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Race and Power Global Racism in the Twenty First Century

    196 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Reviewing cutting-edge debates around racial politics and the culture and economy of globalization, this book draws together a wide range of important contemporary debates in a clear and concise way for undergraduate students.

    Far from concluding that racism is over, the authors contend that the forces of globalization inhabit older cultures of racial division in order to safeguard the economic interests of the privileged. Arguing that the unspoken culture of whiteness informs much that passes in the name of globalization, the book suggests that we are witnessing a reformulation of economic relations around global racisms. Alongside these shifts in economic relations, racialized identities evolve to encompass mixed heritages and mixed cultures both in personal identities and in lifestyle choices.

    This is one of the few texts that concentrates on the theory of race rather than politics. It looks at race in global terms, and at 'whiteness' as a part of ethnic studies.

    Part 1: Identities 1. Whiteness 2. Race Mixture and People of Mixed Origins in Western Societies Part 2: Bodies 3. Economics, Racialization and Globalization 4. Sexualising Racism Part 3: Locations 5. Diasporas, Populations, Scares and New Aesthetics 6. Globalization and Local Economies


    Gargi Bhattacharyya is Lecturer in the Department of Cultural Studies and Sociology, University of Birmingham.
    John Gabriel is Professor of Sociology at London Guildhall University. Stephen Small is Associate Professor in the Department of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

    'The importance of their book is that Bhattacharyya et al do provide insight into understanding what is going on in our world.' - Mike Cole, Ethnic and Racial Studies