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The Resource The protestant ethnic and the spirit of capitalism, Rey Chow, (electronic resource)

The protestant ethnic and the spirit of capitalism, Rey Chow, (electronic resource)

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The protestant ethnic and the spirit of capitalism
Title
The protestant ethnic and the spirit of capitalism
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Rey Chow
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eng
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Chow, Rey
Dewey number
305.8
LC call number
GN560.U6
LC item number
P76 2002
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  • Ethnicity
  • Ethnicity
  • Capitalism
  • Postcolonialism
  • Cross-cultural orientation
  • United States
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In late-capitalist Western society, cross-ethnic cultural transactions are an inevitable daily routine. Yet, according to acclaimed cultural critic Rey Chow, the notion of ethnicity as it is currently used is theoretically ambivalent, confusing, indeed self-contradictory, straddling as it does an uneasy boundary between a universalist rhetoric of inclusion on the one hand, and actual, lived experiences of violence and intolerance on the other. To drastically reconceptualize ethnicity in the contemporary world, Chow proposes that it be examined in conjunction with Max Weber's famous theory about the Protestant work ethic and capitalism, which holds that secular belief in salvation often collaborates effectively with the interpellation, disciplining, and rewarding of subjects constituted by specific forms of labor. The charged figure that results from such a collaboration, resonant with the economic, psychological, and spiritual implications of the word "protest, " is what she refers to as the protestant ethnic. Chow explores the vicissitudes of cross-ethnic representational politics in a diverse range of texts across multiple genres, including the writings of Georg Lukacs, Michel Foucault, Max Weber, Jacques Derrida, Fredric Jameson, Etienne Balibar, Charlotte Brontë, Garrett Hongo, John Yau, and Frantz Fanon; the films of Alfred Hitchcock, Marguerite Duras, and Alain Resnais; and the cartoon drawings of Larry Feign. Tracing out hauntingly familiar scenarios from stereotyping and coercive mimeticism to collective narcissistic abjection, the rise of white feminist racial power, and intraethnic ressentiment, Chow articulates a series of interlocking critical dialogues that challenge readers into hitherto unimagined ways of thinking about an urgent topic
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The protestant ethnic and the spirit of capitalism, Rey Chow, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000229701
Dimensions
24 cm.
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unknown
Extent
x, 237 pages
Isbn
9780231124201
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002019492
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000229701
Label
The protestant ethnic and the spirit of capitalism, Rey Chow, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000229701
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 237 pages
Isbn
9780231124201
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002019492
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000229701

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