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The Threat of Race: Reflections on Racial Neoliberalism

The Threat of Race: Reflections on Racial Neoliberalism

David Theo Goldberg

ISBN: 978-0-631-21968-2

Nov 2008

408 pages

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$46.95

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Written by a renowned scholar of critical race theory, The Threat of Race explores how the concept of race has been historically produced and how it continues to be articulated, if often denied, in today’s world.
  • A major new study of race and racism by a renowned scholar of critical race theory
  • Explores how the concept of race has been historically produced and how it continues to be articulated - if often denied - in today’s world
  • Argues that it is the neoliberal society that fuels new forms of racism
  • Surveys race dynamics throughout various regions of the world - from Western and Northern Europe, South Africa and Latin America, and from Israel and Palestine to the United States

Preface and Acknowledgments vi

Author's Note xii

1 Buried, Alive 1

2 ""Killing Me Softly"": Civility/Race/Violence 32

3 Deva-Stating Discriminations, Discriminating Devastations (On Racial Americanization) 66

4 Targets of Opportunity (On Racial Palestinianization) 106

5 Precipitating Evaporation (On Racial Europeanization) 151

6 Revealing Alchemies (On Racial Latinamericanization) 199

7 A Political Theology of Race (On Racial Southafricanization) 245

8 Enduring Occupations (On Racial Neoliberalism) 327

Index of Authors 377

Index of Keywords 382

""Yet, it has the great value of underlining that Africa's future is indeed in the hands of Africans, and only they will determine if it is a successful future or a return to second fiddle of human history ... At the same time, I am sure, those who know Africa will realize how much this book reflect the reality on the ground. A reality that will surprise the world in the years to come."" (South World, 1 October 2011)

""This is powerful stuff. The author intends no scholarly dispassion, no footnoted academic treatise. Rather he presents an impassioned argument at length, replete with examples, full of word games to emphasize a point. There is fire in this work. The book is interesting, written with passion and obvious pleasure in playing with the language. The Threat of Raceis a strong addition to the growing library of anti-globalism, [and] anti-neoliberal critiques."" (Indigenous Peoples Issues & Resources, August 2009)

  • A major new study of race and racism by a renowned scholar of critical race theory
  • Explores how the concept of race has been historically produced and how it continues to be articulated - if often denied - in today’s world
  • Argues that it is the neoliberal society that fuels new forms of racism
  • Surveys race dynamics throughout various regions of the world - from Western and Northern Europe, South Africa and Latin America, and from Israel and Palestine to the United States