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Names We Call Home : Autobiography on Racial Identity (96 Edition)

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living; the legacy of post colonialism; internal colonization; Jewish identity; politics in interracial relationships; lesbian and gay identity; the politics of memory; the costs of acculturation; childhood trauma; biracial identity; the effects of class on identity development; the limits of unidimensional political alliances; and racial identity in the global diaspora. By identifying these issues as central to racial identity formation, Names We Call Home advances race theory in concrete, meaningful ways and spotlights the power and heroism in individual lives and memories.

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Provides an ontological characterization of texts to complete the discussion begun in Gracia's A Theory of Textuality: The Logic and Epistemology (1995). In an argumentative style that avoids some of the extreme views espoused by other contemporary authors, he explores the issues raised by the identity of various texts, and proposes a view of the identity and function of authors and audiences and of their relations to the texts.
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Synopsis:

Names We Call Home is a ground-breaking collection of essays which articulate the dynamics of racial identity in contemporary society. The first volume of its kind, Names We Call Home offers autobiographical essays, poetry, and interviews to highlight the historical, social, and cultural influences that inform racial identity and make possible resistance to myriad forms of injustice.

The multiracial, multiethnic volume showcases a group of twenty-six distinguished and visionary artists, educators and activists from the United States, England, Brazil, the Caribbean and India. Writing across gender, religion, race, class, sexuality, ethnicity and age, the contributors proceed from the common desire to know how racial identity is shaped by other identities, history, activism and geography. Each contribution speaks to the range of multidimensional struggles that have required new names and new homes--psychically, emotionally, politically as well as geographically.

The contributors to Names We Call Home analyze how and why they define themselves radically; what they were taught about race as children and teenagers; how various social movements have shaped their intellectual work and activism; and what keeps them going in conservative times. In attempting to account for the ways contributors define home, the volume touches on many themes--how family, community and social movements shape racial identity formation; how people make sense of their individual and collective lives; the relationship between love and racial identity; and how risk and vulnerability shape the contours of racial consciousness. Insistently treating biography and theory as inseparable and synergistic, the writers speculate on what a future might look like when identity is not predicated on denial, dismissal or insurmountable difference.

The many topics covered in the volume theorize fundamental aspects of racial experience; border politics and living; the legacy of post colonialism; internal colonization; Jewish identity; politics in interracial relationships; lesbian and gay identity; the politics of memory; the costs of acculturation; childhood trauma; biracial identity; the effects of class on identity development; the limits of unidimensional political alliances; and racial identity in the global diaspora. By identifying these issues as central to racial identity formation, Names We Call Home advances race theory in concrete, meaningful ways and spotlights the power and heroism in individual lives and memories.

Synopsis:

Names We Call Home is a ground-breaking collection of essays which articulate the dynamics of racial identity in contemporary society. The first volume of its kind, Names We Call Home offers autobiographical essays, poetry, and interviews to highlight the historical, social, and cultural influences that inform racial identity and make possible resistance to myriad forms of injustice.

Synopsis:

This volume includes autobiographical essays, poetry and interviews to highlight the historical, social and cultural influences that inform racial identity and make possible resistance to myriad forms of injustice. Topics covered include: border politics and living; the legacy of post- colonialism; internal colonization; lesbian and gay identity; and the costs of acculturation and childhood trauma.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415911627
Editor:
Thompson, Becky
Editor:
Tyagi, Sangeeta
Editor:
Thompson, Becky
Editor:
Tyagi, Sangeeta
Author:
Thompson, Becky
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Ethnicity
Subject:
Group identity
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Group identity -- United States.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
19951231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.93x6.97x.70 in. 1.29 lbs.
Age Level:
18-18

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"Synopsis" by , Names We Call Home is a ground-breaking collection of essays which articulate the dynamics of racial identity in contemporary society. The first volume of its kind, Names We Call Home offers autobiographical essays, poetry, and interviews to highlight the historical, social, and cultural influences that inform racial identity and make possible resistance to myriad forms of injustice.

The multiracial, multiethnic volume showcases a group of twenty-six distinguished and visionary artists, educators and activists from the United States, England, Brazil, the Caribbean and India. Writing across gender, religion, race, class, sexuality, ethnicity and age, the contributors proceed from the common desire to know how racial identity is shaped by other identities, history, activism and geography. Each contribution speaks to the range of multidimensional struggles that have required new names and new homes--psychically, emotionally, politically as well as geographically.

The contributors to Names We Call Home analyze how and why they define themselves radically; what they were taught about race as children and teenagers; how various social movements have shaped their intellectual work and activism; and what keeps them going in conservative times. In attempting to account for the ways contributors define home, the volume touches on many themes--how family, community and social movements shape racial identity formation; how people make sense of their individual and collective lives; the relationship between love and racial identity; and how risk and vulnerability shape the contours of racial consciousness. Insistently treating biography and theory as inseparable and synergistic, the writers speculate on what a future might look like when identity is not predicated on denial, dismissal or insurmountable difference.

The many topics covered in the volume theorize fundamental aspects of racial experience; border politics and living; the legacy of post colonialism; internal colonization; Jewish identity; politics in interracial relationships; lesbian and gay identity; the politics of memory; the costs of acculturation; childhood trauma; biracial identity; the effects of class on identity development; the limits of unidimensional political alliances; and racial identity in the global diaspora. By identifying these issues as central to racial identity formation, Names We Call Home advances race theory in concrete, meaningful ways and spotlights the power and heroism in individual lives and memories.

"Synopsis" by , Names We Call Home is a ground-breaking collection of essays which articulate the dynamics of racial identity in contemporary society. The first volume of its kind, Names We Call Home offers autobiographical essays, poetry, and interviews to highlight the historical, social, and cultural influences that inform racial identity and make possible resistance to myriad forms of injustice.
"Synopsis" by , This volume includes autobiographical essays, poetry and interviews to highlight the historical, social and cultural influences that inform racial identity and make possible resistance to myriad forms of injustice. Topics covered include: border politics and living; the legacy of post- colonialism; internal colonization; lesbian and gay identity; and the costs of acculturation and childhood trauma.
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