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Author Stam, Robert, 1941-
Title Race in translation : culture wars around the postcolonial Atlantic / Robert Stam and Ella Shohat.
Imprint New York : New York University Press, [2012]

Author Stam, Robert, 1941-
Subject Race.
Postcolonialism -- Atlantic Ocean Region.
Multiculturalism -- Atlantic Ocean Region.
Ethnicity -- Atlantic Ocean Region.
Alt Name Shohat, Ella, 1959-
Description 1 online resource (xx, 363 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Atlantic enlightenment -- A tale of three republics -- The seismic shift and the decolonization of knowledge -- Identity politics and the right / left convergence -- France, the United States, and the culture wars -- Brazil, the United States, and the culture wars -- From affirmative action to interrogating whiteness -- French intellectuals and the postcolonial -- The transnational traffic of ideas.
Summary While the term "culture wars" often designates the heated arguments in the English-speaking world spiralling around race, the canon, and affirmative action, in fact these discussions have raged in multiple sites and languages. Charting the multidirectional traffic of the debates, Stam/Shohat trace their literal and figurative translation, seen in French Postcolonial Studies and Brazilian Whiteness Studies, and in such cultural phenomena as Tropicalia and Hip-Hop. The authors also interrogate an ironic convergence whereby rightist politicians join hands with leftist intellectuals, along with th.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780814723920 (electronic bk.)
0814723926 (electronic bk.)
9780814725252 (electronic bk.)
0814725252 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 794004264
Additional Format Print version: Stam, Robert, 1941- Race in translation. New York : New York University Press, ©2012 9780814798379 (DLC) 2011050487 (OCoLC)764339571

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