Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities  

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"Benedict Anderson maintains that decolonization has not, so to speak, expressed itself in the Third World by the development of what a particular propaganda calls 'counter-racism' (anti-White or anti-European)." --Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities


"This latent presence of the hierarchic theme today finds its chief expression in the priority accorded to the individualistic model (just as, in the previous period, openly inegalitarian racism, in order to postulate an essential fixity of racial types, had to presuppose a differentialist anthropology, whether based on genetics or on Völkerpsychologie): the cultures supposed implicitly superior are those which appreciate and promote 'individual' enterprise, social and political individualism, as against those which inhibit these things. These are said to be the cultures whose 'spirit of community' is constituted by individualism. In this way, we see how the return of the biological theme is permitted and with it the elaboration of new variants of the biological 'myth' within the framework of a cultural racism." --Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities (1988) by Étienne Balibar and Immanuel Wallerstein

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Race, Nation, Classe (1988) is a book by Étienne Balibar and Immanuel Wallerstein.

It was translated in 1991 as Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities (London & New York: Verso), translated by Chris Turner.

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