Racism A Beginner's Guide

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-01
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications

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"Despite the long struggle to eliminate racism, it is still very much with us. In fact, since 9/11, racism appears to be on the rise, making it more important that ever before to understand the meaning of race and the effect it has on society." "Alana Lentin maps the emergence and development of ideas about race through political history right up to modern debates about multiculturalism and Islamophobia, and considers the implications of a 'post-racial' society at a time when science has placed genetics over culture. This resource exposes the roots of racial thought and demonstrates why it has remained crucial to our everyday lives."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Alana Lentin is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Sussex.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
Racism, history, and politicsp. 1
The experience of racismp. 32
The lessons of antisemitismp. 56
Racism without race?p. 88
The specter of immigration in the shadow of the war on terrorp. 116
Further readingp. 150
Bibliographyp. 158
Indexp. 162
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