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The Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity

ISBN 9780415777070
Published December 16, 2010 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity is a comprehensive guide to the increasingly relevant, broad and ever changing terrain of studies surrounding race and ethnicity. Comprising a series of essays and a critical dictionary of key names and terms written by respected scholars from a range of academic disciplines, this book provides a thought provoking introduction to the field, and covers:

  • The history and relationship between "race" and ethnicity
  • The impact of colonialism and post colonialism
  • Emerging concepts of "whiteness"
  • Changing political and social implications of race
  • Race and ethnicity as components of identity
  • The interrelatedness and intersectionality of race and ethnicity with gender and sexual orientation
  • Globalization, media, popular culture and their links with race and ethnicity

Fully cross referenced throughout, with suggestions for further reading and international examples, this book is indispensible reading for all those studying issues of race and ethnicity across the humanities and social and political sciences.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  Contributors  Introduction  Part I  1. Origins of the Concept of Race F. Carl Walton & Stephen M. Caliendo  2. Ethnicity Vivian Ibrahim  3. Whiteness Robert Jensen  4. Colonialism/Postcolonialism William Muck  5. Race, Politics and Public Policy Charlton D. McIlwain & Stephen M. Caliendo  6. Race-based Social Movements Charlton D. McIlwain  7. Motivation, Immigration and the Immigrant Eric M. Kramer  8. Race, Gender and Sexuality Nina Asher  9. Race, Media and Popular Culture Stephen M. Caliendo  10. Race, Ethnicity and Globalization S. P. Udayakumar  Part II A to Z: Key Concepts in the Study of Race and Ethnicity

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Stephen M. Caliendo is Professor of Political Science at North Central College, Naperville, Illinois.

Charlton McIlwain is Associate Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University.