Author: Albert Memmi
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816631650
Category: Social Science
Page: 242
View: 7560
Albert Memmi's controversial statements about racism and his call to each of us to devote ourselves to its eradication--futile though this effort will be--are straightforward and lucid, yet also powerful and universal. In this remarkable meditation on a subject at the troubled center of contemporary life, Memmi investigates racism as social pathology--a cultural disease that prevails because it allows one segment of society to empower itself at the expense of another. By turns historical, sociological, and autobiographical, Racism moves beyond individual prejudice to engage the broader questions of collective behavior and social responsibility. Book jacket.

Towards the Elimination of Racism

Author: Phyllis A. Katz
Publisher: Pergamon
ISBN: 9780080183176
Category: Social Science
Page: 444
View: 8452
Non-Aboriginal material; psychological theories and research on racism.


A Global Reader
Author: Kevin Reilly,Stephen Kaufman,Angela Bodino
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765610607
Category: History
Page: 400
View: 8780
Racism has existed throughout the world for centuries and has been at the root of innumerable conflicts and human tragedies, including war, genocide, slavery, bigotry, and discrimination. Defined broadly, racism has had many forms and effects, from caste prejudice in India and mass extermination in Tasmania to slavery in the Americas and the Holocaust in Europe. Put simply, racism has been one of the overriding forces in world history for more than a millennium. This book provides a global perspective of racism in its myriad forms. Consisting of twelve parts and fifty-one articles, it focuses on racism worldwide over the past thousand years. It includes three types of articles: original documents, scholarly essays, and journalistic accounts.


Author: A. M. Buckley
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 161714777X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 5396
Looks at the issues of racism, exploring the history of racial discrimination, inequality, and what is being done about the issue.


Author: Alastair Bonnett
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415171205
Category: Social Science
Page: 193
View: 7016
Anti-Racism is an introductory text, based on source material from around the world, that explains the roots and describes the practice of anti-racism in Western and non-Western societies from Britain and the USA to Malaysia and Peru.


A Short History
Author: George M. Fredrickson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400873673
Category: History
Page: 232
View: 1222
Are antisemitism and white supremacy manifestations of a general phenomenon? Why didn't racism appear in Europe before the fourteenth century, and why did it flourish as never before in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? Why did the twentieth century see institutionalized racism in its most extreme forms? Why are egalitarian societies particularly susceptible to virulent racism? What do apartheid South Africa, Nazi Germany, and the American South under Jim Crow have in common? How did the Holocaust advance civil rights in the United States? With a rare blend of learning, economy, and cutting insight, George Fredrickson surveys the history of Western racism from its emergence in the late Middle Ages to the present. Beginning with the medieval antisemitism that put Jews beyond the pale of humanity, he traces the spread of racist thinking in the wake of European expansionism and the beginnings of the African slave trade. And he examines how the Enlightenment and nineteenth-century romantic nationalism created a new intellectual context for debates over slavery and Jewish emancipation. Fredrickson then makes the first sustained comparison between the color-coded racism of nineteenth-century America and the antisemitic racism that appeared in Germany around the same time. He finds similarity enough to justify the common label but also major differences in the nature and functions of the stereotypes invoked. The book concludes with a provocative account of the rise and decline of the twentieth century's overtly racist regimes--the Jim Crow South, Nazi Germany, and apartheid South Africa--in the context of world historical developments. This illuminating work is the first to treat racism across such a sweep of history and geography. It is distinguished not only by its original comparison of modern racism's two most significant varieties--white supremacy and antisemitism--but also by its eminent readability.


Who Profits
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Racism
Page: 41
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White Racism

The Basics
Author: Joe R. Feagin,Hernan Vera,Pinar Batur
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415924618
Category: Social Science
Page: 292
View: 5181
First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Racism and Social Change in the Republic of Ireland

Author: Bryan Fanning
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719064715
Category: History
Page: 208
View: 7755
In the last decade Irish society has visibly changed with the emergence of new immigrant communities of black and ethnic minorities. Argues that Ireland was never immune from the racist ideologies that governed relationships between the 'west and the rest' despite a history of colonialanti-Irish racism. Draws upon a number of academic disciplines, focusing on the relationship between ideological forms of racism and its consequences upon black and ethnic minorities. Sets out an invaluable critique of racism in Irish society. Chapters on nation-building, Ireland's response to theHolocaust, refugees and asylum seekers, the politics of Traveller exclusion and multiculturalism in Ireland examine the mechanics of exclusion resulting from institutional racism within political.

Portraits of White Racism

Author: David T. Wellman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521458108
Category: Social Science
Page: 270
View: 3590
First published in 1977, this book advanced a distinctively sociological theory of racism. In this revised edition the theoretical perspective is updated.

Racism, Ethnicity, and Social Policy

Author: Ian Law
Publisher: Harvester Wheatsheaf
Category: Political Science
Page: 227
View: 5417
Explores debates over questions of equality and ethnicity for students approaching the subject for the first time. The topics covered include: the role of law in racial equality, the prospects for migration management, the underclass debate, and other social and educational issues.

Racism, the City and the State

Author: Malcolm Cross
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415084321
Category: Social Science
Page: 234
View: 7894
Does the concept of ethnicity divide the oppressed or unite minorities? Is the term `community' a dangerous fiction? What are the relations between the liberal capitalist democratic state and racialized minority groups? The contributors to this book confront and discuss these questions, bringing together ideas on urban social theory, contemporary cultural change and analysis of racial surbordination in order to explore the relationship between racism, the city and the state. The book concentrates on the urban context of the process of racialization, demonstrating that the city provides the institutional framework for racial segregation, a key process whereby racialization has been reproduced and sustained. Individual chapters explore the profound divisions inscribed on the face of the city, showing for example that ethnicity is more powerful than social class in moulding the identities of new migrants to California, and that the reconstruction of French capitalism has opened new opportunities for the growth of right-wing popularism. The contributors show how, in the UK, urban space over the last two decades has been redefined and reconstructed in ways which sustain separation and racial inequality, and they highlight how black minorities struggling for survival in Britain's cities are seen as responsible for violence, crime, poverty and overcrowding.

The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity

Author: Benjamin Isaac
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140084956X
Category: History
Page: 592
View: 5150
There was racism in the ancient world, after all. This groundbreaking book refutes the common belief that the ancient Greeks and Romans harbored "ethnic and cultural," but not racial, prejudice. It does so by comprehensively tracing the intellectual origins of racism back to classical antiquity. Benjamin Isaac's systematic analysis of ancient social prejudices and stereotypes reveals that some of those represent prototypes of racism--or proto-racism--which in turn inspired the early modern authors who developed the more familiar racist ideas. He considers the literature from classical Greece to late antiquity in a quest for the various forms of the discriminatory stereotypes and social hatred that have played such an important role in recent history and continue to do so in modern society. Magisterial in scope and scholarship, and engagingly written, The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity further suggests that an understanding of ancient attitudes toward other peoples sheds light not only on Greco-Roman imperialism and the ideology of enslavement (and the concomitant integration or non-integration) of foreigners in those societies, but also on the disintegration of the Roman Empire and on more recent imperialism as well. The first part considers general themes in the history of discrimination; the second provides a detailed analysis of proto-racism and prejudices toward particular groups of foreigners in the Greco-Roman world. The last chapter concerns Jews in the ancient world, thus placing anti-Semitism in a broader context.

Racism in Mind

Author: Michael P. Levine,Tamas Pataki
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801488788
Category: Philosophy
Page: 304
View: 7909
This philosophical analysis of the phenomenon of racism brings together some of the most influential analytic philosophers writing on racism today. The introduction by Tamas Pataki outlines the historical and thematic development of conceptions of race and racism, and locates the following essays against the backdrop of contemporary reactions to that development. While the framework is primarily analytic, the volume also includes essays deeply informed by psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and feminist and social theory. The fourteen chapters in this collection address three interrelated questions: What is racism? What are the causes of racism? And what are the moral and political implications of racism? Although their approaches are wide ranging, the contributors to Racism in Mind broadly endorse a psychological-characterological approach to the understanding of many aspects of racism.

Race and Racism in Modern Philosophy

Author: Andrew Valls
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801472749
Category: Philosophy
Page: 293
View: 5465
An innovative, substantial intervention in critical race theory, this book brings together an impressive roster of thinkers to trace the question of race in modern philosophical inquiry and explore its influence on contemporary philosophy.

Anti-racism in European Football

Fair Play for All
Author: Christos Kassimeris
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780739126127
Category: Social Science
Page: 204
View: 8389
Anti-Racism in European Football: Fair Play for All challenges the issue of racism in European football, identifies the causes of the problem, and seeks its remedy.

Tackling the Roots of Racism

Lessons for Success
Author: Reena Bhavnani,Heidi Safia Mirza,Veena Meetoo
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781861347749
Category: Political Science
Page: 230
View: 9869
Thirty years after the Race Relations Act, racism remains endemic in British society. How successful have policy measures been in addressing the causes of racism? What lessons can we learn from countries outside Britain? This important and timely book reviews the evidence and asks 'what really works?'.

Racism and Mental Health

Prejudice and Suffering
Author: Kamaldeep Bhui
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846423369
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
View: 9657
This thought-provoking book investigates the impact of racism (both conscious and unconscious) in mental health settings, covering individual clinical encounters and the broader picture of service provision. The authors offer insights into manifestations of racism in contemporary Britain; racial and cultural identity and the significance of these in psychotherapy; and the inequalities in provision of mental health services to minority ethnic communities. They consider the problems of racism and mental health, not in isolation but in the larger context of cultural difference and social inequalities, and also on the level of human relationships. Bringing together the experiences of mental health professionals and incorporating a service user's perspective, this book provides many practical strategies for addressing racism and dealing with its effects in psychiatric work, and will prove useful and informative to practitioners in many areas of mental health work.

Racism, Slavery, and Literature

Author: Wolfgang Zach,Ulrich Pallua
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631590454
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 266
View: 7098
The papers presented here offer a major challenge to previously conceived ideas about issues like slavery, racism, ethnic relations, nationalism, and cultural identity generating responses, critiques, revisions, counterarguments, and new perspectives. This volume is not only meant to address important matters of the past but also of the present and future as racism, ethnic relations, and cultural identity - with the attendant issues of human rights, freedom, and emancipation - will assume an ever-increasing significance in our globalised but ethically, socially, and culturally divided world. The volume is subdivided into three sections: -Racism and Nationalism- containing papers dealing with issues of racism and nationalism in a broader context, -Slavery: From Past to Present- exploring the concept of slavery in different literary genres and historical periods, -Cultural Identity and Ethnic Relations- dealing with cultural memory, nationalism, and relations between cultural and ethnic groups."

The History of Immigration and Racism in Canada

Essential Readings
Author: Barrington Walker
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 155130340X
Category: History
Page: 305
View: 3246
This outstanding collection examines the complex and disturbing history of immigration and racism in Canada. Major themes include Native/non-Native contact, migration and settlement in the nineteenth century, immigrant workers and radicalism, human rights, internment during WWII, and racism of the present day. The readings are divided into five cohesive sections: Natives and Newcomers in Early Canada Space and Racialized Communities Dangerous Others--Non-Citizens and the State Gate-keeping--Enemies Without and Within The Post-War Era--New Rights and New Racisms This book is destined to make its mark in History departments across the country and will also be of interest to students and researchers in Canadian Studies, Sociology, Demography, Political Science, and Geography.