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The Resource Seeing through race, W. J. T. Mitchell

Seeing through race, W. J. T. Mitchell

Label
Seeing through race
Title
Seeing through race
Statement of responsibility
W. J. T. Mitchell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"According to W.J.T. Mitchell, a "color-blind" post-racial world is neither achievable nor desirable. Against popular claims that race is an outmoded construct that distracts from more important issues, Mitchell contends that race remains essential to our understanding of social reality. Race is not simply something to be seen but is among the fundamental media through which we experience human otherness. Race also makes racism visible and is thus our best weapon against it. The power of race becomes most apparent at times when pedagogy fails, the lesson is unclear, and everyone has something to learn. Mitchell identifies three such moments in America's recent racial history. First is the post-Civil Rights moment of theory, in which race and racism have been subject to renewed philosophical inquiry. Second is the moment of blackness, epitomized by the election of Barack Obama and accompanying images of blackness in politics and popular culture. Third is the "Semitic Moment" in Israel-Palestine, where race and racism converge in new forms of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. Mitchell brings visual culture, iconology, and media studies to bear on his discussion of these critical turning points in our understanding of the relation between race and racism"--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, W. J. T.
Dewey number
305.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1521
LC item number
.M57 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Race
  • Race
  • Racism
  • Idolatry
Label
Seeing through race, W. J. T. Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Teachable moments -- Lecture 1: The moment of theory -- Lecture 2: The moment of blackness -- Lecture 3: The Semitic moment -- Teachable objects -- Gilo's wall and Christo's gates -- Binational theory -- Migration, law, and the image -- Idolatry : Nietzsche, Blake, Poussin -- Conclusion: money and masquerade -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
758384122
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780674059818
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011043474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)758384122
Label
Seeing through race, W. J. T. Mitchell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Teachable moments -- Lecture 1: The moment of theory -- Lecture 2: The moment of blackness -- Lecture 3: The Semitic moment -- Teachable objects -- Gilo's wall and Christo's gates -- Binational theory -- Migration, law, and the image -- Idolatry : Nietzsche, Blake, Poussin -- Conclusion: money and masquerade -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
758384122
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780674059818
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011043474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)758384122

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