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Racism Postcolonialism Europe (Hardcover)

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Racism Postcolonialism Europe turns the postcolonial critical gaze that had previously been most likely to train itself on regions other than Europe, and sometimes those perceived to be most culturally or geographically distant from Europe, back on Europe itself. The book argues that racism is alive and dangerously well in Europe, and examines this racism through the lens of postcolonial criticism. Postcolonial racism can be a racism of reaction, based on the perceived threat to traditional social and cultural identities; or a racism of (false) respect, based on mainstream liberals' desire to hold at arm's length 'different' cultures they are anxious not to offend. Most of all, postcolonial racism, at least within the contemporary European context, is a racism of surveillance, whereby 'foreigners' become 'aliens', 'protection' disguises 'preference', and 'cultural difference' slides into 'racial stigmatization' --all in the interests of representing the European people, which is a very different ent

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Publisher Liverpool Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9781846312199
SKU 211309140
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1846312191
Release Date 11/15/2009
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