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The Meaning of Race : Race, History and Culture in Western Society - Kenan Malik

The Meaning of Race

Race, History and Culture in Western Society

Hardcover Published: 12th July 1996
ISBN: 9780333628577
Number Of Pages: 323

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`Kenan Malik has done the almost impossible: written a clear and dispassionate book about a murky and passionate subject. He shows how the old errors and lies about race, class and genes have been reborn wearing a new disguise. If you believed The Bell Curve, this book will change your mind.' - Professor Steve Jones, author, The Language of The Genes and In the Blood `Illuminating, often provocative, and always stimulating, The Meaning of Race reveals how central race is to our ways of thinking and doing, so central that we do not often recognise it as such.' - Marek Kohn, author, The Race Gallery `Kenan Malik's exploration of the `race question' is timely and incisive. Read it and be challenged.' - A Sivanandan, editor, Race and Class In The Meaning of Race, Kenan Malik throws new light on the nature and origins of ideas of racial difference. He reconstructs the evolution of the modern discourse of race and investigates its meaning in contemporary society. Arguing that the concept of 'race' is a means through which Western society has come to understand the relationship between humanity, society and nature, the book re-examines the relationship between Enlightenment thought and racial discourse, clarifies the nature of scientific racism, and presents a critique of postmodern theories of cultural 'difference'.

'Kenan Malik has done the almost impossible: written a clear and dispassionate book about a murky and passionate subject.' - Professor Steve Jones, author, The Language of The Genes and In the Blood 'Illuminating, often provocative, and always stimulating, The Meaning of Race reveals how central race is to our ways of thinking and doing, so central that we do not often recognise it as such.' - Marek Kohn, author of The Race Gallery 'Kenan Malik's exploration of the 'race question' is timely and incisive. Read it and be challenged.' - A. Sivanandan, editor, Race and Class 'Malik's aim in this brilliantly ambitious book is to understand the concept of race by examining its social and historical sources...Understanding a problem is the crucial first step to solving it: Malik's thoughtful and thorough account takes us a long way towards that goal.' A.C. Grayling, Financial Times

Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Beyond the Liberal Hourp. 9
The Social Limits to Equalityp. 38
The Making of a Discourse of Racep. 71
Race in the Age of Democracyp. 101
Race, Culture and Nationhoodp. 128
From Biological Hierarchy to Cultural Diversityp. 149
Cultural Warsp. 178
Universalism, Humanism and the Discourse of Racep. 217
Equality and Emancipationp. 260
Notes and Referencesp. 270
Bibliographyp. 292
Indexp. 304
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ISBN: 9780333628577
ISBN-10: 0333628578
Series: Race, History and Culture in Western Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 323
Published: 12th July 1996
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 13