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Ethics after Idealism: Theory, Culture, Ethnicity, Reading (Theories of Contemporary Culture)

 
 
 
 
Ethics after Idealism: Theory, Culture, Ethnicity, Reading (Theories of Contemporary Culture)
Author: Rey Chow
ISBN 13: 9780253211552
ISBN 10: 253211557
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 1998-01-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
List Price: $19.95
 
 

"Methodologically situated in the contentious spaces between critical theory and cultural studies, and always attending to the implications of ethnicity, this book constitutes a unique intervention in contemporary cultural politics." — Social Semiotics

At a time when cultural identity has become intrinsic to the way we read our many "others," Rey Chow argues that what demands to be examined critically is no longer identity politics per se but the idealism — especially in the sense of idealizing otherness — that lies at the heart of identity politics. She discusses multiple cultural forms — fiction, film, popular music, poetry, and essays — and a range of cultural topics — pedagogy, multiculturalism, fascism, sexuality, miscegenation, fantasy, nostalgia, and postcoloniality.

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A a time when cultural identity has become intrinsic to the way we read out many "other," Rey Chow argues that what demands to be examined critically is no longer identity politics per se but the idealism--that lies at the heart of identity politics. She discusses multiple cultural forms--fiction, film, popular music, poetry, and essays--and a range of cultral topics--pedagogy, multiculturalism, fascism, sexuality, miscegenation, fantasy, nostalgia, and postcoloniality.