publication . Article . Other literature type . Part of book or chapter of book . 2002

Race, Ethnicity and Culture

Rosamund Billington; Sheelagh Strawbridge; Lenore Greensides; Annette Fitzsimons;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2002
  • Country: United States
It can be argued that cultural studies has been ethnocentric and allowed ‘race’ to be invisible (Gilroy, 1987, p. 12). A slightly different criticism is that of unintended intellectual racism of some of this work: Non-English readers may feel at times … the constriction and airlessness of a certain parochialism, a preoccupation with figures and issues that seem, under a different sky, less momentous than we would make them. They should remind themselves that we are living out the dotage of an imperial culture, and that our dreams are peopled by ghosts. But from that culture we have inherited other habits too, towards which no indulgence can be extended; for the ...
free text keywords: 300, Social sciences, Sociology [T19], Politics, Parochialism, Sociology, Gender studies, Racism, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Ethnic group, Criticism, Ethnocentrism, Cultural studies, Indulgence
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