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“A vibrant, perceptive insight into the quest to understand the social hierarchies based on race and gender, the crossroads at which they interact, and the degree to which they influence social climates.” — Frances Richardson Keller, American Historical Review
“A vibrant, perceptive insight into the quest to understand the social hierarchies based on race and gender, the crossroads at which they interact, and the degree to which they influence social climates.” —Frances Richardson Keller, American Historical Review
"Ignore this book at your peril! Robyn Wiegman challenges us to re-examine our most cherished platitudes about race-and-gender, including the kind of identity politics that not only leave out African American women but also reinscribe a pernicious politics of "separate but equal" through the celebration of difference. This as a stunning account of racial/gender infusions and confusions in nineteenth- and twentieth-century U. S. culture. Controversial, brilliant, provocative." — Cathy Davidson, Duke University
"Wiegman goes well beyond current discussions in working out the theoretical challenges and cultural logics of rethinking difference within the postmodern condition, and she correctly pinpoints the overlap of race and gender within feminist theory as a decisive zone of critical articulation between postmodernism and oppositional politics." — Steven Mailloux, University of California, Irvine
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Robyn Wiegman is Assistant Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Indiana University.
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