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1st Edition

By Martin Orkin, Alexa Alice Joubin


252 pages

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Race offers a compelling introduction to the study of ideas related to race throughout history. Its breadth of coverage, both geographically and temporally, provides readers with an expansive, global understanding of the term from the classical period onwards. This concise guide offers an overview of:  

  • Intersections of Race and Gender
  • Race and Social Theory
  • Identity, Ethnicity, and Immigration
  • Whiteness
  • Legislative and Judicial Markings of Difference
  • Race in South Africa, Israel, East Asia, Asian America
  • Blackness in a Global Context
  • Race in the History of Science
  • Critical Race Theory 

This clear and engaging study is essential reading for students of Literature, Culture, and Race.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Fixing the fetters of race Chapter 1: Marking barbarians, Muslims, Jews, Ethiopians, Africans, Moors, or blacks Chapter 2: Pseudo-scientific markings of difference Part II: Recasting the fetters of race Chapter 3: Legislative, governmental, and judicial markings of difference Chapter 4: Slavery and race Part III: Loosening the fetters of face Chapter 5: Race and epistemologies of otherness Conclusion: race in the world

About the Authors/Editor

Martin Orkin is a Professor at the University of Haifa in Israel, where he teaches in the departments of Theatre and English.

Alexa Alice Joubin is a Professor of English, Theatre, International Affairs, and East Asian Languages and Literatures at George Washington University, USA, where she co-founded the Digital Humanities Institute.

About the Series

The New Critical Idiom

The New Critical Idiom is an invaluable series of introductory guides designed to meet the needs of today's students grappling with the complexities of modern critical terminology. Each book in the series provides:

  • A clear, explanatory guide to the use (and abuse) of the term
  • An original and distinctive overview by a leading literary and cultural critic
  • Helpful definitions of the boundaries between the literary and non-literary
  • Basic guidance for the introductory reader in how the term relates to the larger field of cultural representation

With a strong emphasis on clarity, lively debate and the widest possible breadth of examples, The New Critical Idiom is an indispensable guide to key topics in literary studies.

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