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Author Ford, Richard T. (Richard Thompson), author.

Title Racial culture : a critique / Richard Thompson Ford.

Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2005]
©2005

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Physical description 1 online resource (x, 231 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-225) and index.
Contents Preface; PREAMBLE; 1. DIFFERENCE DISCOURSE; 2. IDENTITIES AS COLLECTIVE ACTION; 3. "CULTURAL DISCRIMINATION"; 4. THE ENDS OF ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW; POSTSCRIPT: BEYOND DIFFERENCE; Notes; Index.
Summary What is black culture? Does it have an essence? What do we lose and gain by assuming that it does, and by building our laws accordingly? This bold and provocative book questions the common presumption of political multiculturalism that social categories such as race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality are defined by distinctive cultural practices. Richard Ford argues against law reform proposals that would attempt to apply civil rights protections to "cultural difference." Unlike many criticisms of multiculturalism, which worry about "reverse discrimination" or the erosion of core Western cultural values, the book's argument is primarily focused on the adverse effects of multicultural rhetoric and multicultural rights on their supposed beneficiaries. Ford argues that multicultural accounts of cultural difference do not accurately describe the practices of social groups. Instead these accounts are prescriptive: they attempt to canonize a narrow, parochial, and contestable set of ideas about appropriate group culture and to discredit more cosmopolitan lifestyles, commitments, and values. --From publisher's description.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Multiculturalism.
Intergroup relations.
Multiculturalism -- Law and legislation.
Discrimination -- Law and legislation.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781400826308
1400826306
0691119600 alkaline paper
0691128693
9780691119601
9780691128696