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Racism in the Modern World: Historical Perspectives on Cultural Transfer and Adaptation ed. by Manfred Berg and Simon Wendt (review)

Racism in the Modern World: Historical Perspectives on Cultural Transfer and Adaptation ed. by... Book Reviews challenges clear by cataloguing the difficulty in locating an "archive of migration," reminding historians that oral histories, ethnographic methods, and material cultures must be taken seriously if we wish to expand the reach and insight of sociocultural research. These points may not be new to scholars immersed in this field, but they can serve as entry points of discussion for advanced students and as useful reminders for veterans. Perhaps most notably, a reader can know that this book has accomplished its purpose when one emerges from the final chapter convinced anew that no history of Asia can be complete without some effort at understanding its migrants. karen m. teoh Stonehill College Racism in the Modern World: Historical Perspectives on Cultural Transfer and Adaptation. Edited by manfred berg and simon wendt. New York: Berghahn Books, 2011. 372 pp. $95.00 (cloth). This ambitious collection of articles reflects a renewed attention to theories and ideologies of racism, as well as their dynamic histories. Manfred Berg and Simon Wendt have marshaled an extensive anthology of think pieces and case studies, all of which attend to broader discussions of multiple threads and debates in the histories of racism: how ideas of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

Racism in the Modern World: Historical Perspectives on Cultural Transfer and Adaptation ed. by Manfred Berg and Simon Wendt (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 23 (4) – May 24, 2012

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Book Reviews challenges clear by cataloguing the difficulty in locating an "archive of migration," reminding historians that oral histories, ethnographic methods, and material cultures must be taken seriously if we wish to expand the reach and insight of sociocultural research. These points may not be new to scholars immersed in this field, but they can serve as entry points of discussion for advanced students and as useful reminders for veterans. Perhaps most notably, a reader can know that this book has accomplished its purpose when one emerges from the final chapter convinced anew that no history of Asia can be complete without some effort at understanding its migrants. karen m. teoh Stonehill College Racism in the Modern World: Historical Perspectives on Cultural Transfer and Adaptation. Edited by manfred berg and simon wendt. New York: Berghahn Books, 2011. 372 pp. $95.00 (cloth). This ambitious collection of articles reflects a renewed attention to theories and ideologies of racism, as well as their dynamic histories. Manfred Berg and Simon Wendt have marshaled an extensive anthology of think pieces and case studies, all of which attend to broader discussions of multiple threads and debates in the histories of racism: how ideas of

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Journal of World HistoryUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: May 24, 2012

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