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Author Chow, Rey.

Title The protestant ethnic and the spirit of capitalism / Rey Chow.

Published New York : Columbia University Press, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.8 CHOW    MISSING
Physical description x, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: From Biopower to Ethnic Difference 1 -- Chapter 1 Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism 19 -- Chapter 2 Brushes with the-Other-as-Face: Stereotyping and Cross-Ethnic Representation 50 -- Chapter 3 Keeping Them in Their Place: Coercive Mimeticism and Cross-Ethnic Representation 95 -- Chapter 4 Secrets of Ethnic Abjection 128 -- Chapter 5 When Whiteness Feminizes ...: Some Consequences of a Supplementary Logic 153 -- Postscript: Beyond Ethnic Ressentiment? 183.
Summary The notion of ethnicity as it is currently used is theoretically ambivalent, confusing, indeed self-contradictory, according to Rey Chow. To radically reconceptualize the ways ethnicity functions in capitalist society, Chow proposes that it be analyzed in conjunction with Max Weber's famous theory about the protestant work ethic, especially in terms of the economic and psychological, as well as the religious-spiritual, ramifications of the word "protest." In her reading of the politics of ethnicity, she examines a diverse set of texts, works of Foucault, Weber, Derrida, Balibar, Bronte, Asian-American authors Hongo and Yau; films of Hitchcock, Duras, and Resnais; and the drawings of Hong Kong cartoonist Larry Feign.
Subject Ethnicity -- Political aspects -- United States.
Ethnicity -- Religious aspects -- Baptists, [Catholic Church, etc.].
Capitalism -- United States.
Postcolonialism -- United States.
Cross-cultural orientation -- United States.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
ISBN 0231124201 (cloth : alk. paper)
023112421X (paper : alk. paper)