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Ethics After Idealism : Theory--Culture--Ethnicity--Reading - Rey Chow

Ethics After Idealism


By: Rey Chow

Paperback Published: 22nd January 1998
ISBN: 9780253211552
Number Of Pages: 264

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"Methodologically situated in the contentious spaces between critical theory and cultural studies, and always attending to the implications of ethnicity, this book constitutes a unique intervention in contemporary cultural politics." -- Social Semiotics

At a time when cultural identity has become intrinsic to the way we read our many "others," Rey Chow argues that what demands to be examined critically is no longer identity politics per se but the idealism -- especially in the sense of idealizing otherness -- that lies at the heart of identity politics. She discusses multiple cultural forms -- fiction, film, popular music, poetry, and essays -- and a range of cultural topics -- pedagogy, multiculturalism, fascism, sexuality, miscegenation, fantasy, nostalgia, and postcoloniality.

Theory, Area Studies, Cultural Studies: Issues of Pedagogy in Multiculturalismp. 1
The Fascist Longings in Our Midstp. 14
Ethics after Idealismp. 33
The Politics of Admittance: Female Sexual Agency, Miscegenation, and the Formation of Community in Frantz Fanonp. 55
The Dream of a Butterflyp. 74
Women in the Holocene: Ethnicity, Fantasy, and the Film the Joy Luck Clubp. 98
We Endure, Therefore We Are: Survival, Governance, and Zhang Yimou's to Livep. 113
A Souvenir of Lovep. 133
Between Colonizers: Hong Kong's Postcolonial Self-Writing in the 1990sp. 149
Things, Common/Places, Passages of the Port City: on Hong Kong and Hong Kong Author Leung Ping-Kwanp. 168
Notesp. 189
Index of Names and Titlesp. 233
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ISBN: 9780253211552
ISBN-10: 0253211557
Series: Theories of Contemporary Culture
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 22nd January 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.29 x 15.62  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.41