The Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism

by Rey Chow

Paperback, 2002

Status

Available

Call number

REF.CHR

Publication

Columbia University Press (2002), 237 pages

Description

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 abo

Physical description

9.16 x 0.6 inches

Language

Original language

English

ISBN

023112421X / 9780231124218
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