Dreamworlds of Race

The object of competing claims and fantasies, the racial dreamworld was fractured, contested, and unstable. Dreamworlds of Race can be read both as a stand- alone monograph and as the third volume of a loose trilogy dedicated to ...

Dreamworlds of Race

How transatlantic thinkers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries promoted the unification of Britain and the United States Between the late nineteenth century and the First World War an ocean-spanning network of prominent individuals advocated the unification of Britain and the United States. They dreamt of the final consolidation of the Angloworld. Scholars, journalists, politicians, businessmen, and science fiction writers invested the “Anglo-Saxons” with extraordinary power. The most ambitious hailed them as a people destined to bring peace and justice to the earth. More modest visions still imagined them as likely to shape the twentieth century. Dreamworlds of Race explores this remarkable moment in the intellectual history of racial domination, political utopianism, and world order. Focusing on a quartet of extraordinary figures—Andrew Carnegie, W. T. Stead, Cecil J. Rhodes, and H. G. Wells—Duncan Bell shows how unionists on both sides of the Atlantic reimagined citizenship, empire, patriotism, race, war, and peace in their quest to secure global supremacy. Yet even as they dreamt of an Anglo-dominated world, the unionists disagreed over the meaning of race, the legitimacy of imperialism, the nature of political belonging, and the ultimate form and purpose of unification. The racial dreamworld was an object of competing claims and fantasies. Exploring speculative fiction as well as more conventional forms of political writing, Bell reads unionist arguments as expressions of the utopianism circulating through fin-de-siècle Anglo-American culture, and juxtaposes them with pan-Africanist critiques of racial domination and late twentieth-century fictional narratives of Anglo-American empire. Tracing how intellectual elites promoted an ambitious project of political and racial unification between Britain and the United States, Dreamworlds of Race analyzes ideas of empire and world order that reverberate to this day.

Empire Race and Global Justice

For historical examples of whiteness as world-ordering, see Duncan Bell, Dreamworlds of Race: Empire, Utopia, and the Fate of Anglo-American (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, forth.); Lake and Reynolds, Drawing the Global ...

Empire  Race and Global Justice

The first volume to explore the role of race and empire in political theory debates over global justice.

The Cruel Optimism of Racial Justice

Balibar, E. and Wallerstein, I. (1991) Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities, London: Verso. ... Bell, D. (2020) Dreamworlds of Race: Empire and the Utopian Destiny of Anglo-America, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

The Cruel Optimism of Racial Justice

What can we learn from successes and failures in the pursuit of racial justice in the UK and elsewhere in the Global North? A dominant view of racial justice has long been linked to a ‘cruel optimism’ which normalises social and political outcomes that sustain racial injustice, despite successive governments wielding the means to address it. Researchers, activists and minoritised groups continually identify the drivers of these outcomes, but have grown accustomed to persevering despite strong resistance to change. Looking at numerous examples across anti-racist movements and key developments in nationhood/nationalism, institutional racism, migration, white supremacy and the disparities of COVID-19, Nasar Meer argues for the need to move on from perpetual crisis in racial justice to a turning point that might herald a change to deep-seated systems of racism.

The Palgrave Handbook of Utopian and Dystopian Literatures

Dreamworlds of Race: Empire and the Utopian Destiny of AngloAmerica. ... The Racial Horizon of Utopia: Unthinking the Future of Race in Late Twentieth-Century American Utopian Novels. Bern: Peter Lang. ———. 2019.

The Palgrave Handbook of Utopian and Dystopian Literatures

The Palgrave Handbook of Utopian and Dystopian Literatures celebrates a literary genre already over 500 years old. Specially commissioned essays from established and emerging international scholars reflect the vibrancy of utopian vision, and its resiliency as idea, genre, and critical mode. Covering politics, environment, geography, body and mind, and social organization, the volume surveys current research and maps new areas of study. The chapters include investigations of anarchism, biopolitics, and postcolonialism and study film, art, and literature. Each essay considers central questions and key primary works, evaluates the most recent research, and outlines contemporary debates. Literatures of Africa, Australia, China, Latin America, and the Middle East are discussed in this global, cross-disciplinary, and comprehensive volume.

Hitler s American Gamble

For the intellectual roots, see Duncan Bell, Dreamworlds of Race: Empire and the Utopian Destiny of Anglo-America (Princeton, NJ, 2020). For the economic side, see Michael J. Hogan, Informal Entente: The Private Structure of Cooperation ...

Hitler s American Gamble

SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON MEDAL FOR MILITARY HISTORY 2022 'History at its scintillating best ... hard-hitting, revelatory and superbly researched' Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny 'A rare achievement ... sure to become an instant classic' John Lewis Gaddis, Yale University This gripping book dramatizes the extraordinarily compressed and terrifying period between the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and Hitler's declaration of war on the United States. These five days transformed much of the world and have shaped our own experience ever since. Simms and Laderman's aim in the book is to show how this agonizing period had no inevitability about it and that innumerable outcomes were possible. Key leaders around the world were taking decisions with often poor and confused information, under overwhelming pressure and knowing that they could be facing personal and national disaster. And yet, there were also long-standing assumptions that shaped these decisions, both consciously and unconsciously. Hitler's American Gamble is a superb work of history, both as an explanation for the course taken by the Second World War and as a study in statecraft and political choices.

Reimagining Dinosaurs in Late Victorian and Edwardian Literature

For Bulwer-Lytton and the United States, see Terra Walston Joseph, 'BulwerLytton's The Coming Race and an ... For Anglo-Saxon reconciliation, see ibid., 93–128; Anderson, Race and Rapprochement, 26–61; and Bell, Dreamworlds of Race. 56.

Reimagining Dinosaurs in Late Victorian and Edwardian Literature

Reimagining Dinosaurs argues that transatlantic popular literature was critical for transforming the dinosaur into a cultural icon between 1880 and 1920

Coding and Representation from the Nineteenth Century to the Present

Bell, D., Dreamworlds of Race: Empire and the Utopian Destiny of Anglo-America (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2020). Bell, D., 'Founding the World State: H. G. Wells on Empire and the English-speaking Peoples', ...

Coding and Representation from the Nineteenth Century to the Present

An exploration of trends and cultures relating to electrical telegraphy and recent digital communications, this collection emerges from the research project Scrambled Messages: The Telegraphic Imaginary 1866–1900, which investigated cultural phenomena relating to the 1866 transatlantic telegraph. It interrogates the ways in which society, politics, literature and art are imbricated with changing communications technologies, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Contributors consider control, imperialism and capital, as well as utopianism and hope, grappling with the ways in which human connections (and their messages) continue to be shaped by communications infrastructures.

No Other Planet

Bell, Dreamworlds of Race. Danaher, Automation and Utopia. For an influential programmatic statement about the purpose of the environmental humanities see: Rose et al., “Thinking through the Environment, Unsettling the Humanities.

No Other Planet

Investigates the role of hope and fear in our climate-changed world by focusing on various expressions of the utopian imagination.

Divided Dreamworlds

For a critical discussion of this programme see Hishaam Aidi, 'The Grand (HipHop) Chessboard: Race, Rape and Raison d'Etat', Middle East Report 260 (Fall 2011), p. 25-39. war on terror, the Silk Road concept, as a celebration.

Divided Dreamworlds

With its unique focus on how culture contributed to the blurring of ideological boundaries between the East and the West, this important volume offers fascinating insights into the tensions, rivalries and occasional cooperation between the two blocs. Encompassing developments in both the arts and sciences, the authors analyze focal points, aesthetic preferences and cultural phenomena through topics as wide-ranging as the East- and West German interior design; the Soviet stance on genetics; US cultural diplomacy during and after the Cold War; and the role of popular music as a universal cultural ambassador. Well positioned at the cutting edge of Cold War studies, this important work illuminates some of the striking paradoxes involved in the production and reception of culture in East and West.

World Underworld Overworld Dreamworld

Race. The Hyperboreans were a blessed race, sacred to Apollo. They lived in permanent sunshine on an idyllic island in the northernmost stream of Oceanus. To the south of Hyperborea were the bitterly cold peaks of the Rhipaion mountains ...

World  Underworld  Overworld  Dreamworld

Ancient cultures were faced with two immense problems. Why is there something rather than nothing and why is the universe ordered rather than chaotic? To answer these questions, they invented cosmologies, which were also the basis of their religious beliefs. A person’s cosmological and religious beliefs are always interdependent. The ordered universe of the ancients was divided into four: 1) the World (that we inhabit), 2) the Overworld (the sky and heavens that the gods inhabit), 3) the Underworld (that the dead inhabit), and 4) Dreamworld (the mysterious zone between sleep and death that connects the living, dead and the gods). This is the incredible story of these four worlds and how they have influenced the development of all human thought, right up to the present day.

Dreamworld

Enhance "Equality" inhuman race to enrich the "Quality" of every human!! Give equal rights, equal education, equal opportunities which will lead the world laudable!! Showcase yourself through humanity, gentleness, caliber, credentials, ...

Dreamworld

Dream World. There are two types of dream one which we imagine and second for which work. This book is mixer of both the thing. Some of author imagine how they want to see this world, some give solution and some how they will work to complete that dream. For getting our dream world true we have to take up stand then it will be truly exist. This book where 50 author share their perspective about their dream world

Dreamworld Dawns

Then I could see little, blinded as I was by a sudden bitter weeping, for our whole sorry race. ~ I had thought the mission was ended but efforts were re-doubled. Even those who were previously rejected for training as being unsuitable ...

Dreamworld Dawns

This is the second collection of stories and poems by author Allan Edward Tierney. These feature a a wide variety of themes, many in the science fiction genre, some quite fantastical. But the aim is, as ever, to give rise to wondrous and novel images in the mind of the reader. If you enjoy pushing your mental envelope out to its furthest reaches then you may be sure to find something in these stories and poems to do just that. Warning: You may find the border between your dreams and nightmares beginning to blur. Don't worry. It is all part of the experience of a yet another New Dawn...

The PlayStation Dreamworld

Now, for example, “new coverage of the race riots distracts from the potential reality and repercussions of the race riots.”10 Stardew Valley is just such a form of sophisticated propaganda, ostensibly criticizing capitalism in order to ...

The PlayStation Dreamworld

From mobile phones to consoles, tablets and PCs, we are now a generation of gamers. The PlayStation Dreamworld is – to borrow a phrase from Slavoj Zizek – the pervert's guide to videogames. It argues that we can only understand the world of videogames via Lacanian dream analysis. It also argues that the Left needs to work inside this dreamspace – a powerful arena for constructing our desires – or else the dreamworld will fall entirely into the hands of dominant and reactionary forces. While cyberspace is increasingly dominated by corporate organization, gaming, at its most subversive, can nevertheless produce radical forms of enjoyment which threaten the capitalist norms that are created and endlessly repeated in our daily relationships with mobile phones, videogames, computers and other forms of technological entertainment. Far from being a book solely for dedicated gamers, this book dissects the structure of our relationships to all technological entertainment at a time when entertainment has become ubiquitous. We can no longer escape our fantasies but rather live inside their digital reality.

Dreamworld

Dreamworld security's involvement in the investigation would be over, and no amount of wrangling or throwing around of ... giving Dreamworld rivals a good chance to play catch-up in the race to develop new entertainment technologies.

Dreamworld

After a murder-suicide is committed at Dreamworld, a Florida resort, rookie cop Sylvia Avery discovers dark secrets and bizarre behavior underneath the company's picture-perfect image.

Race and the Yugoslav region

'The dreamworld of new Yugoslav culture and the logic of Cold War binaries'. In Divided Dreamworlds? The Cultural Cold War in East and West, ed. Peter Romijn, Giles Scott-Smith and Joes Segal: 97–114. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University ...

Race and the Yugoslav region

This electronic version has been made available under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) open access license. This is the first book to situate the territories and collective identities of former Yugoslavia within the politics of race – not just ethnicity – and the history of how ideas of racialised difference have been translated globally. The book connects critical race scholarship, global historical sociologies of ‘race in translation’ and south-east European cultural critique to show that the Yugoslav region is deeply embedded in global formations of race. In doing this, it considers the everyday geopolitical imagination of popular culture; the history of ethnicity, nationhood and migration; transnational formations of race before and during state socialism, including the Non-Aligned Movement; and post-Yugoslav discourses of security, migration, terrorism and international intervention, including the War on Terror and the present refugee crisis.

Reordering the World

Dreamworlds of Empire (forthcoming). ———, “Race, Utopia, Perpetual Peace: Andrew Carnegie's Dreamworld,” in Intellectual Histories of American Foreign Policy, ed. Jean-Francis Drolet and James Dunkerley (forthcoming).

Reordering the World

"A magisterial study...by a historian at the top of his game. Political theorists, intellectual historians, and students of empire are once again in Duncan Bell's debt for his deep research, elegant analysis, and consistently acute judgments."--David Armitage, Harvard Universityrsity

Dream Worlds

But there is no possibility that an entire society will be composed of people like Jesus or Buddha , " for the overwhelming judgment of the human race has proclaimed Jesus and Buddha as God , which is to say , super - human .

Dream Worlds

In Dream Worlds, Rosalind Williams examines the origins and moral implications of consumer society, providing a cultural history of its emergence in late nineteenth-century France.

Gender Sexuality and Race in the Digital Age

For example, Gwen Stefani holds two images in the music industry--she is a strong and independent woman on stage and on the red carpet, but she recognizes the need to return to her sexual side in order to sell albums (Dreamworlds 3, ...

Gender  Sexuality and Race in the Digital Age

This book provides a unique analysis of the intersection between gender, sexuality, race, and social media. While early scholarship identified the internet as being inherently egalitarian, this volume presents the internet as a “real” social place where inequalities matter and manifest in particular ways according to the architectures of particular platforms. This volume utilizes innovative methodologies to analyze how internet users both re-inscribe and resist inequalities of gender, sexuality, and race. It describes how the internet has ameliorated and bridged geographic and numerical limits on community formation, and this volume examines how the functioning of social inequalities differs on- and offline.

Dreamworld and Catastrophe

... where the collectivity of its citizens remains an abstract conception , in practice rent by class divisions that are complicated by collective identities of ethnicity and race . We have yet to experience fully the concrete forms of ...

Dreamworld and Catastrophe

The dream of the twentieth century was the construction of mass utopia. As thecentury closes, this dream is being left behind; the belief that industrial modernization can bringabout the good society by overcoming material scarcity for all has been challenged by thedisintegration of European socialism, capitalist restructuring, and ecological constraints. Thelarger social vision has given way to private dreams of material happiness and to politicalcynicism.Developing the notion of dreamworld as both a poetic description of a collective mentalstate and an analytical concept, Susan Buck-Morss attempts to come to terms with mass dreamworlds atthe moment of their passing. She shows how dreamworlds became dangerous when their energy was usedby the structures of power as an instrument of force against the masses. Stressing the similaritiesbetween the East and West and using the end of the Cold War as her point of departure, she examinesboth extremes of mass utopia, dreamworld and catastrophe.The book is in four parts. "Dreamworlds ofDemocracy" asks whether collective sovereignty can ever be democratic. "Dreamworlds of History"calls for a rethinking of revolution by political and artistic avant-gardes. "Dreamworlds of MassCulture" explores the affinities between mass culture's socialist and capitalist forms. An"Afterward" places the book in the historical context of the author's collaboration with a group ofMoscow philosophers and artists over the past two tumultuous decades. The book is an experiment invisual culture, using images as philosophy, presenting, literally, a way of seeing the past. Itspictorial narratives rescue historical data that with the end of the Cold War are threatened withoblivion and challenge common conceptions of what this century was all about.

How Real Is Race

A Sourcebook on Race, Culture, and Biology Carol C. Mukhopadhyay, Rosemary Henze, Yolanda T. Moses ... topics include sports, hip-hop, the culture of masculinity (Tough Guise), Latino stereotypes, music video images (Dreamworlds III).

How Real Is Race

How real is race? What is biological fact, what is fiction, and where does culture enter? What do we mean by a “colorblind” or “postracial” society, or when we say that race is a “social construction”? If race is an invention, can we eliminate it? This book, now in its second edition, employs an activity-oriented approach to address these questions and engage readers in unraveling—and rethinking—the contradictory messages we so often hear about race. The authors systematically cover the myth of race as biology and the reality of race as a cultural invention, drawing on biocultural and cross-cultural perspectives. They then extend the discussion to hot-button issues that arise in tandem with the concept of race, such as educational inequalities; slurs and racialized labels; and interracial relationships. In so doing, they shed light on the intricate, dynamic interplay among race, culture, and biology. For an online supplement to How Real Is Race? Second Edition, click here.