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African Images Racism and the End of Anthropology

by Peter Rigby

Part of the Global Issues Series

African Images Racism and the End of Anthropology Synopsis

This controversial book is an impassioned African response to the racial stereotyping of African people and people of African descent by prominent white scholars. It highlights how the media contributes to the growth of racist ideas, particularly in reporting current events in Africa, and demonstrates how some of America's most revered intellectuals cloak racist ideologies in ostensibly egalitarian discourses. The author seeks to rewrite the image of 'race' in order to show the damage racism can cause serious scholarship.

African Images Racism and the End of Anthropology Press Reviews

'African Images is a benchmark publication on the subject of the role and relationship of racism and academia.'The Bookwatch'Rigby's compact analysis of Western intellectualism and its construction of race and racism serves as a shining example of the ethnographic 'Other' turning the pen on the imperialist in a well-researched and insightfully reasoned critique of Western thought.'JASO'This short book summarises the analytical stance which [Rigby] had been developing over the last twenty years... The passion, dedicated persistence, insights, wild swipes, jeremiads and scourgings of the money-changes that one had grown to expect from Peter Rigby are all there.'Social Anthropology

Book Information

ISBN: 9781859731024
Publication date: 1st October 1996
Author: Peter Rigby
Publisher: Berg Publishers an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 156 pages
Categories: Social discrimination & inequality, Anthropology, Literary studies: from c 1900 -, Media studies,

About Peter Rigby

Peter Rigby formerly of Moi University,Kenya

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