„All is Race“

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Simone Beate Borgstede

Benjamin Disraeli on Race, Nation and Empire

ISBN 978-3-643-90139-2
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2011
Seiten 296
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Racism Analysis – Series A: Studies

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-90139-2 Kategorien: , ,


Inspired by Hannah Arendt’s discussion of the Victorian Tory politician
and novelist Benjamin Disraeli as a Jew who fought back, Simone Borgstede
explores the complex ways in which mid-Victorian discourses of identity
and belonging were interwoven with discourses of race. To her, Disraeli’s
response to the antisemitism of the period led him to become convinced
that race was the key to understand how society works. She traces
Disraeli’s use of the category of race as a pivotal idea of social
difference and unpicks how race intersected in his thinking with class,
culture, gender, nation, and empire. She shows how Disraeli’s
„one-nation-politics“ was dependent on the idea of empire and how his
representations of both nation and empire became based on race.

Simone Beate Borgstede studied Social Sciences at Hamburg
and Essex, completed her PhD at University College London and is currently
teaching at Leuphana University Lüneburg.