Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader

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Les Back, John Solomos
Psychology Press, 2000 - Social Science - 646 pages
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Theories of Race and Racismis an important and innovative collection that brings together the work of scholars who have helped to shape the study of race and racism as a historical and contemporary phenomenon. The Reader'scontributons have been chosen to reflect the different theoretical perspectives and to help readers gain a feel for the changing terms of the race and racism debate over time. Theories of Race and Racismis divided into the following main sections: Origins and Transformations Sociology, Race and Social Theory Racism and Anti-Semetism Colonialism, Race and the Other Feminism, Difference and Identity Changing Boundaries and Spaces The editors go futher to shed light on the relatively new areas of interest that are likely to attract attention in years to come.
Contributors include; Theodor Adorno, K. Anthony Appiah, Michael Banton, Zygmunt Bauman, Ruth Benedict , Homi Bhabha, Chetan Bhatt, Gargi Bhattacharyya, Avtar Brah, Hazel Carby, Barbara Christian, Oliver C. Cox, Richard Dyer, Frantz Fanon, Ruth Frankenberg, Sander Gilman, Paul Gilroy, David T. Goldberg, Stuart Hall, Patricia Hill Collins, bell hooks, Max Horkheimer, Winthrop Jordan, Michael Keith, Anne McClintock, Kobena Mercer, Robert Miles, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, George Mosse, Gunnar Myrda, Robert Park, John Rex, John Solomos, Stephen Steinberg, Ann Laura Stoler, Tzvetan Todorov, Russo and Lourdes Torres, Patrica Williams, Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, Howard Winant, Lola Young, Slavoj Zizek.
  

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Contents

F1RST IMPRESSIONS
233
THE IDIOM OF RACE A critique of presentism
251
RACE AND RACISM
264
RACE RELATIONS Its meaning beginning and progress
271
THE CONSERVAT1ON OF RACES
279
RACIAL BELIEFS IN AMERICA
287
Sociology race and social theory
301
THE NATURE OF RACE RELATIONS
305
SEXUAL AFFRONTS AND RACIAL FRONTIERS
324
RACE TIME AND THE REVISION OF MODERNITY
354
Feminism difference and identity
369
RACISM AND FEMINISM The issue of accountability
373
WHITE WOMAN LISTEN Black feminism and the boundaries of sisterhood
389
BLACK FEMINIST THOUGHT
404
RACE AND RIGHTS
421
DIFFERENCE D1VERS1TY DIFFERENTIATION
431

RACE WHAT IT IS NOT
313
RACE RELATIONS IN SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
319
APROPOS THE IDEA OF RACE AGAIN
325
OLD AND NEW IDENTITIES OLD AND NEW ETHNICITIES
344
RACIAL KNOWLEDGE
354
THE THEORETICAL STATUS OF THE CONCEPT OF RACE
381
Racism and antisemitism
391
THE JEWS MYTH AND COUNTERMYTH
395
ELEMENTS OF ANTISEMITISM The limits of Enlightenment
206
MODERNITY RACISM EXTERMINATION
212
ARE JEWS WHITE?
229
LOOKING JEWISH SEEING JEWS
238
THE FACT OF BLACKNESS
257
IMPERIAL CULTURE
267
THE WHITE FAMILY OF MAN
287
UNDER WESTERN EYES
302
WHITE WOMEN RACE MATTERS The social construction of whiteness
447
BLACK FEMINISM AND THE ACADEMY
462
BLACK SKINWHITE BOARDS
478
THE DIALECTICS OF DIASPORA IDENTIFICATION
490
IDENTITY AND DIVERSITY IN POSTMODERN POLITICS
503
IDENTITY AND THE SPACES OF AUTHENTICITY
521
THE MATTER OF WHITENESS
539
RACE RE FORM AND RETRENCHMENT Transformation and legitimation in antidiscrimination law
549
AMERICA AGAIN AT THE CROSSROADS
561
THE LORE OF THE HOMELAND Hindu nationalism and indigenist neoracism
573
ENJOY YOUR NATION AS YOURSELF
594
RACIAL IDENTITY AND RACIAL IDENTIFICATION
607
Guide to further reading
616
Name index
629
Subject index
639
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Solomos is Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at South Bank University, UK.

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