Racism & Ethnicity
Global Debates, Dilemmas, Directions
By Ian Law
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
244 pages, Illustrated
$62.50 Paper Original
Racism and Ethnicity: Global Debates, Dilemmas, Directions examines in detail the theories, histories and principal debates of race, racism and ethnicity within a global context. The text offers critical evaluation of the work of major figures from Du Bois to Goldberg, and presents new research on pre-modern racisms, contemporary scientific racisms, racist violence, racism reduction, ethnicity in the UK and European patterns of exclusion and discrimination. Richly illustrated throughout with examples and case studies drawn from across the world and time, the book also offers a range of in-text features to aid study, including: chapter summaries, key concept boxes, chapter activities and further reading.
Racism and Ethnicity: Global Debates, Dilemmas, Directions will be core reading for students at all levels across the social sciences and the humanities ranging from history and cultural studies through sociology to political and policy analysis. It will also be of significant interest to researchers and policy makers in a range of fields.
Historical groundings: the global formation of racism
Origins: the complex global roots of race
Race, colonialism and genocide
Mobilising race: blackness
Chapter 2 Categorising peoples: race science, genomics and naming
The rise and fall of racial science
Contemporary race science and bio-colonialism
Categorisation, identity and naming
Theorising racism and ethnicity: foundations
Pioneer of race theory: Anna Julia Cooper’s account of racism and intersectionality
Pioneer of ethnicity theory: Max Weber’s account of the ‘race-ethnicity-nation’ complex
Pioneer of race relations theory: Robert Park and the Chicago School
Building on the pioneers: The emergence of the British sociology of race relations
Understanding ethnicity: theoretical and conceptual debates
Ethnicity: concepts, approaches and relations
Ethnicity in the UK
Racism, ethnicity and migration: building a global analysis
Approaches to an integrated analysis of migration, racism and ethnicity
Racist violence and racism reduction
Explanations and motives
Exclusion and discrimination: Europe and the Roma
Racial and ethnic discrimination and exclusion in Europe
Exclusion and discrimination in housing: evidence from Western Europe
Exclusion and discrimination in education: the Roma
Social exclusion of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in the UK and political mobilisation in the UK and Europe
Representing racism, ethnicity and migration in news media
Back to fundamentals: conceptualising media racism
Race and media in Russia
Race and media in the US
Race and media in Europe
Prospects for a post-ethnic, post-racial world
The global racial crisis
- A carefully developed structure gradually builds knowledge from key concepts, historical origins and categorisation, to a deeper understanding and theorising of the principal issues and debates.
- Chapters on Historical Groundings, Categorising Peoples, Theorising Racism and Ethnicity, Migration, Racist Violence, Exclusion and Discrimination, Representation in News Media, and lastly, Prospects for a Post-Ethnic, Post-Racial World.
- Addresses the operation of race and racism in their specific regional, national and local contexts, drawing on a range of non-Western regions from Cuba to Burma, as well as providing in-depth substantive material on the UK, Europe and the USA.
- Examines in detail the theories and histories of race, racism and ethnicity, with critical evaluation of the work of major figures from Du Bois to Goldberg.
- Presents new research on pre-modern racisms, contemporary scientific racisms, racist violence, racism reduction, ethnicity in the UK and European patterns of exclusion and discrimination.
- Richly illustrated with examples and case studies drawn from across the world and time including the Burakumin in Japan, Park’s Hawai’ian racial laboratory, the rise of the extreme right in the UK and race hate in the Russian news media.
- A range of in-text features enrich the material including chapter summaries, key concept and case boxes, chapter activities and further reading.
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