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Author Hazard, Anthony Q., author.

Title Postwar anti-racism : the United States, UNESCO, and "race", 1945-1968 / Anthony Q. Hazard Jr
Edition 1st ed
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xii, 252 pages) : illustrations
Contents Early postwar anti-racism: UNESCO in the 1940s -- Politics and science: UNSESCO studies "race" -- Unesco under fire: anti-communism and anti-racism -- Anti-racism and orientalism -- Resurgent black diaspora politics and UNESCO -- Radicalization and the collapse of postwar anti-racism
Summary This book explores the discourse and practice of anti-racism in the first two decades following World War II. At its heart, it seeks to uncover the specific ways scientific and cultural discourses of "race" continued to circulate in the early period of contemporary globalization. The United Nations and its specialized agency, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) led the international articulation and practice of anti-racism in the postwar period. Concomitant with its rise to global hegemony directly following World War II, the United States held control over the financial and political aspects of UNESCO operations for much of the postwar period. Uncovering the shift in power within UNESCO in the early 1960s, this book also traces shifts in the politics of anti-racism and the scientific discourse of "race" through the late 1960s
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Unesco -- Influence
SUBJECT Four statements on the race question
Subject Anti-racism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies -- c 1945 to c 1960 -- c 1960 to c 1970 -- USA.
Social & cultural history -- c 1945 to c 1960 -- c 1960 to c 1970 -- USA.
History of the Americas -- c 1945 to c 1960 -- c 1960 to c 1970 -- USA.
Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000 -- c 1945 to c 1960 -- c 1960 to c 1970 -- USA.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Race relations
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781137003843