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Racism, Governance, and Public Policy

Beyond Human Rights, 1st Edition

By Katy Sian, Ian Law, S. Sayyid


172 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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This book presents a new framing of policy debates on the question of racism through a discursive critique of contemporary issues and contexts, drawing on a program of new European research carried out between 2010 and 2013, with a central focus on the UK. This includes analysis of the discursive construction of Muslims in three contexts: the workplace, education and the media. Informed by a fundamental critique of both the "post-racial" and the limitations of human rights strategies, it identifies the ongoing significance of contemporary raciality in governance strategies and develops a new radical agenda for addressing these processes, advocating strategies of "racism reduction."

Table of Contents

1. The Raciality of the Post-Racial: The European Racial Crisis and the Need for a Fundamental Change 2. The Semantics of Antiracism and Tolerance 3. The Limits of Human Rights: Questions of Racial Justice 4. The Limits of Anti-Discrimination: Muslims and the Workplace 5. The Dangers of Separatism: Muslims in Education 6. The Limits of Representation: Muslims and the News Media 7. Reframing Racism: A New Agenda

About the Authors

Ian Law is Professor in Racism and Ethnicity Studies in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds and founding Director of the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies. S. Sayyid is the Director of the International Centre for Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding, at the University of South Australia, and a Reader in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds. Katy P. Sian is a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Sociology

This series presents cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of sociology. It provides a broad range of case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives, while covering a variety of topics, theories and issues from around the world. It is not confined to any particular school of thought.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations