Problem of the Future World W. E. B. du Bois and the Race Concept at Midcentury

ISBN-10: 082234808X

ISBN-13: 9780822348085

Edition: 2010

Authors: Eric Porter

List price: $22.99
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description:

The Problem of the Future Worldis a compelling reassessment of the later writings of the iconic African American activist and intellectual W. E. B. Du Bois. As Eric Porter points out, despite the outpouring of scholarship devoted to Du Bois, the broad range of writing he produced during the 1940s and early 1950s has not been thoroughly examined in its historical context, nor has sufficient attention been paid to the theoretical interventions he made during those years. Porter locates Du Bois's late work in relation to what he calls "the first post-racial moment." He suggests that Du Bois's mid-century writings are so distinctive and so relevant for contemporary scholarship, because they were attuned to the shape-shifting character of modern racism, and in particular to the ways that discredited racial taxonomies remained embedded and in force in existing political-economic arrangements at both the local and global scales. Porter moves the conversation about Du Bois and race forward by building on existing work about the theorist, systematically examining his late writings, and looking at them from new perspectives, partly by drawing on recent scholarship on race, neo-liberalism, and empire.The Problem of the Future Worldshows how Du Bois's later writings help to address race and racism as protean, global phenomena in the present.
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Italian Grammar Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Portuguese Grammar Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Spanish Grammar Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
German Grammar Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Rewriting Du Bois's Future
Race and the Future World
Beyond War and Peace
Imagining Africa, Reimagining the World
Paradoxes of Loyalty
Notes
Bibliography
Index
×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×