Postmodernism and Race

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Eric Mark Kramer
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1997 - Social Science - 191 pages
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This collection brings together a dozen academics from diverse racial, ethnic, and gender perspectives to explore race in a postmodern way. The collection seeks to achieve three tasks: To present a uniquely "kynical" approach to truth-saying presented by modernists and "sophisticated" so-called postmodernists (with their faith in lingualism); to explore what modernism is in the context of race; and to investigate the concept of race in an aperspectival way, including the language-gaming of racism. The obsession with racial measurement and its correlation with measures of intelligence is explored, as is the mythology of racial homogeneity in Japan. Also examined are the discursive nature of racial reality and power, and racial identity in Africa. All those concerned with issues of race and/or postmodern civilization, as well as those interested in operational definition, scalar phenomena, relativism, and postmodern views of truth, justice, and power, will find this a provocative collection.
 

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Contents

The Spiders of Truth
1
The Importance of Social Imagery for Race Relations
17
A Brief Archaeology of Intelligence
31
Dialogue and Race
51
Symbolic Violence and Race
65
What Is a Japanese? Culture Diversity and Social Harmony in Japan
79
Community Control Base Communities and Democracy
103
Racist Ontology Inferiorization and Assimilation
115
Analyzing Racial Ideology Post1980 America
129
Neoconservatism and Freedom in Postmodern North American Culture
145
Selected Bibliography
163
Name Index
177
Subject Index
183
About the Editor and Contributors
189
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ERIC MARK KRAMER is Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Oklahoma. Among his earlier publications is Consciousness and Culture: An Introduction to the Thought of Jean Gebser (Greenwood, 1992).

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