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Race Defaced: Paradigms of Pessimism, Politics of Possibility

Race Defaced: Paradigms of Pessimism, Politics of Possibility 569694 SREXXX10.1177/2332649215569694Sociology of Race and EthnicityBook Review book-review2015 Book Review Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2015, Vol. 1(2) 338 –339 © American Sociological Association 2015 Race Defaced: Paradigms of sre.sagepub.com Pessimism, Politics of Possibility Christopher Kyriakides and Rodolfo D. Torres Race Defaced: Paradigms of Pessimism, Politics of Possibility. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2012. $27.95. 256 pp. ISBN. 9780804763356. Reviewed by: Waqas Tufail, University of Liverpool DOI: 10.1177/2332649215569694 Race Defaced is a thoroughly engaging and stimulat- “irrationalization of equality” led to limit points ing attempt to rethink and resituate conservative and being placed on equality. This argument is among radical orthodoxies surrounding the history and the most striking and convincing in the book. development of racism and anti-racism. Using an In the next chapter, the authors challenge effective comparative methodology encompassing assumptions about white unity, arguing that the the U.K. and the U.S. to provide empirical support for weakness of whiteness is perhaps its most distinc- the authors’ assertions, this book highlights the com- tive feature. It is persuasively argued that certain monalities shared by conservatives and radicals that groups, in the context of the emergence of the eugen- constrain the potential for true equality being ics movement, were http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociology of Race and Ethnicity SAGE

Race Defaced: Paradigms of Pessimism, Politics of Possibility

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity , Volume 1 (2): 2 – Apr 1, 2015

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569694 SREXXX10.1177/2332649215569694Sociology of Race and EthnicityBook Review book-review2015 Book Review Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2015, Vol. 1(2) 338 –339 © American Sociological Association 2015 Race Defaced: Paradigms of sre.sagepub.com Pessimism, Politics of Possibility Christopher Kyriakides and Rodolfo D. Torres Race Defaced: Paradigms of Pessimism, Politics of Possibility. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2012. $27.95. 256 pp. ISBN. 9780804763356. Reviewed by: Waqas Tufail, University of Liverpool DOI: 10.1177/2332649215569694 Race Defaced is a thoroughly engaging and stimulat- “irrationalization of equality” led to limit points ing attempt to rethink and resituate conservative and being placed on equality. This argument is among radical orthodoxies surrounding the history and the most striking and convincing in the book. development of racism and anti-racism. Using an In the next chapter, the authors challenge effective comparative methodology encompassing assumptions about white unity, arguing that the the U.K. and the U.S. to provide empirical support for weakness of whiteness is perhaps its most distinc- the authors’ assertions, this book highlights the com- tive feature. It is persuasively argued that certain monalities shared by conservatives and radicals that groups, in the context of the emergence of the eugen- constrain the potential for true equality being ics movement, were

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Published: Apr 1, 2015

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