In recent years geographers interested in ethnicity, 'race' and racism have extended their focus from examining geographies of segregation and racism to exploring cultural politics, social practice and everyday geographies of identity and experience. This edited collection illustrates this new work and includes research on youth and new ethnicities; the contested politics of 'race' and racism; intersections of ethnicity, religion and 'race' and the theorisation and interrogation of whiteness. Case studies from the UK and Ireland focus on the intersections of 'race' and nation and the specificities of place in discourses of racilisation and identity. A key feature of the book is its engagement with a range of methodological approaches to examining the significance of race including ethnography, visual methodologies and historical analysis.
Dr Claire Dwyer is a Senior Lecturer and Dr Caroline Bressey is a Lecturer, both in the Department of Geography, University College London, UK
'This volume will find a firm and deserved place in the literature on geographies of race and racism. It stimulates reflections on geographical, political and policy discourses on race, reminds us of the historicity of ideas about race and racism, draws attention to the microgeographies of everyday life to demonstrate how ideas of race are made and remade, and frames new debates about a "post-race" politics. The essays are thoughtful and incisive, and stimulate questions well beyond Britain.' Lily Kong, National University of Singapore 'The complex, theoretically divergent contributions in this edited volume dissect contemporary, but always historicised, geographies of race and anti-racism in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. They are a must read for advocates of space and place based studies concerning current political and policy based issues.' Linda Peake, York University, Canada 'Claire Dwyer and Caroline Bressey's 2008 book New Geographies of Race and Racism is a timely and essential collection of essays which investigate the diverse ways in which race, ethnicity, multiculturalism, racism and anti-racism are created, re-created, imagined, constructed and mobilised across different geographical scales and spaces.' Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 'As someone who studies racial politics and teaches seminars on race and racism, I already see where many of these chapters can enter my work and teaching and suspect that I am not alone in this sentiment.' Social and Cultural Geography 'This is a book I cannot recommend highly enough. It is extremely readable and accessible for undergraduate and postgraduate students or anyone interested in contemporary (and historical) notions of 'race' and the constantly changing notions of racism(s). Moreover, given the range of theoretical and methodological approaches, it is an ideal book for use in teaching - both as an example of the application for different methods, but also for use in seminar groups to provoke interesting discussion and debate.' The Geographical Journal 'The book reinforces the importance of examining how race and place are inextricable in modern times (and past times), and thus challenges theories that promote the idea that globalisation has led to a sense of placelessness, whilst providing readers will fascinating case studies about the lived realities of race and racism in the UK and Ireland'. The Sociological Imagination 'The book reinforces the importance of examining how race and place are inextricable in modern times (and past times), and thus challenges theories that promote the idea that globalisation has led to a sense of placelessness, whilst providing readers will fascinating case studies about the lived realities of race and racism in the UK and Ireland'. The Sociological Imagination