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Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities
No eBook available Verso Amazon. The objective of progressive analysis, he says, isto chartanalytic pathsoutof theseoppositions ,to rescuethe fruitful Marxistconcernwith globalprocesses of class polarization which Wallerstein reads, metaphorically atleast, asconfirmation that capitalismis a systemof immiserationand to rejectthe ostensible unhelpfultendencies in Marx to seehistoryasa ‘lawed’process of advance.
If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Thisbookseeks to makea differentkindof contribution by examining Canadian immigration policy since,withparticular reference toCaribbean migrantfarmworkers in Ontario, within the Marxist theoretical framework.
A Guide to our Radical Thinkers! Forty years after the defeat of Nazism, and twenty years after the great wave of decolonization, how is it that racism remains a growing phenomenon? Above all, their dialogue reveals the forms of present and future social conflict, in a world where the crisis of the nation-state is accompanied by an alarming rise of nationalism and chauvinism.
They analyse it instead as a social relation indissolubly tied to present social structures–the nation-state, the division of labour, and the division between core and periphery–which are themselves constantly being reconstructed. Yet it isunlikelyto bereadby manyCanadian historians, whowill continue to pursuethe nationalquestion asa setof competing regionalisms, a socalledhistorical duality,or a matterof continental subordination, all empiricallyverifiablein the documents of nationhoodand the constitutional construction of peoplehood, andall equallyinnocent of the complexlayering thatrests’the’nationontheshifting boundaries of gender,race,andclass.
That, of course,existed,and continues rave exist,but sotoodoestheactivemakingof working-class racismwhich,howevermuch it isa product ofstructural forces always conducive tobourgeois hegemony, alsoinvolves theagency ofsegments ofaproletariat whose boundaries, within economies and consciousness, are constantly redrawnby capital’srelentless transformative capacities.
References to this book The Black Atlantic: Amidstthe proliferating historical concernwithnationalidentities ,Balibaroffersa sobering reminderoftheartificiality of ‘nation’andits not-so-distant cousin,’race. How can it be related to class divisions and to the contradictions of the nation-state?
They analyze it instead as a social relation indissolubly tied to present social structures—the nation-state, the division of labor, and the division between core and periphery—which are themselves constantly being reconstructed. Immanuel Wallerstein 01 March Class Conflict in the Capitalist WorldEconomy.
This book attempts to answer these fundamental questions through a remarkable dialogue between the French philosopher Etienne Balibar and the American historian and sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein. In Praise of Disobedience. Bothessayists, however, shouldgiveCanadian historians something to think aboutin termsof nationalism, nationstates, the relationship ofclass asanobjective presence anda subjective identity, and’race’asa socially constructed category deeplyembedded in the structures and consciousness of powerand social place.
From Class Struggle to Classless Struggle? Both authors challenge the commonly held notion of racism as a continuation of, or throwback to, the xenophobias of past societies and communities. The Bourgeoisie as Concept and Reality.
Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Despite their productive disagreements, Balibar and Wallerstein both emphasize the modernity of racism and the need to understand its relation to contemporary capitalism and class struggle. Above all, their dialogue reveals the forms of present and future social conflict, in a world where the crisis of the nation-state is accompanied by an alarming rise of nationalism and chauvinism.
The modernity of racism and its relationship to contemporary capitalism. Verso Books 16 December As proof of capitalism’s historicallyunprogressive meaning, Wallerstein depicts thebourgeoisie asultimately backward-looking, striving, oncefattened on the surplusvalueof the exploited,for the statusof landed aristocrats. Canada hassince become a muchmoreracially diverse country thanit waspriorto the s.
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It wasonlyin that the federalgovernment rewrotethe immigration act to eliminateracial quotas, anddiscrimination didnotin factenduntilsome yearslater. Contact Contact Us Help. Don’t have an account? In thiscontext, thisisatimely book. Each brings to the debate the fruits of over two decades of analytical work, greatly inspired, respectively, by Louis Althusser and Fernand Braudel.
Banal Nationalism Michael Billig Limited preview – Selected pages Title Page. Ambiguous Identities Radical thinkers.
baliar Whatever onemaythinkof thisfact,it represents a remarkable transformation in Canadian immigration policythathasoccurred in thepastquartercentury. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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And how far, in turn, does racism today compel us to rethink the relationship between class struggles and nationalism? Both authors challenge the commonly held notion of racism as a continuation of, or throwback to, the xenophobias of past societies and communities. As recent inddents in Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax indicate, however,the transition is not always withoutdifficulty. How can it be related to class divisions and to the contradictions of the nation-state?
And how far, in turn, does racism today compel us to rethink the relationship between class struggles and nationalism? View freely available titles: This book attempts to answer these fundamental questions through a remarkable dialogue between the French philosopher Etienne Balibar and the American historian and sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein.
It isalso aninteresting one- despite itsturgid,jargonistic prosestyle – because thereisno extensive literatureon thehistory ofCanadian immigration policy.