Michael G. Hanchard is a professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His books include Party/Politics and Orpheus and Power.
A detailed discussion of the concept of race and its evolution, and how it underpins the debate on citizenship and democracy. ---Dr Gennaro Errichiello, Rest Journal [Hanchard] widens the lens both chronologically (beginning with ancient Greece) and thematically (seeing racism as a subset of discrimination). Hanchard promises to get to the bottom of a paradox of modern democracies, in which the ideology of equality goes head to head with politically dominant groups that have always tried to exclude others. ---David S. Katz, Times Higher Education Winner of the Ralph J. Bunche Award, American Political Science Association One of Times Higher Education's Best Books of 2018 Lucidly written. * Publishers Weekly *