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Author Chow, Rey.
Title The protestant ethnic and the spirit of capitalism / Rey Chow.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2002]

Author Chow, Rey.
Subject Ethnicity -- Political aspects -- United States.
Ethnicity -- Religious aspects -- Protestant churches.
Capitalism -- United States.
Postcolonialism -- United States.
Cross-cultural orientation -- United States.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
Description 1 online resource (x, 237 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface; INTRODUCTION From Biopower to Ethnic Difference; 1. The Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism; 2. Brushes with the-Other-as-Face: Stereotyping and Cross-Ethnic Representation; 3. Keeping Them in Their Place: Coercive Mimeticism and Cross-Ethnic Representation; 4. The Secrets of Ethnic Abjection; 5. When Whiteness Feminizes ... : Some Consequences of a Supplementary Logic; Notes; Index.
Summary In late-capitalist Western society, cross-ethnic cultural transactions are an inevitable daily routine. Yet, according to acclaimed cultural critic Rey Chow, the notion of ethnicity as it is currently used is theoretically ambivalent, confusing, indeed self-contradictory, straddling as it does an uneasy boundary between a universalist rhetoric of inclusion on the one hand, and actual, lived experiences of violence and intolerance on the other. To drastically reconceptualize ethnicity in the contemporary world, Chow proposes that it be examined in conjunction with Max Weber's famous theor.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0231504489 (electronic bk.)
9780231504485 (electronic bk.)
0231124201 (cloth ; alk. paper)
023112421X (paper ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 57417719
Additional Format Print version: Chow, Rey. Protestant ethnic and the spirit of capitalism. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2002 0231124201 023112421X (DLC) 2002019492 (OCoLC)49320451

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