Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Best Books of the Year | December 10, 2014

    Mary Jo Schimelpfenig: IMG Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi of 2014



    Here are the books that knocked my socks off in 2014. All of them would make great gifts; each of them was truly something that evoked that... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$19.00
List price: $24.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
3 Partner Warehouse Ethnic Studies- General

Race, Nation, Class : Ambiguous Identities (91 Edition)

by

Race, Nation, Class : Ambiguous Identities (91 Edition) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

Forty years after the defeat of Nazism, and twenty years after the great wave of decolonization, how is it that racism remains a growing phenomenon? What are the special characteristics of contemporary racism? How can it be related to class divisions and to the contradictions of the nation-state? And how far, in turn, does racism today compel us to rethink the relationship between class struggles and nationalism?

This book attempts to answer these fundamental questions through a remarkable dialogue between the French philosopher Etienne Balibar and the American historian and sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein. Each brings to the debate the fruits of over two decades of analytical work, greatly inspired, respectively, by Louis Althusser and Fernand Braudel.

Both authors challenge the commonly held notion of racism as a continuation of, or throwback to, the xenophobias of past societies and communities. They analyse it instead as a social relation indissolubly tied to present social structures—the nation-state, the division of labour, and the division between core and periphery—which are themselves constantly being reconstructed. Despite their productive disagreements, Balibar and Wallerstein both emphasize the modernity of racism and the need to understand its relation to contemporary capitalism and class struggle. Above all, their dialogue reveals the forms of present and future social conflict, in a world where the crisis of the nation-state is accompanied by an alarming rise of nationalism and chauvinism.

Synopsis:

The modernity of racism and its relationship to contemporary capitalism.

Synopsis:

What are the particular characteristics of contemporary racism, and how far do they force us to rethink the relations between class struggles and nationalism? Balibar and Wallerstein debate these questions.

About the Author

'Etienne Balibaris a French Marxist philosopher and the most celebrated student of Louis Althusser. He is also one of the leading exponents of French Marxist philosophy and the author of Spinoza and Politics, The Philosophy of Marxand Race, Nation and Class.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780860915423
Subtitle:
Ambiguous Identities
Author:
Balibar, Etienne
Author:
Balibar, Etienne
Author:
Wallerstein, Immanuel
Publisher:
Verso
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
Social conflict
Subject:
Clases sociales
Subject:
Nacionalismo
Subject:
Conflicto social
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Discrimination & Race Relations
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Radical Thinkers
Series Volume:
250-40.
Publication Date:
19911217
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
242
Dimensions:
8 x 5 inches

Other books you might like

  1. Good Person of Szechwan Mother Coura Used Trade Paper $4.95
  2. Atlas Arkhive #3: Encyclopaedia... New Mass Market $23.50
  3. The Archaeology of Knowledge & The... Used Trade Paper $8.00
  4. Imagined Communities: Reflections on... Used Trade Paper $6.50
  5. Aliens and Dissenters : Federal... Used Trade Paper $24.00
  6. The farther reaches of human nature Used Mass Market $3.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
Humanities » Philosophy » General

Race, Nation, Class : Ambiguous Identities (91 Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$19.00 In Stock
Product details 242 pages Verso - English 9780860915423 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The modernity of racism and its relationship to contemporary capitalism.
"Synopsis" by , What are the particular characteristics of contemporary racism, and how far do they force us to rethink the relations between class struggles and nationalism? Balibar and Wallerstein debate these questions.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.