Series Editors: Roderick A. Ferguson and Grace Kyungwon Hong
The works in this series show how the institutionalization of difference promotes injustice in post-civil rights society. Theorizing the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, knowledge production, and capitalism, Difference Incorporated examines how the dominant affirmation of minority cultures reinforces structural inequalities and violences.
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Books in this Series
Troubling the Family The Promise of Personhood and the Rise of Multiracialism Discovers the roots of multiracialism in the feminist movement
Represent and Destroy Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism A stinging critique of the link between global capitalism and U.S. multiculturalisms
Humanitarian Violence The U.S. Deployment of Diversity Exploring the transition from the old imperialism based on race to the new imperialism based on diversity
The Dance That Makes You Vanish Cultural Reconstruction in Post-Genocide Indonesia A powerful analysis of the pervasive use of culture to harness Indonesian dance for state repression
From Orphan to Adoptee U.S. Empire and Genealogies of Korean Adoption Korean adoption as the sine qua non of U.S. neocolonialism in South Korea
European Others Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe Considers the complications of race, religion, sexuality, and gender in Europeanizing from below
The Reorder of Things The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference A critical account of how academia and global capital appropriated the revolutionary fervor of the 1960s and 1970s
Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership How a preoccupation with charismatic leadership in African American culture has influenced literature from World War I to the present
Pregnant on Arrival Making the Illegal Immigrant The case of Ireland reveals how the implications of pregnancy and sexuality figure in the determination of immigrants’ legal status
Academic freedom with violence. Feb 16, 2014 Authors Roderick A. Ferguson and Jodi Melamed respond to threats to academic freedom.
The Chronicle: Aid that does not help Jul 01, 2013 Neda Atanasoski, author of HUMANITARIAN VIOLENCE, and Randall Williams, author of THE DIVIDED WORLD, interviewed as part of this piece on humanitarian projects in the U.S.
Roderick Ferguson on academia and minority inclusion Jan 30, 2013 The author of THE REORDER OF THINGS talks on Against the Grain.
New Books in African American Studies interviews Erica Edwards Jun 29, 2012 CHARISMA AND THE FICTIONS OF BLACK LEADERSHIP is a critical read for anyone who is interested in the relationship between literature and real life scenes of black leadership—particularly as it plays out in the black political sphere in the post-civil rights era.
Left of Black: The death of Trayvon Martin and the "fictions" of black leadership Mar 25, 2011 Mark Anthony Neal, host of Left of Black, interviews Erica Edwards, author of CHARISMA: THE FICTIONS OF BLACK LEADERSHIP.