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UnCommon Cultures:Racism and the Rearticulation of Cultural Difference

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In Un/common Cultures, Kamala Visweswaran develops an incisive critique of the idea of culture at the heart of anthropology, describing how it lends itself to culturalist assumptions. She holds that the new culturalism - the idea that cultural differences are definitive, and thus divisive - produces a view of uncommon cultures; defined by relations of conflict rather tha In Un/common Cultures, Kamala Visweswaran develops an incisive critique of the idea of culture at the heart of anthropology, describing how it lends itself to culturalist assumptions. She holds that the new culturalism - the idea that cultural differences are definitive, and thus divisive - produces a view of uncommon cultures; defined by relations of conflict rather than forms of collaboration. The essays in Un/common Cultures straddle the line between an analysis of how racism works to form the idea of uncommon cultures and a reaffirmation of the possibilities of common cultures, those that enact new forms of solidarity in seeking common cause. Such cultures in common or cultures of the common also produce new intellectual formations that demand different analytic frames for understanding their emergence. By tracking the emergence and circulation of the culture concept in American anthropology and Indian and French sociology, Visweswaran offers an alternative to strictly disciplinary histories. She uses critical race theory to locate the intersection between ethnic/diaspora studies and area studies as a generative site for addressing the formation of culturalist discourses. In so doing, she interprets the work of social scientists and intellectuals such as Elsie Clews Parsons, Alice Fletcher, Franz Boas, Louis Dumont, Claude Levi-Strauss, Clifford Geertz, W. E. B. Du Bois, and B. R. Ambedkar.

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In Un/common Cultures, Kamala Visweswaran develops an incisive critique of the idea of culture at the heart of anthropology, describing how it lends itself to culturalist assumptions. She holds that the new culturalism - the idea that cultural differences are definitive, and thus divisive - produces a view of uncommon cultures; defined by relations of conflict rather tha In Un/common Cultures, Kamala Visweswaran develops an incisive critique of the idea of culture at the heart of anthropology, describing how it lends itself to culturalist assumptions. She holds that the new culturalism - the idea that cultural differences are definitive, and thus divisive - produces a view of uncommon cultures; defined by relations of conflict rather than forms of collaboration. The essays in Un/common Cultures straddle the line between an analysis of how racism works to form the idea of uncommon cultures and a reaffirmation of the possibilities of common cultures, those that enact new forms of solidarity in seeking common cause. Such cultures in common or cultures of the common also produce new intellectual formations that demand different analytic frames for understanding their emergence. By tracking the emergence and circulation of the culture concept in American anthropology and Indian and French sociology, Visweswaran offers an alternative to strictly disciplinary histories. She uses critical race theory to locate the intersection between ethnic/diaspora studies and area studies as a generative site for addressing the formation of culturalist discourses. In so doing, she interprets the work of social scientists and intellectuals such as Elsie Clews Parsons, Alice Fletcher, Franz Boas, Louis Dumont, Claude Levi-Strauss, Clifford Geertz, W. E. B. Du Bois, and B. R. Ambedkar.
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Title UnCommon Cultures:Racism and the Rearticulation of Cultural Difference Height 23.2
Kamala Visweswaran Width 15.4
ISBN-13 9788189059415 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #8189059416 Spine Width
Publisher Navayana Publishing Pages 354
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