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The Alchemy of Race and Rights

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$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674014718

Publication Date: 03/01/1992

Short

272 pages

5-7/8 x 9 inches

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  • I. Excluding Voices: A Necklace of Thoughts on the Ideology of Style
    • 1. The Brass Ring and the Deep Blue Sea
    • 2. Gilded Lilies and Liberal Guilt
    • 3. The Death of the Profane
  • II. Trial by Text: A Sequence of Sublimation
    • 4. Teleology on the Rocks
    • 5. Crimes Without Passion
    • 6. The Obliging Shell
  • III. Ladder to the Light: A Series of Hinged Turning Points
    • 7. Fire and Ice
    • 8. The Pain of Word Bondage
    • 9. Mirrors and Windows
  • IV. The Incorruptible Simplicity of Being: A String of Crystalline Paroles
    • 10. Owning the Self in a Disowned World
    • 11. Arm’s-Length Intimacies
    • 12. On Being the Object of Property
  • Notes
  • A Word on Categories
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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