Oxford University Press, 2016. 232p. Paperback. Condition: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Xenophobia, the fear or dislike of strangers, can be seen throughout the course of history in the form of communal riots, racist attacks, religious hatred, and genocide. HinduMuslim riots in India, SinhaleseTamil tensions in Sri Lanka, ethnic cleansing in former Yugoslavia, purging of Shias and Sunnis in Iraq and Syria, skinheads attacking immigrants, and the Jewish holocaust in Europe are a few examples.
In The New Xenophobia, Tabish Khair studies this fear in a historical, philosophical, and socio-economic context. Tracing the changes in xenophobic thinking over the past three decades, he examines the unexplored relationship of xenophobia with power and capitalism and shows how changes in capitalism have altered the image of the stranger. Through his study, Khair provides new insights into racism and slavery, and fresh perspectives on the rise of ethnic, cultural, and religious politics in todays age of globalization.
Über den Autor:
Tabish Khair is a critically acclaimed author and poet. His other studies are recognized as significant contributions in areas as diverse as Indian English literature, travel writing, postcolonialism, and gothic fiction. He has won the All India Poetry Prize and his novels have been shortlisted for various major awards and translated into several languages. The Thing about Thugs was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize (2010) and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature (2012). At present, he teaches English at Aarhus University, Denmark.
Titel: The New Xenophobia.
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