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Racism and Ethnicity
Global Debates, Dilemmas, Directions

By

Ian Law





ISBN 9781405859127
Published December 4, 2009 by Routledge
256 Pages

 
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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

 

CONTENTS

 

Acknowledgements

 

Chapter 1

Historical groundings: the global formation of racism

Introduction

Origins: the complex global roots of race

Race, colonialism and genocide

Mobilising race: blackness

Conclusion

 

Chapter 2 Categorising peoples: race science, genomics and naming  

Introduction

The rise and fall of racial science

Contemporary race science and bio-colonialism

Categorisation, identity and naming

Conclusion

 

Chapter 3

Theorising racism and ethnicity: foundations

Introduction

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

Conclusion

 

Chapter 4  

Understanding ethnicity: theoretical and conceptual debates

Introduction

Ethnicity: concepts, approaches and relations

Ethnicity in the UK

Researching ethnicity

 

Chapter 5

Racism, ethnicity and migration: building a global analysis 

Introduction

Migration

Approaches to an integrated analysis of migration, racism and ethnicity

Conclusion

 

Chapter 6

Racist violence and racism reduction   

Introduction

Explanations and motives

Evidence

Racism reduction

Conclusion

 

Chapter 7

Exclusion and discrimination: Europe and the Roma   

Introduction

Understanding discrimination

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

Conclusion

 

Chapter 8

Representing racism, ethnicity and migration in news media

Introduction

Back to fundamentals: conceptualising media racism

Race and media in Russia

Race and media in the US

Race and media in Europe

Conclusion

  

Chapter 9

Prospects for a post-ethnic, post-racial world

Introduction

Post-thinking

Minorities

The global racial crisis

Conclusion

 

 

 

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