'There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack': The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation

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University of Chicago Press, Dec 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 271 pages
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Gilroy demonstrates the enormous complexity of racial politics in England today. Exploring the relationships among race, class, and nation as they have evolved over the past twenty years, he highlights racist attitudes that transcend the left-right political divide. He challenges current sociological approaches to racism as well as the ethnocentric bias of British cultural studies.

"Gilroy demonstrates effectively that cultural traditions are not static, but develop, grow and indeed mutate, as they influence and are influenced by the other changing traditions around them."óDavid Edgar, Listener Review of Books.

"A fascinating analysis of the discourses that have accompanied black settlement in Britain. . . . An important addition to the stock of critical works on race and culture."óDavid Okuefuna, Chicago Tribune
  

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Man, do I wish I'd have had the time to give this book the full attention it deserves. I read (skimmed) it for a class project. Paul Gilroy is now one of my new favorite scholars. He writes so clearly ... Read full review

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Read this book if you are interested in the contributions that black people have made to British society Read full review

Contents

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98
VI
137
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About the author (1991)

Paul Gilroy holds the Anthony Giddens Professorship in Social Theory at the London School of Economics.

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