Racism

ISBN-10: 0192805908
ISBN-13: 9780192805904
Edition: 2007
Authors: Ali Rattansi
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Description: From subtle discrimination in everyday life and scandals in politics, to incidents like lynchings in the American South, cultural imperialism, and 'ethnic cleansing', racism exists in many different forms, in almost every facet of society. But what  More...

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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 4.37" wide x 6.85" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

From subtle discrimination in everyday life and scandals in politics, to incidents like lynchings in the American South, cultural imperialism, and 'ethnic cleansing', racism exists in many different forms, in almost every facet of society. But what actually is race? How has racism come to be so firmly established? Why do so few people actually admit to being racist? How are race, ethnicity, and xenophobia related? Racism: A Very Short Introduction incorporates the latest research to demystify the subject of racism and explore its history, science, and culture. It sheds light not only on how racism has evolved since its earliest beginnings, but will also explore the numerous embodiments of racism, highlighting the paradox of its survival, despite the scientific discrediting of the notion of 'race' with the latest advances in genetics.

Ali Rattansi is Visiting Professor of Sociology at University College London.

Acknowledgements
List of illustrations
Introduction
Racism and racists: some conundrums
Fear of the dark?: blacks, Jews, and barbarians
Beyond the pale: scientific racism, the nation, and the politics of colour
Imperialism, eugenics, and the Holocaust
The case against scientific racism
New racisms?
Racist identities: ambivalence, contradiction, and commitment
Beyond institutional racism: 'race', class, and gender in the USA and Britain
Conclusions: prospects for a post-racial future
References
Further reading
Index

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