrounding the significance of race and racism in the United States is more pressing than ever. This collection of interviews on race, some originally conducted for The New York Times philosophy blog, The Stone, provides rich context and insight into the nature, challenges, and deepest questions surrounding this fraught and thorny topic." --
Review
Yancy (Philosophy/Emory Univ.; Look, A White!: Philosophical Essays on Whiteness, 2012, etc.) conducts interviews with fellow philosophy professors and other thinkers in order to illuminate reasons for enduring racial divides and perhaps arrive at constructive paths forward.The author, who is black, regularly shares his perspectives on race with general readerships, and he hopes this collection of interview transcripts will increase accessibility to learned perspectives. For the most part, the transcripts are enlightening and jargon free, but occasionally, the discussions become densely academic—e.g., when Yancy and some of his interviewees discuss the role of professional philosophers in reducing racial discrimination. The best-known interviewees include Cornel West, bell hooks, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Noam Chomsky, and Peter Singer. Insights about race emerge from each entry, including interviews about racial issues in nations other than the United States, especially Australia and the United Kingdom. Placing racial hatreds within the context of capitalism is one of many strengths of the book. Interviews with Traci C. West and Charles Johnson examine the intersection between racial divides and organized religions, a perspective too often minimized or omitted in national conversations. The discussion between Yancy and Appiah stands out for its thread that no society has achieved the goal of true racial equality. Furthermore, as these conversations show, prejudices often extend to people beyond the black/white binary, and there are numerous insights into the significance of Black Lives Matter. In the book's introduction, Yancy explains how the election of Donald Trump led to an urgency to address white nationalism, as so many of the book's 34 sections do. Yancy believes speaking out candidly involves risks in such a politicized atmosphere. As a result, he terms the interviews "dangerous conversations." The interviews need not be read in order because each can stand on its own.(Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2017)
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305.8
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HT1521
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Race
  • African Americans
  • United States
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34 conversations
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On race : 34 conversations in a time of crisis, George Yancy
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
PART I. Race and the Critical Space of Black Women's Voices -- bell hooks -- Patricia Hill Collins -- Hortense Spillers -- Joy James -- Discussion Questions -- PART II. Race and the Naming of Whiteness -- Judith Butler -- Alison Bailey -- John D. Caputo -- Shannon Sullivan -- Craig Irvine -- Joe Feagin -- Discussion Questions -- PART III. Race, Pedagogy, and the Domain of the Cultural -- Lawrence Blum -- Dan Flory -- David Theo Goldberg -- Discussion Questions -- PART IV. Race, History, Capitalism, Ethics, and Neo-liberalism -- Noam Chomsky -- Nancy Fraser -- Peter Singer -- Seyla Benhabib -- Naomi Zack -- Charles Mills -- Falguni A. Sheth -- Discussion Questions -- PART V. Race Beyond the Black/White Binary -- Linda Martín Alcoff -- Eduardo Mendieta -- David Haekwon Kim -- Emily S. Lee -- Discussion Questions -- PART VI. Race and Africana Social and Political Frames -- Molefi Kete Asante -- Bill E. Lawson -- Lucius T. Outlaw, Jr. -- Cornel West -- Kwame Anthony Appiah -- Clevis Headley -- Discussion Questions -- PART VII. Race Beyond the United States -- Fiona Nicoll -- Paul Gilroy -- Discussion Questions -- PART VIII. Race and Religion: At the Intersections -- Charles Johnson -- Traci C. West -- Discussion Questions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 355 pages
Isbn
9780190498559
Lccn
2017002553
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Label
On race : 34 conversations in a time of crisis, George Yancy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I. Race and the Critical Space of Black Women's Voices -- bell hooks -- Patricia Hill Collins -- Hortense Spillers -- Joy James -- Discussion Questions -- PART II. Race and the Naming of Whiteness -- Judith Butler -- Alison Bailey -- John D. Caputo -- Shannon Sullivan -- Craig Irvine -- Joe Feagin -- Discussion Questions -- PART III. Race, Pedagogy, and the Domain of the Cultural -- Lawrence Blum -- Dan Flory -- David Theo Goldberg -- Discussion Questions -- PART IV. Race, History, Capitalism, Ethics, and Neo-liberalism -- Noam Chomsky -- Nancy Fraser -- Peter Singer -- Seyla Benhabib -- Naomi Zack -- Charles Mills -- Falguni A. Sheth -- Discussion Questions -- PART V. Race Beyond the Black/White Binary -- Linda Martín Alcoff -- Eduardo Mendieta -- David Haekwon Kim -- Emily S. Lee -- Discussion Questions -- PART VI. Race and Africana Social and Political Frames -- Molefi Kete Asante -- Bill E. Lawson -- Lucius T. Outlaw, Jr. -- Cornel West -- Kwame Anthony Appiah -- Clevis Headley -- Discussion Questions -- PART VII. Race Beyond the United States -- Fiona Nicoll -- Paul Gilroy -- Discussion Questions -- PART VIII. Race and Religion: At the Intersections -- Charles Johnson -- Traci C. West -- Discussion Questions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 355 pages
Isbn
9780190498559
Lccn
2017002553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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