Signs of Race in Poststructuralism: Toward a Transformative Theory of Race
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Signs of Race in Poststructuralism: Toward a Transformative Theory of Race

  • Publish Date: 2009-03-16
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Robert Young

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This book presents a class-based analysis of poststructuralism and race. The author positions this fundamental question at the heart of his project: why does race still work if it is commonly misunderstood to be a social construct? The answer is that race works because it operates like a commodity, and like any commodity, as long as it generates value (understood in the widest possible sense: economic, political, and cultural-ideological value), it will remain in circulation. This study should contribute to our understanding of race by linking questions of use value to exchange value.


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