The Doctor and the Saint
Caste, Race, and Annihilation of Caste: The Debate Between B. R. Ambedkar and M. K. Gandhi
Paperback ISBN: 160846797x
In an extensive critique of Gandhi’s views on race, caste and imperialism, the Booker Prize-winning author reveals some uncomfortable, even controversial, truths about the political thought and career of India’s most famous, and most revered, figure. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Everything Under the Heavens
How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power
Hardcover ISBN: 0385353324
An award-winning overseas correspondent describes China’s quest for pan-Asian dominance through bullying other countries, growing its Navy and increasing territorial claims in the region and attempts to predict what kind of global power and peer China will become.
A Very Short Introduction
Paperback ISBN: 0192854577
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. During his time as a lawyer in South Africa he developed his strategy of non-violence: the idea of opposing unjust laws by non-violent protest. He led the Indian National Congress party in three major campaigns against British rule, each culminating in his arrest. In Gandhi, a short introduction to Gandhi's life and thought, Bhikhu Parekh outlines both Gandhi's major philosophical insights and the limitations of his thought. Written with extensive access to Gandhi's writings in Indian languages to which most commentators have little or no access, Parekh looks at Gandhi's cosmocentric anthropology, his spiritual view of politics, and his theories of oppression, non-violent action, and active citizenship. He also considers how the success of Gandhi's principles were limited by his lack of coherent theories of evil, and of state and power. Gandhi's view of man as ascetic allows no room for expressions of the cultural, artistic, or intellectual. Furthermore, he was so hostile to modern civilization that he was unable to appreciate its complex dialectic or offer a meaningful narrative. Nevertheless, Gandhi's life and thought had an enormous impact on the Indian nation, and he continues to be widely revered--known before and after his assassination as Mahatma, the Great Soul.
Go Back to Where You Came From
The Backlash Against Immigration and the Fate of Western Democracy
Hardcover ISBN: 1568585926
Discusses the new political climate, rife with xenophobia and racism, that voted Britain out of the EU and catapulted Donald Trump to the presidency in countries that have historically been examples of tolerance. 12,000 first printing.
Post-Nationalist American Studies
Paperback ISBN: 0520224396
"From globalization to gender studies to the selling of Tiger Woods as multicultural icon, these provocative and reader-friendly essays provide a new overview of the landscape of cultural studies today as well as--in a unique feature of the book--a blueprint for developing courses out of the issues discussed." --Gerald Graff, Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Chicago "Post-Nationalist American Studies is a strikingly useful book. It offers a seeming contradition-'American' yet 'Post-Nationalist'-as a remarkably generative theoretical standpoint for a series of sharp and challenging essays. All of these provide vivid readings of an unusually wide range of texts and the contributors give us real syllabi for real classes in which theory, close reading, and historical specificity have been put into the kind of classroom practice which is helping reshape not just an academic field of study but the understanding of what 'American' might mean."--Paul Lauter, Smith Professor of Literature, Trinity College
What Everyone Needs to Know
Paperback ISBN: 0190905204
In recent years, the so-called Alt-Right, a white nationalist movement, has grown at an alarming rate. Taking advantage of high levels of racial polarization, the Alt-Right seeks to normalize explicit white identity politics. Growing from a marginalized and disorganized group of Internet trolls and propagandists, the Alt-Right became one of the major news stories of the 2016 presidential election, and exploded into public consciousness after its march through Charlottesville in summer 2017. Discussions of the Alt-Right are now a regular part of political discourse in the United States and beyond. In The Alt-Right: What Everyone Needs to Know
Billionaire at the Barricades
The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump
Hardcover ISBN: 1250150647
In Billionaire at the Barricades, Laura Ingraham details how Trump remade the Reagan Revolution in his own image, attracting a new coalition of voters who were angry and disgusted with the corporatist agenda of GOP elites. With an insider’s access and knowledge, Ingraham reveals previously unreported details behind Trump’s victory and the possible pitfalls that lay ahead for his ambitious populist agenda. "Unlike so many of my colleagues in the media,
Holidays, National Days, and the Crafting of Identities
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1442627131
Holidays are a key to helping us understand the transformation of national, regional, community and ethnic identities. In Celebrating Canada, Matthew Hayday and Raymond Blake situate Canada in an international context as they examine the history and evolution of our national andprovincial holidays and annual celebrations. The contributorstothis volume examine such holidays as Dominion Day, Victoria Day, Quebec’sFêteNationaleand CanadianThanksgiving, among many others. They also examine how Canadians celebrate the national days ofothercountries (like the Fourth of July) and how Dominion Day was observed in the United Kingdom. Drawing heavily on primary source research, and theories of nationalism, identities and invented traditions, theessaysinthiscollectiondeepen our understanding of how these holidays have influenced the evolutionof Canadian identities.