The main objective of this edited collection is to provide an insight into key facets of contemporary research and scholarship on race and ethnicity. The various chapters were presented at a conference to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the international journal Ethnic and Racial Studies. Given this context, contributors reflect on the evolution of scholarship over the past five decades, and look forward to the range of issues that we shall need to research and understand more fully in the future. In doing so they both provide an overview of the shifting boundaries of the field of ethnic and racial studies and display an engagement with emerging fields of scholarship and research.
The volume brings together leading scholars who have experience of researching race and ethnicity in various parts of the globe, and combines conceptual reflection with empirically focused analysis. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.
Introduction: Why do we still talk about race today? Martin Bulmer and John Solomos
1. Ethnic and Racial Studies: an outline history of forty years of publishing the research agenda on ethnic and racial issues Christopher T. Husbands
2. Breaking black: the death of ethnic and racial studies in Britain Claire Alexander
3. Kaleidoscope: contested identities and new forms of race membership Ann Morning
4. Comparing genomic narratives of human diversity in Latin American nations Peter Wade
5. Unsettled identities amid settled classifications? Toward a sociology of racial appraisals Wendy D. Roth
6. Race in an era of mass migration: black migrants in Europe and the United States Nancy Foner
7. Why we still need to talk about race Miri Song
8. Local communities of artistic practices and the slow emergence of a "post-racial" generation Marco Martiniello
9. "Race" and "post-colonialism": should one come before the other? Nasar Meer
10. Theorizing visibility and vulnerability in Black Europe and the African diaspora Stephen Small
Race, ethnicity and nationalism are at the heart of many of the major social and political issues in the present global environment. New antagonisms have emerged which require a rethinking of traditional theoretical and empirical perspectives. The books in this series are based on special issues of Ethnic and Racial Studies, the leading journal for the analysis of these issues throughout the world. Expert authors and editors present interdisciplinary research and theoretical analysis, drawing on sociology, social policy, anthropology, political science, economics, geography, international relations, history, social psychology and cultural studies.